Olympia Le-Tan has picked material from Royal Museums Greenwich's library and archive to produce artisanal clutches.
The first bag to debut from the collaboration is the 19th-century science fiction novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. Written by French author Jules Verne, this first edition was illustrated by the artist Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville.
Royal Museums Greenwich is comprised of the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and the Queen's House, all located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich in London. RMG is the place to discover sea and space exploration, pioneering architecture, internationally renowned art and British history. It is the "home of time" and the world-famous Meridian Line and houses the world's most extensive maritime collection. The collection of more than 4 million objects tell stories of exploration and adventure across the sea, ships, stars and time.
"It's been such a joy to work with the team at Olympia Le-Tan to find inspiration for this collection," Elizabeth Bowers, brand licensing consultant, RMG. "We're thrilled to see our archive reimagined in this way and transformed into objects worthy of a place in a museum collection themselves."
"Collaborating with Royal Greenwich Museums is a way for us to bring a part of the museum home; that's why in this special time, we have chosen this notable Jules Vernes cover from the archives," says Aude Sergent, general manager, Olympia Le-Tan. "With this dreamy collaboration, we wanted to reimagine and highlight the importance of the incredible RGM archives while creating a unique opportunity to have a piece of art at home."