"Commodus" was the word the ancient Romans used to describe something they found appropriate, expedient and comfortable. Still today in southern Germany, "Komot" stands for a feeling of comfort – a time and space where all your needs are met in full.

At KOMOT, we have dedicated ourselves to the human need for good lighting. And our name is our promise. With passion, expertise and top-quality componentry, we design intelligent lamps and lighting systems that can be adapted perfectly to different spaces, moods and times of day; lights that fulfil all their owner's needs and wishes.

Each and every one of our lamps is an individual masterpiece. Thoughtfully conceived down to the finest detail. Sustainably produced. Consummate in form and function. 

The designer Konrad Weinhuber

Konrad Weinhuber grew up on a traditional Bavarian farm – in a world where nature and technology meet. Cycles determine the daily life of a farmer. Sustainability is an essential part of what they do. His parents' farm was the perfect background for the future industrial designer to develop, and from an early age he surprised everyone with all kinds of hand-made curiosities. 

After graduating high school, Konrad Weinhuber attended the design polytechnic in Schwäbisch Gmünd, graduating as an industrial designer. He followed that up with first projects for a renowned Munich design company, where, among other things, Konrad Weinhuber worked on a high-velocity locomotive for SIEMENS – and for ALSTOM Railways he developed solutions for barrier-free travel. McDonalds gained an ingenious serving tray from Konrad Weinhuber, and as early as the end of the 90s he designed an electrical bicycle trailer for a Munich start-up.

Konrad's breakthrough ultimately came as the inventor and maker of innovative lighting systems. Inspired by his mother's spinning-wheel, he invented a height-adjustment mechanism for ceiling lamps in the year 2000. His idea was to have the cord enter the top of the lamp, where it would wind up horizontally on a spindle when adjusting the length of the cord, and thus the height of the lamp. His first lamp won the IF Design Award 2002. This was followed by founding the company KOMOT and developing further lamps and lighting systems. In 2019 the company was honoured with the German Design Award for its innovative suspension lamp KOS.

Today, KOMOT has established itself internationally as a maker of top-quality designer lamps. It is based in Munich and has 15 employees.