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Friday
Jul272012

Objects of Desire: Schedoni Fitted Luggage

Fitted luggage has always been a hallmark of travelling in style going way back to the time of the horse and carriage.  Starting in the early 1980s, Ferrari began to offer their own sets of fitted luggage to their customers, created in partnership with Modenese leathergoods maker Schedoni.  The results were some truly beautiful handmade luggage that slid snugly into the often challenging storage compartments of Maranello's creations.  Starting with the Ferrari 308, each successive new model has had a custom set of luggage as an option. Most of them came in a beautiful shade of tobacco-colored leather with elegant brass fittings.  My personal favorite is the nearly round suitcase designed to fill out the spare tire well of the F40!  This partnership between Schedoni and Ferrari continues to this day. Entire sets of this luggage, as well as individual pieces can be found on ebay from time to time.

Reader Comments (2)

You can SMELL the leather from here!
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBoonie
I'm lucky enough to have a few sets of Ferrari luggage. The colors are uniformly tan like the first and second photos; the last photo appears underexposed (or maybe the leather was treated with some chemical). On the F40 briefcase, mine has a nameplate beside the prancing horse. Interestingly, the interior lining doesn't always hold up; I've had a few of them re-lined with contrasting-color leather. Really great pieces.
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternsk

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