Linked by their German heritage, RIMOWA and Porsche have joined forces to place a beautiful collaboration placed under the sign of elegance and timelessness.
In recent years, the German luxury suitcase manufacturer has succeeded in giving a whole new meaning to travel, by multiplying collaborations with premium brands, such as Supreme, Off-White, DIOR and FENDI. This is without counting on the emblematic luxury car manufacturer Porsche, which has just been added to this prestigious list. Together, they decided to combine their know-how in the creation of the briefcase RIMOWA x Porsche Hand-Carry Case Pepita. This avant-garde design suitcase is produced in only 911 models, the number of which refers to the original first generation of the classic Porsche 911 sports car, also known as the 901, which serves as a “muse” for the creation.
Thus, the handle, locks and strap supports of the case are inspired by the brilliant work of the original 911 including its exterior mirrors, its door handles and its shiny hubcaps. Other details refer to it, such as the silver mirror finish, or the black leather straps that decorate the shell of the suitcase that recall the leather straps that fixed the bonnets of the sports car to the bodywork. The straps themselves are secured by polished brackets in the shape of the Porsche crest – the latter was made in Cologne, Germany.
A full-size gold-plated Porsche crest – the same one found on the Porsche Heritage models or the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Edition – adorns the outer shell. Embedded in a metal frame that protects it from scratches, it sits proudly amidst the grooves that have become the hallmark of RIMOWA luggage since their introduction in 1950.
And important detail: the case can easily be stored in the trunk of a Porsche thanks to its functional design and without wheels.
The interior of the briefcase also includes references to the 911
like the interior fabric detail that recreates the black and white tiles of the Pepita fabric that covered the seats of the original Porsche 911. There’s even a nod to the Porsche 911’s unmistakable yellow engine compartment labels, which list tire pressures, in the label inside the suitcase liner, which gives instructions on how to use the locks.
And, the last detail that is no less important: the bespoke palladium mouth to secure the briefcase was inspired by the seat belt of Porsche sports cars. All these details in the details make this RIMOWA x Porsche Hand-Carry Case Pepita an ideal piece for collectors and design enthusiasts.
Savvy aesthetes will be able to get their hands on the collaboration, priced at €2,250 – each case will come with co-branded luggage tags – from April 21 at select RIMOWA stores and Porsche dealerships worldwide and online at Porsche.com.