by Stephen Garner

Photos by Anthony Seklaoui for Rimowa

Rimowa has launched the new Essential Neon, a transparent suitcase available in two vibrant colors. 

Crafted from premium polycarbonate, this material creates a gleaming shell in which the Essential Neon’s grooves and corners play with light diffraction. Its colorful, translucent exterior in pink or lime contrasts against the structure of its black interior – an effect that is heightened further by the matte black handles, zipper, logo badge, and wheels. A complimentary trio of stickers included with the suitcase – whose black accents and reflective shine were designed to mirror the case’s appearance – feature the phrases “Speed of Light” and “Dazzling,” in addition to a shooting star.

Built for several days of travel, the Essential Neon Cabin features a number of sophisticated functionalities. From the stage-free telescopic handle to interior zipped compartments made from mesh that reinforce the suitcase’s transparency, each detail has been carefully considered. While its hard shell provides optimal durability, the suitcase’s size means it can fit easily into the trunk of a car or the luggage compartments of most trains and airplanes. Intended to be used as a solo piece of luggage, or paired together for a contrasting look, this collection promises to become a favorite amongst the modern traveler.

To accompany the launch of the Essential Neon, Rimowa will release matching iPhone cases in pink and lime for the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max models. These retail for $90. 

The Rimowa Essential Neon Cabin, which retails for $820, is now available exclusively online at rimowa.com.