Our family business has existed since 1925.
Our own manufacture with 15 employees, who produced handbags in Vienna for many years, resulted in the first speciality shop under our name, established in the ‘60s in the seventh district of Vienna. After more than 10 years, we opened the still existing, biggest site in the third district. At the end of the ‘70s, a further premise was opened in Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 60. In the course of the foundation of the private limited company in 2003, we expanded our business by an additional site and opened an exclusive shop in Baden, Austria.
The sites in 1070 Vienna and 1030 Vienna, Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 60, were closed to concentrate on our main emphasis.
Today, led in the third generation through Christian Weidner, we operate two leatherware specialist shops with a broad range of products, exclusive premium brands and top-quality customer service.
Since 2006, Christian Weidner has been representative for whole Austria in respect of luggage for the luxury goods manufacturer Rimowa.
In 1898, Koffermanufaktur Paul Morszeck in Cologne lays the cornerstone for the success of RIMOWA. Even among the first cases, most of which are still made of wood, a premium is placed on lightweight construction and utmost stability. In the 1920s, the company's elegant suitcases become the choice of sophisticated globetrotters. Richard Morszeck, the company founder’s son, launches the first aluminium trunk on the market in 1937. This is only the first of many brilliant innovative ideas that have made RIMOWA a global success. The brand name 'RIMOWA' derives from Richard Morszeck (Richard Morszeck Warenzeichen). In 2000, Dieter Morszeck's motto, 'Handmade meets High-Tech', leads to the first use of polycarbonate in luggage production and revolutionises the industry. Familiar from aircraft and vehicle construction, this material is not only particularly durable and impact-resistant but is also characterised by very light weight. This makes travel a considerably lighter affair. The first aluminium suitcase with grooves is produced in 1950. The parallel-grooved aluminium structure marks the difference. It lends our luggage the characteristic design that makes all RIMOWA products distinctive and unique to this day. The luggage for the international jet set. In 1976, Dieter Morszeck makes a landmark development: the first waterproof light-weight metal case. The RIMOWA waterproof system effectively protects the sensitive equipment of film and television crews, photographers and reporters from water, humidity, tropical heat or arctic cold.
In 2001, the patented, ball bearing-mounted Multiwheel® system is introduced. With it, even heavy cases can be turned and rotated effortlessly in any direction. In 2006, RIMOWA luggage is fitted with innovative TSA-approved locks. During security checks, these locks can be opened and closed again without damage.