Howard Harrison‘s accessory brand is blending technology, fashion and industrial design, creating pioneering products to organise our digital lives. As the devices we use become ever-smarter, the bags, cases and organisers that we take to carry our smartphones, laptops and tablets around with us have remained firmly dumb.
Frankly speaking, Knomo is on a mission to change that.
The brainchild of South Africans Howard Harrison and Benoit Ruscoe, Knomo is a fashion accessories brand blending form and function in pursuit of “life organised”.
The walls of Knomo’s Great Portland Street office are lined with sleek and chic satchels, backpacks and bags, none of which would look out of place in a swanky Shoreditch cafe or Soho nightclub.
Knomad’s Beauchamp Black backpack wouldn’t look out of place in Soho or Shoreditch.
However beneath their leather and canvas covers, Knomo’s products hide a secret, one that has led some to label Knomo ‘the Apple of the fashion world’, and one of the best kept secrets in design.
Intricate pockets moulded to the shape of your smartphone or laptop, discreet power supplies to keep said devices chugging along throughout the day, and hidden magnets which immediately organise cables and chargers are all concealed within Knomo’s bags and purses.