For those unaware of who Schedoni is, they are probably most known for making the fitted luggage that is an option when you order a Ferrari, Maserati, or Lamborghini. In fact, Schedoni is located in Modena, Italy - the same place where Ferrari is located. The company is a family-owned operation that has been creating high-end leather goods for over 125 years.
Where Does Carbon Fiber Fit In?
While Schedoni is known for their work with leather, they decided to look to carbon fiber for a briefcase that they offer:
Schedoni wanted to use the material because of the use in Formula One. This briefcase has a suede lining and is made of resinated carbon fiber. Schedoni spoke a little bit about the manufacturing issues in a Robb Report article where he mentions that they can only produce two or three of the cases per week. He talks about the complexity of working with the material, which has to be vacuum-sealed in a kiln like oven for 12 hours after being set in a mold. The problem with this is that shifting during this process is a common occurrence, which results in wrinkles and inconsistencies...most of the cases they make never even make it off the factory floor.
You'll be paying for the high-quality and Ferrari-associated brand name...about $4,400. Optionally, Schedoni also uses the case for a backgammon set that includes titanium game pieces and retails for $5,800:
We have seen these occasionally show up on eBay, click here to check and see if there are any on there at this time.