Brompton Bicycles: Clever Packaging for a Clever Product

May 16, 2024


In the bustling world of urban commuting, where efficiency and style collide, Brompton has long been a beacon of ingenuity. Since its inception in 1975 by the visionary Andrew Ritchie, this British folding bicycle brand has pedalled its way into the hearts of commuters worldwide. Brompton is a beloved and proudly British cycling brand – the largest in the UK – whose signature foldaway bikes are as London as a red double-decker bus, the Underground and Big Ben.

With a humble beginning marked by handmade prototypes and relentless dedication, Brompton has emerged as an iconic symbol of British craftsmanship and innovation. Fast forward to the present day, and Brompton continues to push the boundaries of possibility. In 2022, they unveiled their latest triumph: the T-Line, a meticulously engineered collection of super-light Titanium bikes. Years in the making, the T-Line represents a fusion of cutting-edge technology and timeless design – a testament to Brompton’s unwavering commitment to excellence.

Yet, with innovation comes new challenges. As Brompton embarked on this journey, they faced the task of creating packaging that would mirror the sophistication of their new line while staying true to their quirky, quintessentially British identity. Enter our collaboration – a partnership rooted in creativity, craftsmanship, and a shared passion for innovation.

With over a decade of partnership under our belts, we embraced the challenge with enthusiasm. Our mission? To design packaging that not only complemented the brilliance of Brompton’s products but also elevated the unboxing experience for customers and bike mechanics alike.

Drawing inspiration from the elegance and simplicity of the Brompton fold, we set out to create packaging that mirrored the ingenuity of the product itself. Over an 8-month period of intensive collaboration, our team of experts meticulously crafted a design that seamlessly integrated form and function.


From structural engineering to material selection, every aspect of the packaging was thoughtfully considered. Interlocking parts, printed instructions, and minimal use of plastic – all aimed at reducing waste and staying true to Brompton’s sustainability commitments.

But our work didn’t stop there. With a keen eye for design, we crafted a visual identity that spoke to Brompton’s heritage while signalling a new chapter in their product evolution. Luxury substrates, understated palettes, and minimalist fonts – each element carefully chosen to convey quality and functionality.

“We wanted to make unboxing a delight, while at the same time celebrating this new milestone in Brompton’s product evolution. It was important to communicate the ingenuity and well-engineered qualities of the brand without looking overly polished within a bike shop environment. Our work reflects the deep understanding of the Brompton brand that we have developed over 14 years of working together.” Jackie Singh, BRANDED Account Director for Brompton

The result? A packaging experience that not only reflects Brompton’s innovative spirit but also stands out on retail shelves, inviting customers to discover the excellence within. Reflecting on our collaboration, Adam Phipps, Technical Resource Assistant at Brompton, remarked:

As we look to the future, we’re excited to continue pushing the boundaries of possibility alongside Brompton, crafting experiences that inspire and delight at every turn.

In the ever-evolving landscape of urban mobility, one thing remains constant: Brompton’s commitment to excellence and innovation. And as we pedal forward together, we’re confident that the journey ahead will be nothing short of extraordinary.

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