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.
TMA-2 MODULAR HEADPHONE SYSTEM WINS SILVER AT CLIOS
The Kilo designed TMA-2 Modular Headphone System for AIAIAI has won a Clio Award. Read More
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. Read More
BULBUL WATCHES UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE
Our friends and collaborators at Bulbul Watches just launched their new website. Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.
The Nextbit TMA-2 Configuration: S04-H02-E04-C01
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.
Kilo partners up with CP+B Copenhagen to Design Biodegradable Wood-Fiber Bottle for Carlsberg
In early 2015, Carlsberg and packaging company ecoXpac initiated a project, with the collaboration of the Innovation Fund Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark, in the efforts to develop a biodegradable, biobased bottle made from sustainably sourced wood-fiber. Named the “Green Fiber Bottle”, the materials will be developed using biodegradable materials, allowing the bottle to degrade in a socially responsible manner.
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.
Bulbul Watches Launch the Ore 08
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.