RIMOWA has remained true to its heritage and left the core concept of the aluminium case unchanged since 1937. The idea sparked by the fire accident that happened in their factory in 1930 where it burned everything but not the light silver-gray; fire-resistant metal. And throughout the years, they have made continous revisions and improvements to cater the customer’s needs.
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the RIMOWA’s quitessential aluminium case, the brand teamed up with award-winning director David Fincher, editor in chief Carine Roitfeld, artist Anne Imhof, designer Virgil Abloh, entrepreneur Martha Stewart, iconic chef Massimo Bottura, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, design collective AMBUSH, architect Annabelle Selldorf and DJ Nigoto to showcase their pieces of luggage through photos taken by Frank Hülsbömer – each with their own story on how travel has shaped their identity.
It also features fashion designer Karl Lagerfed’s personal photo of his suitcase and a short movie showing the manufacturing process of the case in the company’s headquarter in Cologne by Dan Tobin Smith. Find out more here.