Premium luggage retailer Rimowa will showcase its newest special edition collection – created in tandem with LA-based contemporary artist Alex Israel – at a temporary pop-up store at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.
The Rimowa x Alex Israel pop up will be open until tomorrow, marking Rimowa’s first-ever collection of colour-graded suitcases produced with an anodisation process that characterises the signature look of the collection.
Inspired by the designs, the pop-up features vibrant colours, a photo-op mirror room, sticker walls, and a colourful handmade ice pop bar designed to exude a “quintessentially Los Angeles vibe”.
For the Rimowa x Alex Israel collaboration, Israel has reimagined the suitcases in colours based on the LA sunset, drawing directly from the palettes of his “Sky Backdrop” and “Untitled (Flat)” paintings, while using new printing techniques to transfer his signature hues onto aluminum.
Based on the brand’s Rimowa Original Cabin Plus, the collection features two versions of the signature Rimowa x Alex Israel luggage in two distinct colour gradient palettes. The designs feature vibrant, colour-matching wheels and details, custom luggage lining, and a set of luggage tags featuring the artist’s multi-coloured profile. It also includes a special edition luggage sticker set featuring graphic illustrations of iconic LA landmarks and Israel’s artworks.