Have Fine Aluminum Case, Will Travel: Rimowa

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Names like “Salsa and “Bolero bring to mind the dance floor more than the airport. Yet they refer to German company Rimowa’s current luggage line-up. Since 1898, Rimowa has crafted elegant objects for the savvy traveler.

Aluminum Case, 1968. Source: A Continuous Lean.

Their “real manufacturing operation demands more than 99 production steps. No shortcuts are allowed for these products, that stand ready for handling with every destination reached.

Aluminum Case, 2009. Photograph by Daniel Ho, Flickr.

Quality travels. Consistency carries on. Even objects can have a legacy. I’ll play the game of “Spot The Rimowa” beyond baggage claim.

Nate Burgos

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