RIMOWA collaborated with contemporary artist Daniel Arsham on an “eroded suitcase” that appeared to have been extracted from an archaeological dig. Now, the iconic German luxury luggage label and the highly sought-after artist have reunited to create another unforgettable collector’s piece: a sculptural turntable housed within RIMOWA’s beloved Pilot Case and available in two iterations.
The RIMOWA Pilot Case which was first debuted in 1994 is crafted from signature grooved aluminium. Using a technique honed by RIMOWA for more than a century, aluminium anodizing was combined with various surface treatments to lock colour pigments into the metal alloy for a lasting metallic sheen. A series of vintage style logos are emblazoned across the case in an exclusive shade of Arsham Green Pantone that adds to the sense that it’s a heritage piece uncovered from the past. All the usual cutting edge RIMOWA functionalities have been integrated, from the pioneering Mutiwheel System to a telescopic handle Only 500 models in Silver will be made available in Europe, North America, and South America and 500 models in Black will be sold exclusively in Asia as an ode to Daniel Arsham’s fanbase in the region following the recent launch of his innovative edition platform, Archive Editions in China. Due to the limited release, each special edition case comes with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity card.
One of America’s most exciting contemporary artists, Daniel Arsham incorporates a near scientific approach to his sculpture, installation, and stage design. His aesthetic style grows out of his core interest in documentation and architecture as he toes the line between a romanticised take on archaeology and science fiction by adopting the language of both the future and the past simultaneously.
Starting October 7 th the RIMOWA x Daniel Arsham Eroded Turntable in Pilot Case in Silver will be available at arshameditions.shop and in RIMOWA stores across Europe, North America, and South America and online at RIMOWA.com.
The RIMOWA x Daniel Arsham Eroded Turntable in Pilot Case in Black (SG $5,720) will be sold on the Archive Editions WeChat MiniProgram (Archive Editions) and in RIMOWA stores across Asia, including at Mandarin Gallery in Singapore.