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La Marzocco and Rimowa create a limited edition exclusive Linea Mini

Guido Bernardinelli, CEO of La Marzocco: “This venture reflects our commitment to excellence and the shared values with RIMOWA—an iconic brand synonymous with exploration, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to aesthetic brilliance. Together, the two companies that work to pioneer in their sectors, have crafted an exceptional example of product design and durability – and I am proud to show the public the result"

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FLORENCE, Italy – Since 1927, La Marzocco has been a leader in the production of high-quality artisanal coffee machines and equipment. Today, the Florentine company announces a collaboration with Rimowa, a global leader in luxury luggage that shares its values of timeless design and unmatched craftsmanship.

Together, the two brands bring forth the La Marzocco Rimowa Linea Mini espresso machine, a perfect blend of Italian and German design and engineering.

The partnership between La Marzocco and Rimowa represents a shared design venture that seamlessly merges the ingenuity, craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail they are both known for.

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A detail of the machine with the La Marzocco logo (image provided)

At the heart of the collaboration is the Linea Mini, revisited to feature Rimowa’s signature grooved aluminium and an array of bespoke components meticulously crafted by skilled artisans.

La Marzocco Rimowa Linea Mini seen from the front (image provided)

Made in Florence, Italy with each piece requiring 40 hours of dedicated craftsmanship, the La Marzocco Rimowa Linea Mini espresso machine features Rimowa’s aluminium on its exterior, with the grooved panels built in Rimowa’s factory in Cologne, assembled and installed entirely by hand at La Marzocco’s customization workshop, the Officine Fratelli Bambi.

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La Marzocco Rimowa Linea Mini seen from behind (image provided)

“This venture reflects our commitment to excellence and the shared values with Rimowa—an iconic brand synonymous with exploration, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to aesthetic brilliance. Together, the two companies that work to pioneer in their sectors, have crafted an exceptional example of product design and durability – and I am proud to show the public the result,” adds Guido Bernardinelli, CEO of La Marzocco.

The Rimowa logo (image provided)

“This partnership is a testament to the power of collaboration and the possibilities that arise when two brands come together with a shared passion and purpose. Working alongside La Marzocco has been a real design exercise, with a result that celebrates the artistry of coffee- making while embracing German engineering and innovative design, and we’re proud to have been able to bring it to life,” says Rimowa CEO Hugues Bonnet-Masimbert.

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In celebration of the collaboration, the new design is set to make its debut on April 15th during Milan Design Week. The La Marzocco RIMOWA Linea Mini espresso machine will take centre stage at the ‘La Marzocco Store’ pop-up until April 21st, located in via Palermo 21, Milan, as well as at the “Caffè Rimowa” pop-up, held at Spazio Maiocchi, via Achille Maiocchi, 7.

About La Marzocco

La Marzocco, leader in espresso equipment innovation and design, was founded in Florence in 1927 by the Bambi brothers and has traditionally specialized in producing high-end hand-crafted coffee machines geared towards excellence, a quality cup and style.

Today, the artisanal company, headquartered near Florence, Italy, has turned into a multinational with offices from Auckland to Barcelona, from London to Melbourne, from Milan to Seattle, from Dubai to Singapore, from Berlin to Sydney. With over 800 employees globally, La Marzocco produces machinery and accessories that are exported to over 100 countries with the support of its distributors and partners, making its presence known worldwide.

Carrying forward its distinct people-centric model, the La Marzocco manufacturing site, team and network work to offer its community with beautiful and performing equipment, while fostering relationships with actors across the coffee value chain, horeca and design communities.

Whether the coffee machines are destined to hotels, restaurants, cafés, light commercial environments or to the homes, such iconic artisanal products are conceived to enrich the espresso quality and journey, add a statement to the interior design space and elevate convivial hospitality experiences around an italian tradition and global ritual.

About Rimowa

Rimowa is a global leader in premium luggage. Since 1898, it has placed quality and innovation at its core to create functional tools for a lifetime of movement. In 1937, Rimowa introduced aviation-inspired aluminium into the manufacture of its suitcases, an idea that revolutionised the industry and resulted in their iconic grooved aluminium design.
In 2000, it pioneered again with the debut of the first polycarbonate suitcase.

In 2017, Rimowa joined LVMH; three years later, it launched Never Still, a collection of bags for daily use that heralded its evolution into a cult mobility brand. In 2023, RIMOWA introduced an unconditional lifetime warranty covering all suitcases purchased from July 25, 2022.

Designed and engineered in Germany, Rimowa combines a legacy of craftsmanship with the rigours of modern technology.

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