Created in 1898, Rimowa luggage was initially manufactured with wood and leather. But during the 1930's, the idea of using lightweight aluminum, like those found on aircrafts, took shape. Thus an established brand was born. Today, Rimowa offers aluminum and polycarbonate suitcases, briefcases and travel totes that combine modern technology with old-world craftsmanship. Included in their product lines is the sleek and modern Salsa collection for those who like a little flair, and the sturdy Topas Aluminum collection which protects against humidity and extreme temperature changes.