From Germany to the metaverse, RIMOWA explores new realms with RTFKT
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Faithful to its culture of innovation, the German house continues its avant-garde itinerary, teaming up with RTFKT to merge the worlds of physical and digital craftsmanship.
This latest collaboration connects with both Web3 enthusiasts and RIMOWA aficionados, featuring an NFT collection, a limited-edition suitcase, and a collectors edition of RTFKT x RIMOWA WorkerBot collectibles, creating a captivating metaverse experience. Combining time-honored German craftsmanship and cutting-edge metaverse techniques, the RIMOWA x RTFKT Original Cabin suitcase is being forged in a limited edition of 888 pieces, a number symbolizing luck in the crypto community.
“This is a space that takes creativity and collaboration to great heights and offers new ways to engage with different audiences,” says RIMOWA chief marketing officer Emelie De Vitis. Benoit Pagotto, co-founder of RTFKT, commented that working with RIMOWA was a chance for the team to put amazing immense passion into a project and really push boundaries.
Launched on October 27, the collaboration kicked off with an interactive campaign during which the crypto community was invited to solve challenges to uncover a hacked RIMOWA x RTFKT space station. They needed to reactivate the station in order to mint their limited edition NFTs and experienced a new demonstration of 3D e-commerce. This will bewas followed in the coming months by an exclusive digital event where NFT holders can forged will forge their NFTsasset to redeem a physical version of the suitcase.
This collaboration underlines RIMOWA’s forward-facing ethos of blending a heritage of artisanal craftsmanship with the precision of modern technology.
RTFKT is a creator-led organization, forming the blueprint of a Brand of the Future. Powered by a community of collectors, investors, artists, gamers, and fans — led by Benoit Pagotto, Steven Vasilev (aka Zaptio) and Chris Le. RTFKT uses the latest in game engines, NFT, blockchain authentication and augmented reality, combined with manufacturing expertise to Merge Worlds creating Avatars, next Gen Sneakers and Collectibles for the Metaverse.