It fit perfectly in his pocket, and was always available when it rained! Being so small, it was only natural to refer to her as a tiny “bobblehead” – a small child – and hence the brand name Knirps® , as “knirps” in German means “bobblehead”.
In 1928, a company called Bremshey & Co, appreciated the amazing potential of such a product and helped to produce the first “varieties” of this innovative pocket umbrella.
It was the beginning of a new era, and many different sizes, shapes and colours were developed.
New and innovative materials were used, and bold constructions were created with many of them. Knirps® sets the standard for how umbrellas should be and how they should be made.
Thus , the first automatic telescopic umbrella version was launched in 1965, and the new Knirps X1 in 2004, a collection that is the smallest Knirps ever.