We started working on what was to become BOOKMAN in the end of 2009. Three of us had about half a semester left of our degree in Industrial engineering and together with another friend that also didn’t want to get a proper 9-5 job and instead try the entrepreneurial route we went to work. Most of us are dedicated cyclists and we all share an interest in design which gave us the direction for the brand. There are so many gadgets and accessories for bikes in the market but there a so few that we would like to put on our bikes. We wanted to make accessories that would complement the bike instead of detract from it. We did some projects on the side to get the money for tooling and after a lot of samples getting sent back and forth we were happy to place the first order of lights in the spring of 2011.
Since the start of BOOKMAN in June of 2011 the brand has been critically acclaimed by both bicycle enthusiasts and design lovers all around the globe. Our products have been featured in numerous magazines and blogs like Monocle, Dezeen, Daily Candy and Cool Hunting to name a few. Today it is possible to find the BOOKMAN Light at premium retailers in over 30 countries. In top notch bicycle shops such as Cicli Berlinetta (Berlin) and ParkSIDER (Tokyo), in world class concept boutiques such as Colette (Paris) and Wood Wood (Copenhagen) and museum shops like MoMA (NYC).
We are working hard to bring you some new products and with some luck we will be able to release them soon. It will be new lights but also other somewhat unexpected accessories that we think are in need of a makeover.