Physical craft enters the digital world
Rimowa Its innovations have always progressed through multiple disciplines Cooperat – Now the luxury luggage brand crosses to metaverse in partnership with Owned by NIKE Digital fashion brand RTFKT. The group, dubbed “artifact,” celebrates the collaboration as its first collaboration with the LVMH brand since the NIKE acquisition last December. The result combines physical craft and digital art. two creations, Material bag and NFTborn out of the endearing world of RIMOWA x RTFKT, complete with its own traditions and characters.
On October 27, 2022, the limited edition Original Cabin Bag will be launched, with only 888 pieces produced. As the team notes, this number is often associated with luck in cryptocurrencies. The piece of luggage will be available in both physical and digital forms. Set of 2222 “WorkerBot” NFTTo be released as part of the collaboration.
RTFKT x RIMOWA “Meta Artisan” original cabin luggage bag
New virtual world by rimowa and rtfkt
RIMOWA and RTFKT’s new virtual world tells the story of a space station workshop where “WorkerBots” has become infected with a virus. The world – whose story can be fully explored in Team Story website – Mixes the metaverse’s visions virtual brand with the luggage designersHeritage and craftsmanship.
The release will come with a challenge, as the digital platform often invites its community to participate in a mission to unlock access to points and items. This time around, an interactive campaign invites the community to solve challenges together to uncover the hacked RIMOWA x RTFKT space station. This virtual space station is being reactivated to mint the limited edition NFTs.
After the challenge, NFT holders will be able to fake their assets to retrieve a physical copy of baggage in an exclusive digital event. The original cabin piece “Meta Artisan” will be available for purchase at 2.3 ETH ($3,081 at the time of writing), while WorkerBot NFT will be available for 0.08 ETH ($107).
RTFKT x RIMOWA WorkerBots, ‘The perfect avatar to start exploring the metaverse’
Original “Meta Artisan” cabin baggage
The original RTFKT x RIMOWA ‘Meta Artisan’ luggage will be molded into the cabin with the classic aluminum case, this time covered in polka dots. Among the imprint of Wandersmith’s anti-aliasing pattern, the duo’s iconic iterations can be deciphered. The design derives from the element of anonymity and pseudonymity that defines much of the digital world, particularly within the metaverse.
“Pushing boundaries isn’t something to be ashamed of at RIMOWA, Emelie de Vitis, CMO RIMOWA tells Designboom, “So we were very excited to work on this collaboration with RTFKT and create something new that can live in both the physical world and the physical world. It’s an opportunity to showcase our German craftsmanship in a new way and genuinely interact with the Web3 community.“
Wandersmith, ‘Artisan Mech’ who makes enabling equipment at the RTFKT x RIMOWA Space Station Workshop
Benoit Baguto, co-founder of RTFKT continues: “It has been an amazing experience to work with a premium brand like RIMOWA and bring it into our world. Travel is usually limited to real world destinations, but within the Metaverse, it has no limits. You can explore many worlds and create unique stories, and brands can interact with their audience in entirely new ways.
“I believe what we create with RIMOWA in terms of design, storytelling, experience and mint mechanics will become a benchmark for all brands willing to take the Web3 community seriously..
“Also, this physical baggage is amazing, honoring our love for cyberpunk, our anonymity and our Lore story, if you see someone carrying it, you’ll know it’s someone who’s part of the future.
A ‘Wandersmith Anti-FUD’ split engraving encases the original limited-edition cabin
Only 888 iterations of the “Meta Artisan” piece will be released.
The piece is made of high quality anodized aluminum, with longevity in mind
Project Title: RIMOWA × RTFKT cooperation
Luggage designer: Rimowa
Digital Fashion Brand: RTFKT
Lunch date: October 27 2022
Baggage Price: 2.3 ETH ($3,081)
WorkerBot NFT Price: 0.08 ETH ($107)
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