METTIQUE x Grifoll Declara
November 24, 2020 : Seamlessly blending both luxury and sustainability, “Mettique” — Thai Super Luxury Leather Brand and “Grifoll Declara”— world class boutique organic winery from Spain are proud to invite celebrities and VIP guests to an exclusive wine tasting experience at Mettique Flagship Store on the second Floor of Gaysorn Village.
“Mettique” is a super luxury Thai leather goods brand which has gained global attention rapidly among the world’s top designers since its debut in 2012. The unique essence of “Mettique” is the exquisite craftsmanship skills passed down through generations for more than 30 years. The attention to detail throughout the whole process starts with a selection of only the finest vegetable tanned cowhide leather derived from the world's most renowned and prestigious tanneries in Tuscany ,Italy. Met Hengtrakul, the founder and creative director of “Mettique”, has taken up the trade of the leather craftsmen that came before him, with his deep passion for leather creations and innovative design, bestowing the high-quality finished products with a truly unique and inimitable master touch.
Met is also passionate about natural eco-leather, which since his first attempts has led to his commitment solely to the technique of vegetable tanning. No chromium sulfate or toxic substances are used during this special natural tanning process. “Mettique” is careful to partner with world-renowned Tuscan certified organic tanneries and it is no surprise to learn that these are also the chosen leather suppliers of several big luxury fashion houses like Valentino, Dior and Brics.
These Tuscan tanneries are specialized in the production of high quality vegetable tanned cowhide leather utilizing a centuries-old, natural tanning technique called Italian Vacchetta Vegetable Tanning. This sustainable tanning process is completely natural, with the leather deriving its texture from tree barks such as Castagno or Quebracho, which are the same tannins naturally found in an organic wine. The colour of these natural tannins give the leather a rich and natural aspect, as well as an unmistakable brilliant shade that becomes more intense with the passing of time and everyday usage.
With our shared sustainability mission to be authentic and environmentally-friendly brands, “Mettique” and “Grifoll Declara” have joined together to bring VIP guests Jaksawatr Attaskulchai Sidaras Bhuddinan, Panittha Buri, Firm Hongsananda, Gun Plengpanich, among others, to discover an exclusive organic wine tasting experience featuring 6 different luxury and rich organic wines, delicately spiced with soft tannins enhancing soulfulness like no other.
METTIQUE x Conceria La Bretagna S.R.L. event
Mettique is a super luxury leather brand brimmed with Thai pride, under the precise care of Met Hengtrakul, founder and designer of the brand. The delicate craftsmanship comes from the mother ship, The Atelier Co., Ltd, which is not only a base for Mettique, but also for the sister brand, Quillberry, that specializes in woven masterpieces. Alongside in presenting the pièce de résistance of Mettique, Mr. Paolo Testi, president of Conceria La Bretagna, is also presenting the partnership of one of the most important keys to Mettique. Came all the way from Italy for the Mettique workshop, Mr. Testi, shared his experiences and innovation of the tannery from his world-class tannery company.
Other than the classic designs and excellent materials, Met Hengtrakul believes that the finest craftsmanship starts within the spirit of the workers. This vision has led to the birth of the luxury exotic brand, Mettique. Being under the roof of The Atelier., Ltd, Mettique has experts who have experiences within the world of sewing and leather for over 25 years. With the know-how of the Atelier masters, led to the creation of products for world-class brands such as the coffee-machine for the Italian coffee, Nespresso; camera cases for Leica, and several leather products for leading hotels such as the Four Seasons and the Capella. In order to ensure the highest level of durability in every product, every paragon of the merchandise is intricately 100% hand sewn. Not only is the quality of craftsmanship of the brand achieved from the hands of refined experts, but also from the usage of the utmost materials that has been curated from all parts to the world. You can discover a selection of the world’s most expensive skins from the largest breed of crocodiles and the most expensive leather in the world; The saltwater crocodile, Crocodylus Porosus selected from Australia; the Crocodylus Niloticus, which can be found roaming through the waters of the Nile River in Africa; to the Alligator Mississippiensis from the flowing water of the Mississippi River. All these three species are considered to be the king of the leathery world. Other rare and unique materials ranging from the African ostrich, python, lizards, aniline French goat, stingray, and Italian cowhide can be found as well. With their classic patterns and polished designs, every of the leathery products can be matched with your every look.
Alongside the usage of astounding leathers, the tannings of the skins are the next step to further guarantee excellency in all products. Mettique uses vegetable tannins from the premium Italian tannery, Conceria La Bretagna, a tanning factory that lies within the heart of Tuscany, who have excelled in this industry since 1961. Vegetable tans assures grace and beauty with every use due to its lack of chemical but rather extracted from nature such as tree barks, leaves, fruits, and vegetable oils; therefore, enhancing the softness and the longevity of the leather.
The president of La Bretagna, Mr. Paolo Testi, was also in attendance to share his experience of the tanning industry from his factory, as well as demonstrating the new innovation of the vegetable tannings that has been integrated into luxury fashion, which are the waterproof vegetable tans. Finding vegetable tannins that is both eco-friendly and waterproof, is something that is considered to be challenging and rare but La Bretagna was able to breakthrough and discover a way to make vegetable tans durable under water. “The beauty around me and the nature of the Tuscan countryside being the source, have influenced and inspired us.” says Mr. Testi. Another main highlight of the Mettique event, led by Met Hengtrakul, is the workshop of a hand sewn leather cardholder guided by Mettique’s stitching connoisseur who have mastered in sewing for over 25 years as well.
Discover Mettique’s timeless love and devotions of the elegant artistry today at the Mettique Flagship store on the 2nd floor of Gaysorn Village.
The Grand Auction
Get ready to experience the thrill of bidding for METTIQUE masterpieces and extraordinary experiences at the Grand Auction to raise vital funds for the welfare & conservation of Thailand's national animal. Net proceeds of auction go to Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. Auction items: METTIQUE "His&Hers" N1 clutch/crossbody and TLS1 wallet in bright Kentu and beige South African ostrich, 100% #handstitched with the finest French bees waxed linen thread. Event: The King's Cup Elephant Polo Grand Auction Gala Dinner by Anantara Siam Bangkok. Venue: Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Thursday 8th March 2018.
METTIQUE welcomes the Year of the dog
Enlighten the new year of the dog and the month of love with handstitched METTIQUE bag charms. Complimentary with every purchase over THB 10,000 or USD 350.00 till the end of February in METTIQUE flagship store and METTIQUE official online store.
METTIQUE cases for Leica are now available at Leica Store Thailand
December 2017 Promotion
Receive one "Holiday Stockings" cardholder in Italian cowhide with every purchase throughout December 2017! While limited stocks last!
The creative partnership between METTIQUE and MINI
Passion and creativity. METTIQUE in collaboration with MINI, two different worlds that share common values and objectives in terms of their contemporary lifestyle approach. Visit us at the International Motor Expo 2017 at Impact Challenger Hall, Impact Muang Thong Thani.
METTIQUE in collaboration with Gaysorn Village: The Spirit Of Craftsmasters campaign
METTIQUE and its founder Met Hengtrakul were appointed as one of the faces of The Gaysorn Village latest campaign: The Spirit Of Craftsmasters.
METTIQUE Christmas bag charms
Receive one Christmas bag charm with every receipt over THB 20,000.00.
Introducing French goat to our leather repertoire
METTIQUE sources our aniline goat skins from one of the best tanneries that specialise in goat skins in France. The French goats are highly selected among the best herds in the world and are tanned with natural tannins of vegetable origins. These skins possess the most refined grains, which originate directly from the animal skin structure as a result of 22 strict manual operations, mostly boarding, the process which requires movement by hand/shoulder with a piece of curved wooden board to work on skins. Each and every square inch of each skin is boarded manually with different technique to achieve the unique softness and grains on the skins.
These French goat skins are used by some of the most respected brands in the world and are now available at METTIQUE in a wide range of colors. EXPLORE