Fashion & Beauty

From the Archive RIMOWA

The best suitcases and specialty designs by the highly collectible luxury brand RIMOWA, whose signature aluminum luggage has forever entered the contemporary design lexicon.

Since its beginnings in 1898 in Cologne, Germany, RIMOWA has been at the forefront of innovation in crafting luggage for modern travelers. In times when great progress in transportation never ceases to revolutionize travel, RIMOWA has always been driven by a pragmatic, industrial, resolutely modern approach to luxury travel accessories, combined with a keen eye for groundbreaking design and technical solutions. Especially known for its high-profile collaborations with cult brands such as Supreme, Bang & Olufsen, Off-White, Porsche, and Fendi, the storied house's wares have become the It luggage for the fashion and design crowd.

This new volume spotlights some of the most iconic pieces from RIMOWA's archives via captivating, never-before-published photographs specially shot for this publication. From its first trunks and leather luggage adapted to early-twentieth-century automobile travel and the pioneering invention of the first aluminum suitcase in 1937 to the 1950 grooved model inspired by the fuselage of classic aircrafts, rarefied imagery pays homage to the emblematic fixtures of RIMOWA's history. High-profile collaborations and the stories behind them--alongside fascinating anecdotes of famous clients--enliven the book. Crafted in Italy and printed on the finest European papers, this oversize tome serves as an ode to RIMOWA's thirst for innovation and functional approach to modern luxury.

About The Author

RIMOWA is a luxury luggage brand established in 1898 in Cologne by Paul Morszeck. Since its founding, it has placed quality and innovation at its core, creating luggage for the discerning, purposeful traveler. Designed and engineered in Germany, RIMOWA combines heritage and craftsmanship with the rigors of modern technology.

  • Publish Date: February 18, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10-1/2 x 13-3/4
  • Pages: 270
  • US Price: $95.00
  • CDN Price: $130.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6800-1