Carsten Schroeter, the brains behind Reposo, is not only a designer but also passionate cigar collector. Since he was unable to find the perfect humidor for his collection, in 1993, without further ado, he began to develop a new humidor technology himself that would meet the highest standards of environmental stability and hygiene.
Thus Reposo was born. In the small manufactory in the Bavarian Alps near Munich, the humidors are produced by hand as unique pieces, according to customer requirements together with long-established craftsmanship practices.
It takes 35 individual parts from a carefully pre-aged block of Cedrela to make every humidor a one of a kind piece. In addition, the electronic components that are responsible for a precise atmosphere are individually assembled and pre-programmed for their later use in the humidor. The program for a humidor that will be used in dry, air-conditioned Abu Dhabi, for instance, therefore looks different to the programming for a Reposo Nautic on an ocean-going yacht.
While the design of the first generation of humidors was an homage to ancient Egyptian high art in the form of an obelisk, the successor model is minimalistically made of stainless steel, floating glass and Cedrela woods, chosen to harmoniously complement each other. Hence, the designer created a timeless design that is entirely humidor-specific. A minimalist and at the same time sustainable art object.