The 2013 NAHBS is approaching rapidly and, in anticipation, Chris King’s Cielo brand has hooked up with fellow Portland locals, Tanner Goods, on a project that’s sure to impress the judges. The collaboration is a heady mix of the craftsmanship both brands are famous for: well tailored waxed cotton, leather and finely crafted steel.
The Tanner Goods Edition will be based on the Sportif and Cross Classic models from the Cielo lineup and are as versatile as they are stylish. Tanner have contributed a handmade handlebar bag, a saddle bag, mudflaps and a frame bag that can be slung over the shoulder for close-range pedestrian portage. They all work seamlessly with the Cielo frames, custom painted with matching fenders.
It really is a summation of the renewed interest in traditional American industry — goods and services that are well made, reliable and long-lasting. Both Tanner Goods, a collective of designers and craftspeople, and Chris King, a scion of quality engineering, have established that the market desires much more than faceless offshore pop-outs.