DJs and Rimowa: A Durable Love Story

Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
January 19, 2017

DJs and Rimowa: A Durable Love Story


If you follow your favorite DJs on social media it is likely you will have seen them post travel pictures at airports, train stations or in front of clubs (especially Berghain) with a Rimowa in tow.

Cologne-based Rimowa is one of the worlds best suppliers of high quality suitcases, with a matching price to boot. While their entire line oozes quality and durability, it is Topas, Classic and Pilot series that have become extremely popular with traveling DJs.  Initially developed in the 1950s as a specialized case for trips to tropical countries, the Topas became a world famous design classic and is still considered one of the world’s most solid yet lightweight suitcases ever built. The rugged aluminium-magnesium shell is designed to withstand the toughest strains and protect your records from humidity and water, protection also promised with the company’s polycarbonate series. Accordingly, Rimowa issue a guarantee term of 5 years, from the date of purchase, against defects caused by defective workmanship or material. Rimowa has even teamed up with Kompakt to produce DJ trolleys specifically designed for artists on the go, building a case where up to 100 records are securely protected by a specially developed rubber foam.

Secure, reliable, sturdy and manufactured with top-of-the-line materials, Rimowas have become part-and-parcel of the DJ lifestyle. Although there are definitely other fantastic brands on the market, it is no secret that DJs have been advising one another to choose Rimowas as a sound investment to both protect fragile content such as hardware and records, and to withstand countless days of globe-trotting around the world.

After replacing a Rimowa recently, Tiga took to Instagram to voice his opinion on the brand, “The changing of the guard. Rimowas are the “tree rings” of a djs life. Sad to see this one go. God we’ve been thru so much. This is essentially as emotional as I get. I took her back to the “Bon Voyage” shop at Tegel yesterday just to fulfil a sense of Providence- that’s where we first met.”

Enjoy the below selection of DJs with Rimowas.

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A photo posted by Tiga (@tiga) on

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A photo posted by Lee Foss (@leefoss) on

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