Tender Co, The Trestle Shop
Our good friend William Kroll, owner and founder of Tender Co, and his wife Deborah have just released a new online storefront that goes by the name of The Trestle Shop. As you may know we’re stockists ourselves of Tender’s main line collection, but this store has a slight twist and works in parallel to the core Tender collection. They’re looking to produce and sell experimental and unconventional items which come about when developing the main line, most of the pieces are limited in stock and sometimes they only hold one of an item, which weirdly makes them more attractive and appealing. It’s great to know you own something that’s original and that no one else will have.
The name of the shop itself follows in line with the Tender Co collection which is based on the British Steam Age. The Trestle Shop derived from railway trestle bridges of the 19th century, and operates from the top of a trestle table which is like a market stall or a spare parts bench in a locomotive repairs workshop. I personally think this is going to be a great little shop and will be one that you should definitely keep checking back for more products, I’ve got my eye on a few special items already for my office. I saw this ‘Hands-On’ mechanical wrist watch in-particular when I went across to check out the collection earlier in the year, it’s an absolute gem of a piece, it’s cased in England and has a hand-wound Swiss movement. What’s intriguing is that the dial is rotated at a 45 degree angle to make the watch readable whilst driving, this inspiration was taken from early Twentieth Century drivers’ watches, also another impressive feature in my eyes is that the movement is visible through an exhibition case at the back. For someone like me where I love to see the inner workings of things this is a real bonus, looks beautiful both on the inside and the outside.
So I’ve picked some photos up from their new shop which you can see above and below, a few are detail shots and others are full on product shots. One category I would be looking at for further progression is the hand thrown red clay pots, this hand made pottery is really great, rustic and very robust, basically functional to the max. Check them out as well if you can, for now have a peruse below and over towards their shop via the link below.