Moynat’s ‘Bad Dreams’ Collection is Playful and Whimsical
This festive season, Moynat artistic director Ramesh Nair invites you to rediscover the wonderland of Paris seen through the eyes of a child, his fantasy monster-friends and the imagination of Franco-Japanese artist Tiffany Bouelle.
Ramesh discovered Tiffany’s work at an exhibition in Paris and was fascinated by the dream-like quality of her universe, the blend of the monstrous and the adorable, the naïf illustrations that nevertheless show an appreciation of our deepest dreams and terrors. He was moved by her voyage of the spirit and imagination, a journey equally dear to Moynat, and her ability to straddle cultures, spaces and dimensions that is also the essence of the legendary Parisian House.
“Bad Dreams” is a series of illustrations Tiffany has imagined for Moynat, with characters that are simultaneously child and adult, inspired by her little brothers and their games. Ulysse is a human while the monster is an “Adam” (in French, this is a play on “à dents” meaning “with teeth”). Their story is a discovery of Paris through a different, magical lens. Ramesh Nair designed the Bad Dreams collection, using Tiffany’s illustrations to add an element of fun to the Initial canvas and to cleverly highlight new shapes.
The “OH!” Tote bag
The iconic Initial canvas from Moynat forms the perfect backdrop for this updated tote with a blend of fun and class. The Oh! Tote has a leather handle with circular chapes, which Ramesh has cleverly used to suggest a face for the Adam illustration.
The Oh! Tote is entirely lined in the same linen-cotton canvas that is used for the outside of the bag with no visible seams on the inside, a refinement and elegance of finish that is echoed in the leather binding along all the edges and a fine leather piping along the bottom.
The Initial print is delicately picked out in bronze, metallic pigment. The canvas has a soft, natural and powdery finish, far from the plastic-like finish noticeable in most coated canvas. Four screens are required for each colour way and the Bad Dreams illustrations are individually layered over it by hand on one face. The other face carries a sporty stripe that recalls our historic personalised trunks and the Moynat logo, also individually hand screened on each bag. In keeping with Moynat philosophy, our light-hearted pieces are just as luxuriously finished as the rest of our collection.
Add a little spice to your day with the Adam and Ulysse-themed pouches to match the Oh! tote in the Initial canvas, each individually hand screened and meticulously finished with leather binding.
The Bad Dreams pouches are available in 2 sizes: the larger can hold documents, tablet or computer, while the smaller is ideal to carry essentials. Both pouches fit perfectly into the tote.
The “Bad Dreams” collections will be available in all the Moynat boutiques and galleries in January 2019.