When it comes to style and luxury, Rimowa is one of the hottest luggage brands there is. Loved by all kinds of celebrities, including much talked about stars like Suicide Squad’s new Joker, Jared Leto, Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, British ‘hard man’ actor Jason Statham, film icon Willem Defoe, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and actor Bradley Cooper, Rimowa’s distinctive good looks and renowned build quality are famous the world over. Of course, the popularity of Rimowa luggage is not just down to its striking good looks. Rimowa are also innovators when it comes to building the best, most practical luggage from the optimal materials.
Historically, all of Rimowa’s cases were made of aluminium. This idea was sparked by the use of the metal in aircraft design. Because aluminium was light and strong, it was perfect for flight, and also perfect for luggage. The Rimowa brand began crafting cases from aluminium as early as the 1930’s, with aluminium Rimowa luggage becoming a mainstream trend in the 50’s. It was at around this time that Rimowa developed their trademark groove design, which has become a look associated only with this premium brand.
Aluminium is still used in new Rimowa cases, in many of the lines available today from high end luggage retailers like charlesfordlondon.com. One of the most popular Rimowa ranges of all time is the Topas line, which is also the design most spotted on celebrity arms. As technology has advanced, Rimowa have of course updated aspects of their aluminium luggage to make it even better, however the classic look of the grooved aluminium is still very much there.
While aluminium still makes for a great choice for cases, Rimowa later branched out into designing and developing polycarbonate cases. In fact, they were the very first brand to do this, once again inspired by the use of the material in the aviation industry.
Rimowa’s innovative polycarbonate luggage, for example their Salsa range, is designed to yield to air pressure on a flight, and then ping back to its original shape as soon as pressure is released, making it highly protective.
CHOOSING YOUR RIMOWA LUGGAGE
As you can see, Rimowa is a brand that takes the physical properties of their cases just as seriously as how good they look, and how secure they are. Rimowa cases are designed to be light and practical, as well as extremely tough, whether you choose the aluminium or polycarbonate options. For most people, the choice between the two really comes down to personal preference – many people love the classic look of the aluminium, but others prefer the polycarbonate because it is not prone to dents or scratches (aluminium cases do pick these up on trips, and while some people love the way every case comes to look unique and tell a story, others prefer their case to look pristine even after many, many trips).
Whichever material you choose, you can be sure a Rimowa case will be a great investment that will serve you well for years to come!