The artwork of practical commute
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Rimowa unites Rihanna, Patti Smith, LeBron James, and Roger Federer to encourage commute’s evolving function in post-pandemic lifestyles
Since its status quo in 1898, Rimowa has formed the dialog round practical commute. Now, as the sector continues to navigate the pandemic after an unheard of pause, the logo continues this legacy with an impactful logo marketing campaign that explores commute’s evolving function in our lives, that includes ingenious powerhouse Rihanna, NBA famous person LeBron James, 20-time Grand Slam-winning athlete Roger Federer, and mythical multidisciplinary artist Patti Smith.
In a chain of short-format movies, the 4 international icons who’ve powerfully formed the sector past their professions proportion their non-public views, analyzing their very own shift towards a extra considerate strategy to commute. With snapshots in their lives at the highway, together with house pictures provided through the icons themselves, the result’s an intimate have a look at what commute has traditionally supposed to each and every of them and the way they’re now redefining it, whether or not that’s a rediscovery of acquainted locations or opting for to commute with the ones they love maximum.
“Impressed through the seismic international adjustments of the previous two years, the narrative probes essential questions concerning the new function that commute will play in all of our lives,” says Hugues Bonnet-Masimbert, CEO at Rimowa. “As we glance to the long run, we apply the instance set through our 4 icons, who’ve each and every used this era of pause to reset their expectancies and reports of commute into one thing much more significant.
The 4 movies, finished through built-in stills, are introduced in combination through one cinematic anthem movie this is narrated through Patti Smith, together with her poem “By no means Nonetheless,” and scored through Jamie xx.
‘When the entirety is minimized, you notice what’s essential.’
Rihanna reveals readability in introspection
For entertainer, style fashion designer, and trade wealthy person Rihanna, the pandemic impressed a completely new type of motion. Grounded in California, she took her Airstream caravan out for moments of break out within the within reach barren region. Shot through pictures protégé Grey Sorrenti, Rihanna’s movie sees her playing moments of stillness and solitude clear of her normally frenetic agenda. “When the entirety is minimized, you notice what’s essential,” she muses aloud in an unscripted second of mirrored image.
‘The pause that got here with now not being allowed to commute allowed me a brand new point of view.’
Roger Federer returns to the snow-topped mountains of house
Recordbreaking tennis champion Roger Federer has grown up at the highway. After championships had been cancelled all the way through the pandemic, this relentless tempo used to be exchanged for a extra settled length that allowed him to discover attractions nearer to house. With pictures from Karim Hu Doo, the movie presentations Federer’s go back to the snow-topped mountains of his local Switzerland, revealing the sudden energy present in slowing down, simplifying, and taking inventory of your homeland.
“Like many others, I was aware of a not easy commute agenda that allowed little time to comprehend the puts I used to be visiting,” says Federer. “However the pause that got here with now not being allowed to commute allowed me a brand new point of view. It gave me a possibility to connect to the wonderful thing about my setting in a a lot more significant approach.”
‘It’s now not about how a long way you pass, however why you pass.’
‘LeBron James re-evaluates the purpose in the back of commute
Heralded as one of the vital largest basketball gamers of all time, LeBron James has spent his occupation touring around the nation surrounded through crowds of lovers. With that taken away, the athlete and influential philanthropist loved the chance to center of attention extra on his circle of relatives and the group he helps in the course of the LeBron James Circle of relatives Basis. With pictures through Philip Templeman and Jonas Lindstroem, James’ movie includes a medley of snapshots that seize the athlete’s moving mindset towards a extra intentional approach of touring and the significance of the corporate he assists in keeping on his adventure.
“Shuttle as we are aware of it is over. Now it’s now not about how a long way you pass, however why you pass. And who you convey alongside for the experience,” James says in his reflective movie. “For the primary time in my occupation, the consistent commute stopped for a length all the way through the pandemic. That allowed me to have very uncommon, uninterrupted time with my spouse, my youngsters, and the ones closest to me. It gave me a possibility to recalibrate and refocus on what’s maximum essential in lifestyles, and for me, that’s circle of relatives.”
‘I’m thankful to step again into the sector.’
Patti Smith returns to New York with renewed power
Famend author, performer, and visible artist Patti Smith retreated to her bungalow in New York Town’s widespread beachside peninsula, The Rockaways, all the way through the pandemic. Shot through buddy and inventive collaborator Steven Sebring, her movie follows her adventure again to the center of Big apple. Pictured out of doors places that experience performed the most important function in her lifestyles, similar to One 5th Road the place she posed for the album quilt of Horses, and Electrical Girl Studios that used to be established through Jimi Hendrix in 1968 and used for the Rimowa recording, Smith’s video is a testomony to New York Town’s perpetual spirit of perseverance and creativity.
“Once we may just now not commute bodily, I used to be thankful for the creativeness, permitting me to commute the place I wanted. I used to be in a position to put in writing, learn about, and reconsider my priorities,” says Smith. “However I regularly longed for motion, to be at the transfer and now I’m thankful to step again into the sector.”
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