NEW IDEAS COME TRUE
XTable will be exhibited at ICFF - visit booth #1306 for a test drive
KiBiSi partner JM Skibsted writes about innovation lessons learned from food design
JM Skibsted likes branding, philosophy and bike books according this recent love list.
Muuto’s Hang Around and Toss Around get a little ponderous cousin: Turn Around - a wooden hand held juicer. Turn Around brings back juicing to its tactile origin by the nordic hyper analogue design. The wooden one-type-only material is easily recyclable and hopefully sufficiently aesthetically sustainable to be kept and passed on. Turn Around launches at Salone del Mobile 2013, Hall 16 stand B35.
Other KiBiSi products In Milan this week:
Scoop by Globe Zero 4 also lauches at Salone del Mobile, Hall 20 Stand F08
Weight Here by Menu, MoDà - Di Liddo & Perego, Salone del Mobile, Hall 5 Stand L08
Bulb Fiction by Lightyears, Euroluce, Salone del Mobile, Hall 13 stand D01
Slice by &Tradition, Gessi Milano Showroom, Via Manzoni 16/A, 20121 Milan
Scoop is a family of contract market furniture designed for the overlap between private spaces and public areas. The name relates to the loader inspired scoop construction.
The innovative gyroscope like suspension system conveys a feeling of being carried - a free suspended feel. The Y-shaped beam creates a visual and functional overlap between seat and base.
Scoop merges craft and technology: The innovative technical edge increases comfort, yet maintains a clear and simple Scandinavian appearance. The chair has a tailor upholstered cast foam seat and an injection molded aluminum frame.
The scoop family comprises of a conference chair, a lounge chair, a table and a bar stool in the making.
Scoop is variable with frames in polished aluminum and a black and white powder coat. The chairs are available in a range of different fabrics and upholstery qualities and in a special ice cream scoop color scheme selected for the launch collection.
Ahead of 4.604 competitors the KiBiSi designed Reelight iFlash One wins the Red Dot Award for best-of-the-best Product Design. The innovative bike light from Reelight was awarded with the first prize in the competition: "red dot: best of the best". It is considered the international jury's Grand-Prix.
Reelight iFlash One uses magnets for easy fastening by effortlessly clicking it onto a magnetic base which is permanently fixed to the bike's handlebars and seat post. Once connected the light turns on automatically.
KiBiSi designed products have among others won Good Design Award and Wallpaper Design Award for bicycles and the Danish Design Prize for electronic devices. For the first time a KiBiSi designed product wins for combining electronics and cycling.
BIG, Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) and COWI is the winning team to design the new experience center for LEGO to be located in Billund, the home of the LEGOLAND theme park. The LEGO House will welcome approximately 250,000 visitors annually, serving as a new focal point of Billund city life. Construction of The LEGO House is expected to start in 2014.
In a series of posts we honor the media we so love… – right back. These media have helped us respectfully convey what we do. They tell the stories of our talented colleagues we admire and the stories of our own partnerships and designs. Thank you! Next up: Dezeen highlights.
JM Skibsted visits San Francisco & TED in Long Beach to exchange design knowledge. Meeting with design leaders from Apple, Ideo, Moreless, Incase, SFMOMA among others he hopes to bring back inspiration and strengthen the bond between the Californian design hub and Copenhagen design community.
JM blogs about How A Trash Can Proves The Competitive Advantage Of Design
KiBiSi has set up a creative space inside Crystal Hall to exhibit a selection of groundbreaking idea-driven designs including the adjustable xTable, the TMA-1 Headphone, the magnetic iFlash bike light and the Brick sofa. KiBiSi will also be unveiling and world premiering a new watch design.
The exhibition features a selection of KiBiSi designs under the theme OTOOT – On The Origin Of Things, describing the evolutionary design process used by the three partners, and discusses their hybrid view on design, architecture and ideation.
Visit us at Bella Center, Boulevard 5, 2300 Copenhagen S from 31st January - 3rd February 2013 at Crystal Hall
Weight Here is a family of candleholders featuring distinct historic references to the iconic typology of chamber candlesticks and candelabras. The designs revisit the standard candlestick appearance and dimensions, and are natural extensions of these made to fit today’s candles. Weight Here comes in four versions: S and M for ordinary candles and L & XL for block candles. The cast iron parts acknowledge historic artisanal techniques and the Polystone references KiBiSi’s link to modern architecture. These materials provide the candlesticks with a grounded feel and a solid no-nonsense appearance.
JM will be the rapporteur at a session with Paola Antonelli and Sir Tim Berners-Lee to raise awareness around the growing importance of design and share bold ideas on how it can foster change in addressing a range of global issues in the 21st century. In general his two primary tasks will be to seek backing for an international design policy and to build and upgrade an Urban Mobility INDEX with Siddhartha Lal and Arthur D. Little.
KiBiSi’s inprint on Aesir Copenhagen’s luxury mobile phone as seen by Fast Company.
In a series of posts we honor the media we so love… – right back. These media have helped us respectfully convey what we do. They tell the stories of our talented colleagues we admire and the stories of our own partnerships and designs. Thank you! First up: Domus highlights.
KiBiSi had a great 2012 and wishes everybody a marvelous 2013.
We are proud and honored to have two KiBiSi designed products on Fast Company's Favorite Products From 2012: Aiaiai Capital and iFlash One.
Lets make 2013 another year to remember.
Lars Larsen, Bjarke Ingels, JM Skibsted and the rest of KiBiSi wish you happy Holidays, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year and all. Have a marvelous 2013.
With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, design has become an increasingly fundamental tool to make cities more competitive, attractive, livable and efficient. The World Design Capital designation is a city promotion project that celebrates the accomplishments of cities that have used design as a tool to reinvent themselves and improve social, cultural and economic life. JM Skibsted is part of the 2016 selection committee.
Abitare Being BIG tells the larger than life story of KiBiSi partner BIG. This story seen through the eyes of founder, Bjarke Ingels: 38-year-old, with a 161-strong workforce, a studio in New York and Copenhagen, some 29 international competitions won in the last 7 years, and construction sites all around the world.
In the host city of Design Miami BIG + Raymond Jungles + Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates + Esrawe + Desimone + HNGS, transform the Coconut Grove Waterfront with twisting towers.
Alongside Ron Arad, Thomas Heatherwick, and Daniel Liebeskind Lars Larsen and JM Skibsted are speaking at Business of Design Week Friday the 7th of December 2012. The topic is KiBiSi’s evolutionary approach to design and KiBiSi’s projects. BODW is Asia’s leading design, innovation and branding event.
The iF design award celebrates BIG's + Kollision's vision of future urban mobility for AUDI at last year's Design Miami. The award distinguishes the exhibition design for introducing a future city paved with a digital surface that liberates the streets from existing boundaries and allows for a new flexibility of public use. For six decades the iF design awards have recognized outstanding achievements in design.
iFlash One is a bike light created for intuitive use and easy storage, accommodating modern day lifestyle on the go. iFlash One uses magnets for easy fastening, effortlessly clicking onto a magnetic base which is permanently fixed to your bikes handlebars or seat post, once connected the light turns on automatically. When not in use the magnets pair the front and rear unit into one compact object ready for storage in your pocket or bag.
" iFlash One is designed with a holistic approach merging light and fitting into one object with an overall and simple DNA. I like that the magnet seems magic. Making safety fun and easy through simple everyday usability has been key in this project " says Head of Design at KiBiSi Lars Larsen.
JM Skibsted blogs about expanding the definition of a product.
XTable is a manually height adjustable desk. A piece of office machinery that accommodates multiple working positions and daily reshuffling.
XTable uses manual kinetic power instead of electricity for height adjustments – saves energy and keeps users active. All technical features are constructively integrated in the table top. It uses a century old principle known from carjacks, ironing boards and other iconic tools. The principle coupled with a desk is a radical redesign of the traditional office desk. XTable is designed with an optional storage solution for office supplies and other belongings.
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Speakers at BoDW are announced.
Design Indaba interviews JM Skibsted about his work as Vice-Chair of W.E.F. 's G.A.C. on Design and Innovation, and the latest KiBiSi designs
The iconic incandescent bulb – the very symbol of Edison’s bright idea – has been the source of inspiration for KiBiSi’s new pendant. KiBiSi characterizes Bulb Fiction as a tribute to both the incandescent bulb, and with references to the easily recognizable archetype of the movie universe.
Bulb Fiction is close to the original, but the classic shape has been scaled up and designed as a whole unit, uniting socket and bulb into one iconic shape. The same applies to the cord, which has been given extra volume using a thick white silicone cover. Bulb Fiction consists of a hand blown acid treated opal glass shade and an aluminium suspension with a soft, organic shape. The fixture creates the Illusion of a classic incandescent bulb, hides the low energy light source and ensures a comfortable, soft light.
How are new champions fuelling the creative economy? How to engage arts and culture via national policies? How to discover young talent? JM Skibsted answers these question and many more as a panelist in Driving Forces of the Creative Economy at ‘Summer Davos’. The session moderated by Hal B. Gregersen, Professor of Leadership, INSEAD, will be webcast live Thursday 13 September 15:45 - 16:45
Aiaiai has teamed up with the global purveyors of durable, timeless style for a striking re-edit of our TMA-1 and the Pipe earphones.
In collaboration with Versus, KiBiSi launches the Roulade as friend and family to the Iconic Brick Sofa.
Roulade is a meeting between generations and genres, a meeting between mattress and Chesterfield, chair and couch. Roulade is a Swiss Roll turned sofa - a contemporary, iconic and humorous character with a cozy and comfortable expression.
Roulade is made from High Density foam cut into a fixed shape reminiscent of a rolled up mattress. It is upholstered with top class materials such as Kvadrat fabrics; And the comfort and durability is outstanding. It is a sort of new comer – a plump 1,5 pax sofa designed for laid back hangout. Bespoke, oversized buttons modernize the old school Chesterfield expression.
BIG and the winter bath association Vinterbad Bryggen join efforts to extend the existing Copenhagen Harbor Bath, designed by BIG and JDS back in 2003, with a sauna and facilities for winter bathing to benefit the community during summer as well as the cold Danish winters.
In tribute to all those everyday soccer players out there – not taking part in the Olympic football tournament RSToo launches a KiBiSi designed Ltd Edition Football. The football is golden, and paraphrases the Olympic rings reshuffled into a classic football buildup.
The KiBiSi team collectively shouts: “ To us you are all gold winners! ”
The 99 Ltd edition balls can be bought online for $99 a pop at RSToo - With the sale of each ball RSToo will donate $10 USD to Grassroot Soccer, whose lofty goal is to assist in HIV prevention through education and inspiration.
JM Skibsted writes his latest Fast Company post about innovation strategy and fellow Young Global Leader, Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!
Summer has arrived. Living should be easy. We are off with our families to enjoy. Enjoy it too.
In a Ruby Media collab, our sister company BIG updates its website to be more mobile friendly. New features include a KiBiSi section detailing the unique collaboration that defines our reference idea-driven industrial design sensibility from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and aircraft. BIG still keep their essential DNA of the website intact.
The AIAIAI x Roskilde Festival collab combines our lightweight Tracks headphones with a waterproof Roskilde Stuff Sack that contains material from the original 1978 orange stage and makes a fitting container for all your festival essentials.
Joining creative forces once again, KiBiSi and Biomega extending the Biomega Bike portfolio to include a semi-carbon, semi-alu city bicycle, accommodating true urban lifestyle. The OKO is still in prototyping phase. It will be displayed in Zahid Sardar’s book 100 Best Bikes launching as one of 8 Biomega bikes.OKO is destined to be a unique lightweight and highly practical city bike with a fashionable twist that will make heads spin. See the preview in Zahid Sardar’s 100 best bikes book by Laurence King Publishing.
Louisiana’s upcoming exhibition NEW NORDIC – Architecture and Identity running from June 29th-October 21st explores the concept of ‘Nordic’ and the region's contemporary architecture, including BIG’s National Gallery of Art in Greenland.
Go for a 3D spin around the new Aiaiai Capital
Check out KiBiSi partners Bjarke Ingels and Lars Larsen on designing the Capital Headphones - a durable, foldable headphone aimed at the on-the-go urbanite.
AIAIAI and Ghostly International very proudly present Matthew Dear going about his creative business and using the TMA-1 Studio. It’s Matt Dear and headphone porn all rolled into one musical package.
Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A wins the competition to design a new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural institutions into one single building.
A gathering of the world’s most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders in this field, that delivers pertinent insights and collaboratively develops solutions to address major global challenges. Established four years ago, the Network of Global Agenda Councils – consisting of select, invitation-only groups on key global topics – serves as an international brain trust to the World Economic Forum and world at large. Council Members are fully integrated in Forum activities including projects, regional events and the Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
While the design and creative industries have generally been happy to teach the world of politics how to generate new and better ideas, there hasn’t been much learning the other way. Never have we heard anyone talk about what the creative companies could learn from the world of politics.
The new KiBiSi designed AIAIAI headphones specifically for the on-the-go producer/musician will be shipped on the 20th of June.
Aiaiai reveal new release dates for both the TMA-1 Studio and the Capital: The TMA-1 Studio will now be released on the 11th of June, and the Capital will have its release on the 27th of June.
17th of May JM Skibsted will be a keynote lecturer to the Turkish Automotive Industry, organized by Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association in coordination with the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly and with support of T.C. Ministry of Economics. The main aim of the event is to establish R&D and design culture in line with the Turkey’s export strategy of 2023 and create sufficient accumulation in R&D and Design. The lecture will be about Urban Mobility and Industrial Design.
KiBiSi invites you to join the KiBiSi + Incase + Mass party 9 pm the 18th at
Mass, 34 Howard st. 3rd floor New York, NY
The talented Lasse Beck Martinussen has shot a series of new KiBiSi partner images. Two images are available for download in our download section.
KiBiSi founding partner JM Skibsted was elected to become a board member of the Danish Design Council. The council promotes industrial design via prizes, debate, selection of board members for the Danish Design Center and advises on design policy on a national level.
Check out the new Promo Film for our new fixture designed for Louis Poulsen.
Picture, Sound & Music by WAAITT™
The cutting-edge Danish design magazine ‘The Milan issue, volume 1 – Danish design 2012’ is presented in an 16 x 3,5 meter grand installation of the flexible shelving system Slice, produced by the Danish design company '&tradition', designed by designgroup KiBiSi and distributed in Milan from the 17th to the 22nd of April 2012 by the Danish Design Centre.
Jens Martin Skibsted talks about the need for an Urban Mobility Index at the Young Global Leader’s private event at World Economic Forum Latin America
Silverback is a new wall and ceiling fixture designed for Louis Poulsen by KiBiSi. Silverback will be presented at Messe Frankfurt Light + Building 2012. Meet two of the designers, Bjarke Ingels and Lars Larsen, to see the products live, hear the story behind the design concepts and partake in Q&A. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org – indicating which of the 3 events you prefer to join: 10.00 – 10.45 Seminar 1 / 12.30 – 13.15 Seminar 2 / 13.45 – 14.30 Seminar 3 / Tuesday Aprill 17th / Fest Halle/Conference room “Maritim II” 1st floor Maritim Hotel Frankfurt/Main (Turm Entrance, Messe Frankfurt - just opposite Messeturm ) Theodor-Heuss-Allee 3 Frankfurt am Main
Jens Martin Skibsted writes about do-good design for Africa for fast company
Aiaiai fired a few questions at the designers at KiBiSi, which resulted in a conversation about idea-driven design, Stanley Kubrick and the joys of sensual R&B.
The new packaging for our dear Aiaiai product family is nominated for the 2012 creative circle award. Fingers crossed for when they announce the winners on the 11th of May.
The book Business of Design is the nr. 1 Best Sellers in Architecture on Amazon. The book is authored by KiBiSi’s North American agent and friend, Keith Granet.
Rebel Academy interviews Lars Larsen and JM Skibsted about entrepreneurship. Lars Larsen, Bjarke Ingels and JM Skibsted were all entrepreneurs in architecture and design, when they worked separately in Kilo Design, BIG and Biomega. Nevertheless they joined forces and together created KiBiSi, which made them an even stronger and more diverse unit.
There are thousands of design details that go into creating a Porsche. Each builds upon the rest, creating the car's essence. Could you take one element of the iconic design to create a brand new thing that embodies what Porsche is, but in an entirely new outlet?
British Prime Minister David Cameron and other key policy makers attend the urban conference at Downing Street to learn the latest ways and ideas to improve overall city design and make Britain’s cities safer for cyclists. The speakers include KiBiSi partner Bjarke Ingels, Carlo Ratti, Terreform ONE's Mitchell Joachim and others.
Together with Chef Bo Lindegaard KiBiSi designer tinkers with our food: Smørrebrød / Open faced sandwiches
Jens Martin Skibsted argues that the way to get consumers to choose cheaper, more efficient transportation is to make it the cool option
KiBiSi partner BIG + Times Square Alliance + Flatcut + Local Projects + Zumtobel + Robert Silman Associates kick off a Month of Romance with a 10-foot tall interactive heart installation at Times Square, New York. The heart glows brighter and beats faster as more people interact with it - share your love from February 6th –29th.
What would a shelving system look like if playful customization was its main Objective ?
This question urged the Danish design studio KiBiSi to design SLICE – an architectural redefinition of the continuous bookshelf. The main feature of the system is a slice of plywood. In assembly the slices fit together for individual display, which allows for optimum flexibility of the system and makes it adaptable from small to x-large. SLICE is a result of crossbreeding elements and attributes from different disciplines in to a new design product made for every day use. in a simple way SLICE reflects natural resource scarcity: No expensive mould, a simple playful idea, rework and the back-to-basics attitude of plywood.
As part of Core77’s “Apocalypse 2012” series KiBiSi’s JM Skibsted writes about space migration and designing our future
Our new friend Finn is presented at Maison & Objet at the HAY booth. Finn is a wooden knock down stool with a bold and playfull character. Finn comes in flat box at a fair price and is easy assembled. We hope he will a become your good friend ;)
CNN’s new show The Next List, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces the individuals who are steadily mapping the course to the future with their new ideas profiling KiBiSi partner BIG and Bjarke Ingels in their next episode this Sunday at 2pm EST on CNN USA
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Our DJ headphone has just been nominated at this year's prestigious Designs of The Year Awards held by The Design Museum in London. Needless to say, we're proud to be included in a list that counts a wide array of quality design.
Check out our new over-earheadphones aimed at music professionals. Where the TMA-1 enhances the live performance, the TMA-1 Studio enriches the studio/production experience.
In his latest Fast Company blog post KiBiSi’s Jens Martin Skibsted argues that innovation is too messy to be captured in any process. So how can big firms innovate?
It took a little while, but after a good deal of preparation, deliberation and strategizing aiaiai is finally ready to lift the curtain on our brand new headphones! If you live in the city and like music on the move, Capital is your new friend. He’s a flexible yet rugged sort of character - and he comes in striking, new colours.
Following the participation in the exhibition on Dieter Rams the Aiaiai TMA-1 headphones were admitted into SFMoMA's collection of Architecture and Design. This is their second design piece accepted from the design collective KiBiSi. Now both the Biomega Boston bicycle and the Aiaiai TMA-1 are collected by this leading Design Museum on the West Coast.
Lars Larsen, Bjarke Ingels, JM Skibsted and the rest of KiBiSi wish you happy Holidays, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year and all. Have a marvelous 2012.
KiBiSi Partner Bjarke Ingels unpacks his library and the books that inspire him are as unorthodox as his career, spanning the gap between science fiction, comics and Nietzsche.
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Jens Martin Skibsted is a regular expert blogger for Fast Company. Check the latest blop post he wrote with Rasmus Bech: Why Do B-Schools Still Teach the Famed 4P's Of Marketing, When Three Are Dead?
BIG wins competition to convert a Basel warehouse with their design for an extension that will zigzag across the roof like a bolt of lightening
KiBiSi Hang Around at Muutos special 5 Years Birthday Exhibition at Design Museum Denmark, opening reception 10th of November 2011, 4.30 - 6.30 PM. Design Museum Denmark Bredgade 68, Copenhagen.
Each year in October, The Dreyer Foundation grants a prize of honor to an architect and a lawyer who has distinguished himself or herself through an especially valuable contribution within his or her field. This year the Prize goes to KiBiSi partner Bjarke Ingels.
Together with friends, colleagues and a royal visit by TRH the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark, KiBiSi partner BIG celebrates the official opening of BIG New York in collaboration with the General Consulate of New York, Dom Pérignon’s Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy, Carlsberg, Adam Aamans Danish snacks and musical wonder duo the Raveonettes. The office is established in order to oversee the development and upcoming construction of West 57th on Manhattan and better service the growing work in North-, South-, and Latin-America.
The Wall Street Journal will later this week declare Bjarke Ingels among its inaugural Innovators of the Year. Bjarke wins in the architecture category for “his wildly expressive structures, including the radical re-imagining of the New York high-rise apartment building, his commitment to sustainability and his philosophy of ‘pragmatic utopianism.’” Richard Wurman, architect, author, and founder of the TED conferences will present the trailblazing award to Ingels this Thursday at the Museum of Modern Art. No word yet on whether royalty will be in attendance.Ai Weiwei took the innovator award for art, Katie Grand for fashion, Elon Musk for technology, Steve Ells for food, Joris Laarman for design, and Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s The Giving Pledge for philanthropy. Profiles of each of these Innovators of the Year will be featured in the October 29 issue of WSJ Magazine.
Our Aiaiai TMA-1 headphones were designed in collaboration with several professional and renowned DJ’s. Tested in studios and on stages all over the world, this is a specialized piece of equipment for the hardworking musician. The limited edition Fool's Gold line brings a new colourway and special technical features to the TMA-1.
Bjarke Ingels elaborates on KiBiSi’s Urban Mobility agenda in Danish.
A selection of internationally-engaged design industry people from around the world explores core design issues through their work and within the framework of integrating and harnessing design from inception to realization and experience.
BIG teams up with TryghedsGruppen and We Love People to modify our cities to make more space for movement and play.
As part of World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation, jens martin skibsted will participate in Summit on the Global Agenda in Abu Dhabi 10th to 11th of October. The Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation brings together the world’s most creative and innovative thinkers to design new frameworks and strategies to solve global issues, building on experience from a wide variety of fields and disciplines that span from product, system and service design to innovation strategy, social innovation, art, science and engineering. By integrating and disseminating knowledge in these fields, the Council acts as a catalyst for change, turning challenges into opportunities.
The king is dead. Long live design.
Their Royal Highnesses, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presented Bjarke Ingels as the winner of their annual Culture Prize 2011, honoring the first architect since the foundation of the Award in 2004 as a gift from Danish Culture fund Bikubenfonden. Previous winners include, artist Olafur Eliasson, singer Tina Dickow, actress Sonja Richter, cellist Andreas Brantelid and director Per Fly
Jens Martin Skibsted will be speaking about sustainable development within Urban Mobility and the societal changes we need to tackle by design. He will talk specifically about how he has addressed these issues strategically within Biomega and the design approach of KiBiSi. Along with a handful of notable design luminaires including Alberto Alessi, he is a keynote speaker. The theme is Design and City Development. The speech will take place the 28th of September during the morning session, 7.30 – 12, in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
For its inaugural issue, CLOG focuses and explores BIG from a critical perspective. Bringing together essays and illustrations from artists, architects, critics, journalists, parkour-runners, engineers and philosophers, CLOG:BIG presents the first holistic, critical examination of Bjarke Ingels and BIG.
Jens Martin Skibsted will first attend the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions “Summer Davos” 2011 in Dalian before heading to Beijing’s Design Week. September 15th 09.15 - 10.15 he will be participating in a panel discussion about incentives and structures that drive innovation effectively within an organization along with along with Tim Brown CEO of IDEO. The program is moderated by Hellmut Schütte.
He will also take part of the Energy Opportunities – an executive think tank on Innovation and Energy hosted by CNBC, Harvard Business Review, Caixin Media & Shell along with world leading CEOs such as Tulsi R. Tanti of Suzlon Energy. The Brainstorm on Innovation and Energy is facilitated by Geoff Cutmore, Wednesday September 14, 18:45-20:45 at the Shangri La Hotel in Dalian.
KiBiSi celebrate the world’s biggest design prize in native Copenhagen. KiBiSi’s Jens Martin Skibsted is a Senior Advisor to INDEX and a host again at one of the locally hosted INDEX dinners. Last time around the KiBiSi collab was soft launched. The star chefs from Kombo will, together with KiBiSi fuse Nordic Cuisine and design.
sTREEt is an idea derived especially for the Gwangju Design Biennale 2011. sTREEt is the idea of weaving a functional line of organically informed components into the urban cityscape of Gwangju, providing the Biennale City with a DNA string uniting a cross the city through a new and unique idiom. sTREEt is a breed of functional trees for urban programs that consolidates the current cacophony of street furniture into a new hybrid species. A Gwangju family of urban furniture adding to the local culture, flora and fauna. The series is designed as a flexible system that can grow and adapt to the special needs and specific context of every corner of the city. The family of sTREEt ranges from little sprouts combining a few elements, to the mother tree that occurs on urban squares and generous public spaces. In addition to social elements such as seating, playthings and swings, the mother tree sports a tree crown of solar panels to create shade and shelter for the urban space beneath it, as well as to power the local ecosystem of sTREEt.
The 1st of September Copenhagen Design Week and the exhibit Stilllight open.
The Royal Danish Playhouse will host the Stilllight exhibit. Stilllight features two of KiBiSi classic Danish lamp designs.
The Graham Foundation announces the 2011 Grants to 60+Individuals and Organizations, including BIG and Bjarke Ingels in support of our upcoming publication, BIGAMY, which looks into the logical and creative aspects of BIG’s design process.