by Jamie Bartlett

Similar to Banton Frameworks, the design team behind KNNOX is partner-power duo, consisting of Desmond and Jessica Ware.

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Desmond and Jessica moved to the UK to establish KNNOX as a reputable London based brand. With a strong focus for local manufacture, the duo have spent the past two years refining and developing their new brand KNNOX, specialising in “tools for light”.

Besides our similarities, we were immediately drawn to their, beautifully designed, beautifully made upcoming lighter.

Machined from solid brass, this tool transcends anything we’ve yet seen when it comes to making fire. Using the description of a ‘lighter’ feels somewhat trivial compared to that of it’s calibre. Delivered with a lifetime guarantee, the lighter is entirely made here in the UK via a network of hard-sourced specialists.

Unique to it’s design, a bespoke sliding mechanism allows the lighter to be ignited in numerous ways. Once lit, the open flame flickers elegantly from a precision machined channel-source. Inside, a blend of technical fibres, an absorbent felt pad retains the lighter fluid over long periods.

Each tool ships in a bespoke packing case with accompanying UK-made hardware. This includes custom made flints, wicks and a stainless steel hex tool for maintenance.

Batch sales began 16/07/18 so we suggest you head over to the KNNOX website for more information.

 

 

knnox.com

 

 

KNNOX lighter by London based studio KNNOX ran by Jessica and Desmond Ware.

“Our journey began in 2014 with an idea to reimagine light.

We felt that the value of light had been lost, buried underneath a disposable society, mass production and outdated products. We embarked on a two year product design phase to create a modern and sophisticated lighter.

A result of constant refinement, the KNNOX lighter has evolved into a timeless object that can be enjoyed as a homeware item, in the wilderness or in your pocket.

Based in the heart of London, we are a small team of like-minded individuals who challenge existing design with a focus on local British manufacturing.

As a brand, we represent simple and functional thinking and believe that innovation has no boundaries.

We pride ourself on quality as well as local and ethical manufacturing which is why all KNNOX lighters are made in England. We searched long and hard for our suppliers within the UK over a three month period and selected the very best in their respective fields.

All KNNOX lighters come with our lifetime warranty and we are able to do this because we know each supplier on a personal level and can guarantee their workmanship.

 

 

 

KNNOXX, a premium lighter made from brass. Designed by London based studio KNOXX, ran by Desmond and Jessica Ware.

 

 

KNNOXX, a premium lighter made from brass. Designed by London based studio KNOXX, ran by Desmond and Jessica Ware.

 

 

Inner components of the KNOXX lighter. Brass and stainless steel flint.

 

 

KNOXX packing box for the premium lighter.

 

 

Lift off lid packing box for KNNOX premium lighter.

 

 

Unique sliding mechanism of the KNNOX lighter

 

 

Ignited KNOXX lighter laying on desk. Photographed by Ash James.

 

 


 

 

Solid brass lighter by studio KNNOX London. Desmon and Jessica Ware.

 

 

Brass lighter by Desmond and Jessica ware. Studio KNNOX London.

 

 

KNNOXX, a premium lighter made from brass. Designed by London based studio KNOXX, ran by Desmond and Jessica Ware.

 

 

KNNOXX, a premium lighter made from brass. Designed by London based studio KNOXX, ran by Desmond and Jessica Ware.

 

 

Be a Black Sheep, Story Book by Banton Frameworks

 

"Building a factory in a digital era".

 

Discover why we broke into our old University to learn the things we were never taught. Unearth why we're changing an industry. Know our purpose. Meet our enemy. Be a Black Sheep.

 

 
Jamie Bartlett
Jamie Bartlett

Co-founder of Banton Frameworks.


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