Paul Morszeck


Founded in Cologne in 1898


Köln, Richard-Byrd-Straße 13, Germany



RIMOWA luggage is manufactured in various locations, including Germany, Canada, Brazil, and the Czech Republic. However, please note that manufacturing locations can change over time, so it’s best to check with the brand directly for the most up-to-date information.


The value of RIMOWA luggage is subjective and depends on individual preferences and needs. RIMOWA is known for its high-quality materials, durability, and innovative designs. The brand’s luggage often features lightweight construction, sturdy shells, and functional features. Many people find RIMOWA products to be worth the investment due to their long-lasting nature and distinctive style.


To identify authentic RIMOWA luggage, consider the following:

Check for the official RIMOWA logo, which should be present on the exterior and interior of the luggage.

Look for the unique grooved design on the outer shell, which is a trademark of RIMOWA.

Verify the quality of materials used and the overall craftsmanship, as RIMOWA is known for its attention to detail.

Purchase from authorized retailers or the official RIMOWA website to ensure authenticity.


RIMOWA offers a range of suitcase sizes, including carry-on options. However, carry-on size restrictions can vary depending on the airline you are traveling with. It’s essential to check the specific size and weight limitations provided by your airline to ensure your RIMOWA suitcase meets their requirements.


To clean and maintain RIMOWA luggage, follow these general guidelines:

Wipe the exterior with a damp cloth using mild soap or a specialized luggage cleaner.

Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that may damage the surface.

Clean the interior using a soft cloth or vacuum cleaner attachment.

Store your RIMOWA luggage in a cool, dry place when not in use to prevent any potential damage.


RIMOWA provides a warranty on their products, but the specific details may vary depending on the country and the model of the luggage. It’s recommended to review the warranty information provided by RIMOWA or contact their customer service for precise details about the warranty coverage.


RIMOWA has formed strategic partnerships with several prominent German and international brands. These collaborations have become a crucial aspect of RIMOWA strategy since 2017. Notable partnerships include Lufthansa and Porsche, with RIMOWA producing special edition suitcases featuring specific designs and colors. RIMOWA has also collaborated with fashion and streetwear labels such as Fendi, MonclerSupremeOff-White, and Dior. These collaborations have resulted in limited-edition collections featuring unique designs, including transparent suitcases, branded luggage belts, and custom lining. RIMOWA’s partnership with artist Daniel Arsham resulted in a special-edition series inspired by vintage RIMOWA briefcases. These collaborations have garnered significant attention and appeal to fashion and design enthusiasts worldwide.


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Paul Morszeck and Heinrich Görtz start the company under the name Görtz & Morszeck. Within two years, however, Görtz leaves the company, putting Morszeck in full-control. They make wooden luggage, known then (and now) for its lightweight construction and durability.


Morszeck’s son Richard becomes involved in the company and changes its name at the patent office in Berlin to RIMOWA, which is an acronym for Richard Morszeck Warenzeichen—Richard’s full-name plus the German word Warenzeichen, meaning “trademark.”


A factory fire destroys most of the company’s materials, except for aluminum. Making due with what they have left, RIMOWA pivots to aluminum trunks.


Inspired by all-metal jets, RIMOWA luggage receives its signature parallel grooved surface for the first time.


RIMOWA produces its first waterproof cases for film and photography professionals looking to protect their sensitive gear while working in harsh, wet climates, like the tropics or the arctic.


The company releases its first line of polycarbonate luggage, marking a new frontier in its design history. The new material is temperature resistant and a lighter weight than previous models.


RIMOWA collaborates with Berlin-based sneaker store Solebox to create its first transparent case designed to show-off a traveler’s packed sneakers.


RIMOWA collaborates with BAPE for the first time, creating an all-gold and an all-silver case with BAPE’s classic camo print.


LVMH, the luxury brand behemoth, acquires an 80 percent stake in RIMOWA.


RIMOWA does collaborations with Anti Social Social Club and UNITED ARROWS.


Collaborates with OFF-WHITE for the first time, creating a one-of-a-kind transparent design. RIMOWA also collaborates with Supreme, selling out of the bags within 16 seconds upon its online release.


RIMOWA teams up with luxury fashion house Dior and Artistic Director Kim Jones to develop a capsule collection featuring custom versions of the Rimowa Original Cabin and Original Trunk suitcases.

RIMOWA collaborates with contemporary artist Daniel Arsham, resulting in a special-edition “eroded suitcase” series inspired by vintage RIMOWA Attaché briefcases.

The brand continues to expand its retail presence with the opening of new flagship stores in key global locations.


RIMOWA focuses on sustainability, launching a line of suitcases made from recycled materials.

Rimowa continues to innovate its product offerings, introducing new suitcase collections with lightweight materials, enhanced durability, and smart features.

Rimowa expands its global footprint, opening new stores and further establishing itself as a leading luxury luggage brand.


RIMOWA collaborates with Porsche for a sensational drop.

adidas x Rimowa.

More Daniel Arsham and Rimowa collabs. From turntables to luggages.


RIMOWA starts off the year with a new Palace collaboration.

In March they inaugurated their first Design Prize; an annual student competition that celebrates the country’s storied design heritage, while also inspiring and elevating young, aspiring creators.

Nigel Sylvester‘s designs the first Rimowa BMX bike case.

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