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Stonyhurst College was founded in 1593 and remains one of the UK's most prestigious boarding schools. An adaptation of the Ampleforth collection, which is named after Tim Oulton's own alma mater, Stonyhurst similarly transforms Timothy Oulton's travel-inspired trunks into functional furniture. While preserving all the hallmarks of traditional craftsmanship in its construction and detailing, the collection experiments with a range of innovative finishes including the celebrated Spitfire finish. Unlike the Ampleforth, the Stonyhurst does not include a lift-up lid. All leather finishes, plus the Shiny and Black Steel options and Oxidised Solid Brass, all come with wooden banding. Both the Spitfire and Aero finish come without any banding.
“The romance and nostalgia of vintage luggage, transformed into functional furniture”
Roots & Inspiration
When Tim Oulton left boarding school aged 18, he began working in his father's antiques shop. He fell in love with the handcraftsmanship and patina of old leather suitcases, and later became an avid collector of luxury antique trunks.