Rimowa, on orbite
A design faithful to the brand’s DNA
From their name, these two Rimowa suitcases invite to an extraordinary journey into space. But let’s come back down to earth and take a closer look at these new products that have recently arrived in collection.
Available in “Trunk Plus” (€1,450) for the Mars version – a vibrant orange colour – and available in “Check-In L” (€1,110) for the Mercury version – a slightly bluish grey colour – the two novelties presented by the famous Rimowa suitcase brand are also available in a “Cabin” edition (€860). Their design, inspired by the original Rimowa trunks, features the emblematic and characteristic parallel grooves.
Undeniable technical specificities
Indispensable accessories for a weekend away or a longer stay – which we have temporarily postponed because of the pandemic – Rimowa luggage is made of anodised aluminium, a remarkably resistant material. To achieve these unique and vibrant colours, Rimowa introduces pigments directly into the aluminium, giving it that extra reflective and shiny property. Equipped with TSA (Transportation Security Administration) approved locks, the case can be opened at any time by the security services during checks.
For ease of movement, it is equipped with an ingenious wheel system called Multiwheel®. Developed by Rimowa, it ensures stable steering and great manoeuvrability thanks to a telescopic handle that makes it easy to manoeuvre the case in the flow of passengers.
The unique journey of the mythical Rimowa
When craftsmanship meets aluminum at Rimowa
In 1898, the founder of the future Rimowa brand, Paul Morszeck, opened a saddlery in a district of Cologne in Germany.
Over the years, the workshop has specialized in wardrobe trunks and then in lightweight wooden and leather suitcases.
But the company’s fate changed at the end of the 1930s. For the record, a fire destroyed the factory, leaving only the aluminium parts intact. Eureka! Paul’s son, Richard, decided to launch the first aluminium suitcase, RIMOWA (short for RIchard MOrszeck WArenzeichen).
A favourite with discerning travellers, it is slowly gaining momentum. Inspired by the golden age of aviation and in homage to the first all-metal civil aircraft made in Germany, this revolutionary luggage has the signature design it is known for today, with its parallel grooves.
In the age of advanced technology
The Rimowa suitcase is a popular travel accessory for the international jet-set and comes in different versions that are essential for explorers, photographers and journalists. Named “Tropicana” – no relation to the famous orange juice brand! – the model is totally waterproof and reinforced to protect the equipment from the shocks and humidity of the tropical forests as well as the icy cold of the poles. A major innovation for adventurers!
In its desire to be at the cutting edge of the latest technological innovations, the brand offers a polycarbonate model that is even lighter than aluminium and extremely resistant: 3.2 kg for a “Cabin” model or 5.4 kg for the “Trunk Plus”.
Rimowa also collects innovations: Multiwheel® patented wheel system, TSA locks or the Salsa Air range with its lightest variants ever, etc.
New Rimowa 2021 collection
Every year, Rimowa offers collections that are more and more lifestyle and modern. This season, for example, we find the Never Still line with the backpack, the weekend bag and the shopping bag.
Highly functional fashion accessories for everyday use that complement the Personal collection and its polycarbonate shoulder bags for carrying everyday essentials.
The Watch Case Rimowa
The ultimate accessory for timepiece collectors, the Watch Case Rimowa (€1,600) is a grooved aluminum travel case that can hold three watches. Reminiscent of the brand’s iconic luggage design, this case in limited edition is designed to fit in a suitcase or travel bag. Cylindrical in shape, it contains three removable cushions and an additional protective cushion to protect watches during transport.