Bookman Lights

One of our favourite brands at Fat Buddha Store has to be Bookman, who are renowned for their bike lights, and who we are pleased to have received a top up delivery from. The company began life at the end of 2009 with three friends who had about half a semester left of their degree in Industrial engineering and another friend that also didn’t want to get a proper 9-5 job. They took the choice to try the entrepreneurial route and went to work. Most of them were dedicated cyclists and all shared an interest in design which gave them the direction for the brand. They thought that they are so many gadgets and accessories for bikes in the market but there was so few that we would like to put on their bikes. The company wanted to make accessories that would complement the bike instead of detract from it. They did some projects on the side to get the money for tooling and after a lot of samples getting sent back and forth they 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. Their 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's 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).

The brand are working hard to bring you some new products also, and with some luck will be able to release them soon. It will be new lights but also other somewhat unexpected accessories that they think are in need of a makeover. Available instore and online now at Fat Buddha Store.


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