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CARLSBERG UNVEILS NEW GREEN FIBER BOTTLE DESIGNED IN COLLABORATION WITH KILO AND CP+B COPENHAGEN

The new design of the Green Fiber Bottle was unveiled at the Sustainable Brands 2016 Copenhagen conference today. As part of the work of the Carlsberg Circular Community, Carlsberg kicked off the development project in 2015 with Danish packaging company EcoXpac to develop a beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fiber. The first prototype of a fiber-based bottle was revealed in January 2015 by Professor Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Green Fiber Bottle will be a landmark in sustainable innovation. Its fibers will come from responsibly managed sources, with trees replanted at the same rate that they are harvested. While the bottle will degrade into environmentally non-harmful materials if discarded randomly, the intention is that it will form part of a proper waste management system, just like today’s bottles and cans. The three-year project is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark. The Green Fiber Bottle is scheduled to be test-launched in a pilot market in 2018. Needless to say, Kilo are proud to be design partners on this forward-thinking project that aims to set new standards for CSR-driven product design.

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TWO PROJECTS HONOURED IN THIS YEAR’S INNOVATION BY DESIGN AWARDS

We had two products recognised by the judges at this year’s Fast Company 2016 Innovation by Design Awards. The awards focus on projects that represent what’s best about design today: big ideas, meticulously thought-out details, a clear viewpoint about how we live now—and how it could be better.

The Ernit Smart Piggybank, a product that helps children to learn about saving and spending money, was among the 100 best design nominations. The Smart Piggybank is still in production and can be pre-ordered from their Kickstarter.

Our KiBiSi collaboration, the ultra-lightweight Biomega OKO E-Bike, got all the way to the final of the competition. You can see the full list of finalists here.

We are incredibly proud to have two projects spearheading the game of innovation by design.

 

 

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TMA-2 MODULAR HEADPHONE SYSTEM WINS SILVER AT CLIOS

The Kilo designed TMA-2 Modular Headphone System for AIAIAI has won a Clio Award.
The Clios recognise innovation and creative excellence in advertising, design and communication and we are are honoured be awarded such a prestigious accolade among a list of world-class brands and products in the ceremony’s inaugural Product Design category.

Check out the nominees in our category here.

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THE BIOMEGA OKO E-BIKE IS NOMINATED FOR THE BEAZLEY DESIGNS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Awarded by the Design Museum London, the Beazley Designs of the Year Award is the UK’s most prestigious design award.
Needless to say, our fingers are crossed, and we’re proud to be nominated through our KiBiSi collaboration with the OKO electric bike in the transportation category. For more on the Design Museum and the Beazley Designs of the Year Award, check out the Nominees here

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BULBUL WATCHES UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE

Our friends and collaborators at Bulbul Watches just launched their new website. This timely update is a perfect representation of the brand as it stands today; reflecting the skill, refinement and idea-driven creativity that Bulbul and KiBiSi have together infused into the Bulbul product range.

https://bulbulwatches.com/

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A Closer Look at the TMA-2 Modular Packaging System Designed by Kilo and AIAIAI

The launch of the Kilo-designed TMA-2 Modular, AIAIAI’s headphone system that allows users to build their own, unique headphones based on a wide range of sound, design and comfort options, necessitated a new kind of structural packaging system for the various, interchangeable TMA-2 speaker units, headbands, cables and earpads. AIAIAI needed a solution that could simultaneously service the stock keeping management, and pick & pack solutions for warehouses and webshop, while providing an interesting unboxing experience, as well as a striking in-store presence at discerning retailers like Colette in Paris.

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VIA57™ – Republic of Fritz Hansen, Bjarke Ingels and KiBiSi launch the VIA57™ chair.

The ultimate partnership in Danish design: Republic of Fritz Hansen, the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and the Danish design group KiBiSi, now launches the VIA57™ chair. The partnership is the culmination of great Danish design visions coming together with the VIA57 chair’s dynamic, tetrahedral shape translated through the lens of the heritage furniture brand. Debuting in New York on 13 May 2016, the collaboration celebrates the completion of Bjarke Ingels Group’s first New York City project — the VIA57 WEST building — giving design lovers around the world the opportunity to have a piece of the Manhattan skyline in their own homes.

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Kilo and AIAIAI Take Home the Creative Circle Gold Award

We’re proud to announce that Kilo and AIAIAI took home the Creative Circle Gold Award for the TMA-2 Modular Packaging System! Held on Friday, the award is Denmark’s biggest  creative communication event, honoring creativity within the fields of advertising, design and digital. A big thank you goes out to the jury and our partners at AIAIAI. For more info on the packaging system, check out the in-depth feature that we posted last month.

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AIAIAI X NEXTBIT HEADPHONES

The AIAIAI X Nextbit TMA-2 configuration is built with a powerful, high-sensitivity neodymium speaker unit that delivers a vibrant and detailed sound representation with a prominent dynamic bass and crisp treble. The combination of a durable nylon headband and the comfortable over-ear PU leather earpads that provide high isolation, results in a high quality headphone with a wide soundstage and excellent comfort. In addition to the custom mint cable, the Robin phone has been tuned specifically to work with the special edition of the Kilo designed TMA-2 Modular headphones.

Nextbit has created the only cloud-first, design-forward smartphone for anyone who wants to be freed from the limits of today’s mobile technology. Located in San Francisco and led by mobile industry veterans, Nextbit design is guided by attributes that are minimal, playful and colorful leading to highly original smartphones that stand out from the competition.

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LARS LARSEN IS APPOINTED JURY MEMBER AT CANNES LIONS 2016

Kilo’s Founding Head of Design receives another honor from the Cannes Lions Committee in the form of a second jury membership on the Product Design jury. The first time Lars took part in the Cannes International Festival of Creativity was in 2014, in his capacity as jury member in the Product Design category, and last year he was fortunate enough to take home the golden lion along with AIAIAI for the TMA-2 Modular headphone system in the category Best Product Design.

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Bulbul Watches Launch the Ore 08

Ore 08 is an update on the minimalist, KiBiSI-designed Ore watch with a touch of golden, old-world charm. Featuring matte, golden steel on a golden Milanese mesh band from Pforzheim-based manufacturer, Aristo Vollmer, the materials create a subtly flamboyant contrast to the sharp, minimal aesthetic, making this an eye-catching, eighth addition to the Ore collection.
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Kilo Founder Lars Larsen is elected member of The Danish Design Council

The Danish Design Council is an independent organization that betters the state of Danish design by facilitating connections between design and society, by initiating debate and by awarding a design prize. In addition to this, the Design Council acts as advisor on design to Danish Society as a whole and appoints board members of the Danish Design Center.