High-end German luggage label RIMOWA has partnered with interdisciplinary design firm NUOVA to release a special NFT collection marking its first foray into the blockchain-backed marketplace. Blueprints from the Metaverse ushers in a digitalized future with remastered airline memorabilia in the context of RIMOWA’s luxury travel legacy.
The collection features four original artworks conceptualized by NUOVA: a food cart, a lamp, a sound system and a table — each inspired by the long-standing history of RIMOWA’s past.
“With this collaboration, we were given carte blanche to create works that showcased RIMOWA’s legacy of craftsmanship but in a radically new context,” explained Rodrigo Caula, the co-founder of NUOVA, in a statement. “As we explored different narratives of where the future of travel could take us, it felt fitting that this collection uses breakthrough blockchain technology that is transforming the way we interact with art and design, and how it is accessed and valued.”
Blueprints from the Metaverse will be available exclusively at Rarible’s NFT auction for 24 hours on May 18. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the artwork’s creators and an unnamed nonprofit with a humanitarian lens.