In 1937, luxury German luggage brand Rimowa revolutionised the world of travel by developing the first ever lightweight metal suitcase using aircraft aluminium. Its distinctive grooved outer shell and cool colourways have been a hit with fashionable jetsetters ever since.
Last month saw the opening of the Cologne-based brand’s first London concept store on Bond Street. The new ONYX range launched here, as did the new ‘Electronic Tag’ system. The latter allows travellers to check-in from home using their smartphones.
Meanwhile, back at its German HQ, of the 200 processes involved in making a suitcase, most are carried out by hand. Such is the case with the new Cabin Multiwheel priced at £805. Made from jet green polycarbonate it weighs in at 10lbs and is seriously groovy.
Rimowa, 153a New Bond Street