Beauty and performance
Charles Simon is built on a special marriage between innovation and tradition. In our workshop based in Montreal, cutting edge engineering meets the finest materials and artisanal savoir-faire.
A disruptive and unparalleled design
Industrial design is at the heart of everything we do. We truly believe in the perfect balance between function and beauty. That's why nothing is left to chance: every little detail is thought out in our Design Studio.
Charles and Simon, the cofounders and Pascal Godin, a long-time university friend and talented industrial designer, worked for several years to define Charles Simon's distinctive design. Our collection is beautifully sleek, timeless yet bold, and it holds within itself a well thought-out, functional, ergonomic design. We thrive on curiosity and creativity and always seek to push the boundaries. We have developed the first automatic deployment handle and retractable wheels suitcase.
We are committed to always being truly innovative and this is what makes Charles Simon's pieces unequalled in their design.
The highest standards of aeronautic engineering
Charles and Simon, as former aeronautical and aerospace engineers, have integrated the expertise they acquired during their career with companies such as Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier, Airbus and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. Advanced engineering, including computer-aided design, material strength calculations, dynamic simulations, 3D renderings and finite element method, is used to optimize quality, durability and efficiency.
All our luggage protective cases are made of a special aluminum-carbon fiber combination, in our workshop, making each piece lightweight and sturdy. Carbon fiber material has one of the highest mechanical strengths in its class. Chassis and cockpit of Formula Ones are made of carbon fiber to be ultralight and protect pilots life.
Leather work like no other
Our leather craftsmen have the same attention to quality when it comes to leather work and sheath-making. They have acquired their savoir-faire from the best French ateliers.
We source the finest leather from a family-owned tannery, founded in 1927 in the south of France, which supplies the world's most famous luxury fashion brands. Alcantara® is the soft lining with which our craftsmen dress by hand the luggage interior. It is an avant-garde fabric, as soft as suede, used in fashion or even in private planes and luxurious cars.
A passionate luthier dedicated to woodwork
For our exceptional Original luggage collection, we craft century-old wood. Submerged in Quebec’s lakes and rivers since the log drive era, the timber is extracted by a “new generation” lumberjack. The recovered wood is then crafted by our luthier. Only such respect, dedication and experience can showcase the natural splendor of the wood and achieve this level of perfection.
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We believe in a slow consumption that's why we develop our products to last. We hope when you adopt a Charles Simon product it will be forever. We offer a 10-year warranty on all our luggage and a 2-year warranty on leather goods accessories.