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Sunday Paper Edition 018: Wimbledon Special

Here at Métier, we couldn’t be more excited that Wimbledon is kicking off tomorrow.

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Here at Métier, we couldn’t be more excited that Wimbledon is kicking off tomorrow.
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Wimbledon Special

Wimbledon

Special

"If you can meet with triumph and disaster / And treat those two impostors just the same"
-   RUDYARD KIPLING
Inscribed above the entryway to Wimbledon’s Centre Court

Here at Métier, we couldn’t be more excited that Wimbledon is kicking off tomorrow. Not only is it the first time the tournament is back to its full capacity since the pandemic but this year also marks the centenary of the iconic Centre Court. Whether you are watching in person, or catching the action from home, these next two weeks will be thrilling for any tennis enthusiast around the world.

What We’re

Reading

String Theory by David Foster Wallace
David Foster Wallace

To fully immerse ourselves in the world of tennis, we are reading David Foster Wallace’s String Theory, considered by many to be the best book ever written about the game. Having been a great junior tennis player himself, the sport has been a recurring theme throughout Wallace’s work, including in his smash hit novel Infinite Jest which partially takes place at a tennis academy. Now, all his tennis related material has posthumously been gathered in one volume, including the famed 2006 essay about Roger Federer which is considered to be one of his finest pieces of writing.

What We’re

Drinking

Champagne Rose Indulgence

This month, we are lucky enough to having gotten our hands on a few bottles of the exceedingly rare Champagne Rose Indulgence from one of our favourite producers in the region, Marie Courtin. Made from 100% pino noir grapes from 50-year-old vines and naturally fermented in burgundy barrels without any added sulphur, this uniquely pure yet complex wine will knock your (tennis) socks off. With notes of pomegranate, mint and dried pear and its deep pink hue it is also the perfect pairing for the enormous amounts of strawberries one must consume during these two Wimbledon weeks.

Champagne Rose Indulgence

What We’re

Watching

The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis Movie
Borg vs McEnroe Movie
The Royal Tenenbaums Movie
Venus And Serena Movie

The drama of the tennis court also makes for great drama on the silver screen. Whether it is a psychological thriller like Woody Allen’s Match Point, a historical drama like Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece The Garden of the Finzi-Continis or a biopic such as Borg vs. McEnroe chronicling the famed rivalry between the Swedish ‘Iceman’ and the ‘American bad boy’, we find ourselves hooked. The thrill of the game, the amazing style references and the physical and psychological endurance makes for an addictive viewing experience. Other favourites from the Métier team include Wes Anderson’s iconic comedy The Royal Tenenbaum (featuring some very strong looks by tennis-protégé Richie Tenenbaum) and the documentary Venus and Serena which gives us a rare insight into the battles, triumphs and controversies surrounding the superstar sisters.

Métier Du Jour

Perriand City Small White Sand

Spotted last year at Wimbledon, the Perriand City Small in White Sand is the perfect accompaniment for courtside. Crafted from buttery calfskin leather, this featherlight piece is intuitively organised and holds everything you might possibly need for a long day at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Being a firm favourite amongst our clients, this piece has been sold out for quite some time so we are very pleased to announce that it is coming back in stock soon. Reserve yours here.

Perriand City Small White Sand
Perriand City Small White Sand on model
Perriand City Small White Sand on model
Perriand City Small White Sand inside

Wimbledon

Destinations

We'll Be Visiting

(In Addition To

Centre Court)

Wimbledon House

If you find yourself in Wimbledon and in need of a break from the crowds at the grand slam, do take a stroll to 22 Parkside and have a look at this small architectural masterpiece designed by Richard Rogers, who sadly passed away late last year. Created for his parents to live in, ‘The Wimbledon House’ was also intended as a proof-of-concept for a new kind of structure Rogers hoped could help solve the UK housing crisis. Although that unfortunately never materialised, this early project became a huge influence on much of his subsequent work, including the Pompidou Palace in Paris. To learn more, you can watch this video where Richard Rogers himself tells the story of 22 Parkside.

We hope you enjoyed our curation as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. Let us know what you think at [email protected].

With love,
The Métier Team

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