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22 May 2013

You see them everywhere, with their slim silhouette, durable feel and of course those characteristic grooves. It's no wonder that jetsetters around the globe opt for Rimowa cases to carry their essentials safely wherever their journey takes them.

It was in 1898 when Paul Morszeck began producing trunks in his factory in Cologne, initially using wood though conscious of the need for a tougher and lighter material. By the 1930s, as aeroplanes filled the skies, Paul's son Richard was attracted by this new phenomenon, principally for the material in which planes were made: aluminium, lightweight and strong, ideal for the perfect suitcase. This innovative material, plus the expertise developed by the company, were the factors that contributed to making it one of the world’s leading luggage brands. Just like its luggage, Rimowa was set for a long journey. Gradually, alongside its traditional trunks, Rimowa introduced equally durable suitcases, camera cases and other containers used to carry and protect all types of objects and equipment.

The new millennium brought with it some new technological developments, such as polycarbonate. This new and indestructible material soon attracted attention from the experts at Rimowa, who quickly incorporated it into their cutting-edge manufacturing procedures, revamping their cases while remaining loyal to their concept of 'handcraft meets high tech.' On your next trip, before packing, make sure you grab your Rimowa Classic Flight Attaché.