Knowledge + Mobility
how it all started
Established 2004, at the turn of the laptop revolution, two friends were disillusioned with their traditional, corporate career paths and wanted to shake things up. Bags for men were boring and boxy, and bags for women had barely changed since the 1950’s. They started KNOMO to build a flexible working environment fuelled by passion; creating products that people loved, while enabling everyone to make the most of new technologies.
A life organised...
is about making every day easier; to feel safe in the knowledge that our belongings are always where we need them, ready for action.
Forget the 9-5, we work from the office, home and whilst on the go.
We need hard-working accessories for day to night, work to weekend use.
Who we design for
Our users get up and do. KNOMO stands for KNOWLEDGE and MOBILITY; for progressive individuals living and creating around the world, obsessed with the small details but focussed on the bigger picture. For the freelancers, the entrepreneurs, the co-working collectives, where every day is different, making their own rules.
KNOMO launches with 6 designs – 3 men’s and 3 women’s – in Selfridges, Oxford Street2004
We start designing cases for Apple products; beginning with 1st generation iPod Nano2005
Charlie Clifford (founder of luggage brand Tumi) joins to launch KNOMO in the USA with products in 109 stores2007
Collaboration with international DJ and traveller Erik Morillo to create colourful, waterproof accessories2010
83 Great Portland Street shop and worldwide HQ opens2012
Pippa Middleton is snapped carrying her classic quilted slim briefcase multiple times – awareness grows2012
KNOMO logo changes to reflect more modern, cleaner design brand2013
Knomad Organiser launches, the perfect solution to staying organised on the go2014
KNOMO collaborates with Christiane Vejlø to create the Elektronista – the ultimate Digital Clutch2014
KNOMO celebrates 10 years of creating beautiful, innovative accessories to get life organised2014
We collaborate with The School of Life – the leaders in modern day philosophy – to create unique, colorful luggage tags2015
Attention to detail
The KNOMO team is made up of fashion addicts to tech junkies, and everyone in between. We pride ourselves on innovative, thoughtful design that solves everyday issues when carrying our belongings and devices.
Kaizen: continual improvement
‘Kai’ (change) and ‘Zen’ (good) is the Japanese concept of Kaizen meaning ‘continual improvement’. We always ask for feedback, and our bags are tweaked frequently: if we want to get better at what we do, then we must constantly improve.
Each of our bags and organisers come with a padded technology section, designed for use with a specific sized laptop or tablet
From luggage to organisers, backpacks to iPhone cases, all our products feature multiple pockets and pouches for organising your things as efficiently as possible
We only choose the finest leather hides to create lasting accessories that only get better with age
All the fabrics we use are super-lightweight and spray coated to protect against dirt and dust
All the metal components are made bespoke for your KNOMO, from the zips to telescopic trolley handles to shoulder-strap adjustors
Our form-fitted cases are made from precision-moulded, polycarbonate shells, giving you access to all the device’s features
Custom hardware & re-inforced internal binding to base
You’ll find a unique MyKnomo ID code inside each of our bags. Make sure you register the code with us so we can help to reunite you with your belongings should the worst happen
83 Great Portland Street London, W1W 7LS
+44(0)800 043 7924
9375 SW Commerce Cir A7
Wilsonville, OR 97070
1800 737 5160
333 Jinxiang Road
+44 (0)20 7462 0750
Olpener Strasse 25 51766 Engelskirchen