Berluti Porsche expressing The Art of Craftsmanship to be auctioned by Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s is delighted to present Berluti: The Art of Craftsmanship*, a selection of items hand-chosen by Sotheby’s specialists, which pay tribute to the pillars of Berluti’s heritage and proficiency: specifically the distinct hand-crafted Berluti patina and the exclusive Venezia leather, introduced by Olga Berluti in the 1980s. The sale offers collectors a unique opportunity to acquire incredibly rare pieces from landmark moments throughout the luxury shoemaker’s history. The standout lot is a Porsche 911 from 1973, the first car ever to be fully customised in an exclusive Berluti patinated leather interior. This groundbreaking auction is held exclusively online between 24 April and 7 May, with the full exhibition on view at Sotheby’s Paris premises between 24 - 29 April.
A high performance rear-engined sports car made since 1963, the Porsche 911 S Targa is legendary, with form and aesthetics largely unchanged over the decades. That is until the House of Berluti gets their hands on it. The atelier redefines the definition of luxurious exclusivity once again with a bespoke interior of one of the world’s most iconic and sought after sports cars. With a reserve price of €140,000 at the Sotheby’s Berluti: The Art of Craftsmanship auction, the gorgeous Berluti Porsche also comes with its on line of leather accessories included – luggage, “Berluti Paris” key fob and glove compartment cover, as well as “B” monograms on the steering wheel.
Berluti Triumph Motorcycle, Helmet and Boots Other cool Berluti bespoke creations are up for bids as well at The Art of Craftsmanship auction, this exclusive creation of the Mecatwin workshop for Berluti is based on the mechanical foundation of a Triumph Bonneville T120. This Berluti motorcycle is an exclusive creation, which, apart from its mechanical components (frame and engine), is completely unique, with bodywork designed as a single piece whose volumes and lines recall those of the iconic, streamlined, sleek and edgy forms of Maison Berluti. The Venezia leather-sheathed helmet and the Maison’s Off the Road boots are vital accessories, forming a capsule collection that offers modern men all the enchantment of classic biking.
Berluti Table Football, Travel Bag and Sneakers
Table football or foosball table is de rigueur furnishing for any high net worth man cave. Understanding this Berluti designed a table football set in collaboration with Bonzini – a manufacturer with 60 years of experience in games tables and what resulted is a Berluti Table Football set covered in the atelier’s emblematic Venezia leather, entirely handmade in France. The bidding includes a set of accompanying weekend bag and a pair of sneakers.
Berluti Dumbbells and Backpack for Fondation Didier Drogba
Berluti Vitello Fiore backpack and dumbbells, all signed by famed footballer Didier Drogba, come together in a perfect balance of designer aesthetics and technical sophistication for the good of charity with proceeds going to Drogba Foundation to facilitate health and education access for vulnerable populations.
Berluti Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Titanium Piece Unique Berluti Scritto Nero Caviar meets 45mm Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium joining Berluti’s bespoke expertise in leather and Hublot’s mastery of metals in one unique timepiece. Only one example of this edition of Berluti Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Titanium exists.
These exceptional bespoke or out-of-production Berluti were specially developed for the exclusive online auction starting today April 24th to May 7th.
ONLINE BIDDING CLOSES: 07 May 2019