Tanner Krolle dates back to 1856 when it was established near St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London.
The late 19th century further saw the dawn of the modern automobile era. Frederick Krolle started producing car trunks that were designed to be waterproof and dustproof so that they could be fixed to the rear luggage area of a motorcar. After that, elaborate trunks were produced for long international maritime journeys.
Entering the 1920s, commercial airways for passangers and postal use were expanded globally. Tourism accordingly began to boom and the Krolle collection naturally evolved to include lighter weight bags. Tanner Krolle has always been at the forefront of innovation.
Frederick Krolle, a master saddle maker, foresaw that the advent of steamships and railways would fuel the elegant traveller’s needs for luxury leather luggage trunks and accessories.
He developed trunks with designs, functions and materials which supported the travel style of the European nobility of the time who required everything necessary for a journey packed to accompany them.