David Niven's Attache Case: Ettinger's Archival Display at The Beaumont
Booking not necessary, free
With over 80 years’ experience in making leather luggage and accessories, Ettinger exhibits archive pieces from its early collections alongside a contemporary attache case which is a bespoke, made-to-order item. The attache was inspired by Jimmy Beaumont's friend, David Niven.
Ettinger was founded in 1934 by Gerry Ettinger, who was multilingual and a renowned traveller. Gerry worked as a film producer in Europe before moving to London and starting his eponymous leather goods business.
The company today is still family owned and run by his elder son Robert, and is one of the few remaining and highly successful British leather goods manufacturers. It handcrafts its extensive portfolio at its factory in Walsall outside Birmingham, which has been in continuous use making leather goods since 1890.
Ettinger's style is timeless, elegant and imbued with typical English flair, allowing for the confident use of colour and resulting in contemporary classics with a singular appeal.
Discretion and quality has been the basis for Ettinger's success, and this is epitomised by the fact that it was granted a Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996. Its products are sold online and in luxury retailers all over the world. Ettinger has a showroom in London which is open by appointment for customers to view the collections and discuss individual projects.