RIMOWA and Contemporary Artist Daniel Arsham Bring a Beloved Vintage Suitcase Back to Life.
During Frieze NY art fair, RIMOWA and contemporary artist Daniel Arsham have come together to bring a much-loved vintage suitcase back from the RIMOWA Archive.
Inspired by the iconic RIMOWA camera cases of decades past, the artist revisited the design as a numbered, limited-edition “eroded suitcase” multiple. Presented as an archival object, complete with art handling gloves, the sculpture is be housed in a contemporary edition of the vintage case that inspired the artwork – a RIMOWA Classic Attaché.
Similar to his “Future Relic” series (2013–2018) where Arsham imagines a variety of everyday objects as archaeological discoveries from a future, dystopian world, the RIMOWA “eroded suitcase” artwork appears to have been extracted from dirt and debris as if unearthed from an archaeological dig site.