LAT_56 was founded on the principles of fusing exceptional functionality with bold, strong aesthetics. There are no compromises made to achieve this balance between performance and style. This fusion is especially unique amongst travel products. We have created the most functional, robust and considered design, yet also embedded styling into a product which will last a lifetime for even the most demanding traveller.
LAT_56 was launched at an exclusive Champagne event in Selfridges, London, autumn of 2010. It was here where the first Red-Eye, indeed the first ever bag was purchased. Since then LAT_56 has carved a name for itself as one of the most premium, exclusive performance travel product brands available. LAT_56 have built up an international following of loyal customers who travel thousands of road, rail and air miles every day with their trusted companion.
Kevin Fox, an award-winning Scottish designer, founded the brand after training as a product designer. As the designer for the international brand, with a global outlook, he & his team create designs that have no borders. There is one goal and that is to create the best possible travel bag.
What started with some sketches, prototypes and eventually one or two products, LAT_56 now offers a comprehensive collection of bags and accessories with a focus towards demanding business travel. Periodically, each design goes through new version iterations and is constantly evolving on a journey to achieve total excellence. Each product must be the best in its class. It is in LAT_56 DNA to design the best suitcase, backpack, briefcase, and messenger. Nothing else is acceptable.
Every type of travel has its own challenges, be it the downtown urban commute, short haul overnighters, or long-haul flight to the other side of the world for 48 hours of intensive meetings and back again. We offer a solution which can handle any of these demanding situations. From messengers, duffels, briefcases, garment bags, laptop cases, holdalls, accessories, backpacks to tablet and wash bags. In 2015/16 we introduced our best products to date - the new carry-on wheeled luggage.
LAT_56 is headquartered in Scotland. This is where the design takes place in our bespoke shipping container Headquarters. We also have regional offices with warehousing and local fulfilment in California, London and Hong Kong.