Rimowa: An Archive, Since 1898

Coffee table books are ones that offer a talking point when guests enter a room, hardcover books that oversized and mainly for display purposes. Rimowa: An Archive Since 1898 is one of those very books but it sheds light on over 100 years of contemporary luggage design.

See some of the most iconic pieces from the German luxury luggage brand as well as never-before-published photographs exclusively shot for this publication, enriched with illustrations and other vintage brand material.

Rimowa pioneered the first lightweight aluminum suitcase in 1937, to the iconic 1950 grooved design inspired by the fuselage of classic aircrafts as well as collaborating with contemporary cult brands such as Supreme, Dior, Off-White, Porsche, and Fendi, Rimowa has built a reputation over the past century as a coveted item.

Published by Rizzoli in New York, the hardbound 270-page book is printed on one Europe’s finest papers in Italy, costing £70, it will look great on any coffee table even if it sparks up conversations of past travels and the hope of future ones.


Author: Nikolai Attard

Just a Malteser living in London, working as a PR/social media consultant and writing about things I find interesting on the side.

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