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Skibsted Ideation has recently completed a merger with the full-service design strategy agency SDG. SDG focuses on complete design solutions on a global scale and is renowned for finding cutting-edge solutions for a variety of industries. The new framework and business opportunity allows us to scale our visions of green mobility innovation.
Biomega founder Jens Martin Skibsted has been awarded the Wallpaper* Design Award 2019 in the category best power trip for the development of the electric 4-wheeler, just as the EV project is entering the 2nd design phase. The award honors the best design brands, that “strive to make a difference, to innovate and design a better life”. Amongst the winners are Michele De Lucchi’s concertina-cut kettle for Alessi, Isay Weinfeld’s remake of the iconic Four Seasons Restaurant in New York or Michael Anastassiades speaker for Bang & Olufsen. Sparked off by an overwhelmingly positive response following the launch of the EV, it is currently on a tour through China. Most recently it was on display at the Greater Bay Area Auto Expo in Dong Guan. In the 2nd quarter of 2019, the concept car will return to Europe and visit a range of automotive and mobility events.
Skibsted Ideation, the agency behind Biomega, the Danish bicycle brand is known for its high-design and electric bicycles launched its first 4-wheel EV at CIIE in Shanghai on November 5th, 2018. The concept car has been developed to take Biomega’s principles of social innovation, design thinking and urban mobility and apply them to the automotive industry. Biomega founder Jens Martin Skibsted, chairman of both the Danish Design Council and the World Economic Forum’s Mobility Forum, says, “We’ve been focused on urban mobility since the 90s. Biomega has always been about creating a paradigm shift in the way society imagines transportation. We feel that we are in an extremely strong position to design an EV that represents the frontier of the new mobility; the Biomega EV is the natural progression of our ongoing battle against the combustion car.” The new urban mobility The fundamental issue for the future of mobility is to get passengers and cargo from A to B in the most efficient way possible, minimising time, cost and power. The 4-door CUV is designed with 4 independent seats and extra legroom. Stripped-back to maximise space, this spacious EV uses minimal components and lightweight materials; its low weight improves its range, minimising battery consumption. The Biomega EV is, therefore, an affordable and sustainable solution to modern urban mobility.
Skibsted Ideation is looking for an Industrial Designer focused on Transportation to work on the development of Exterior and Interior designs of innovative electric vehicles. Learn more: Industrial Designer focused on Vehicle Design
Jens Martin Skibsted receives the 2017 prize for his bicycle company Biomega, which he started in 1998 to make the two-wheeled vehicle more attractive than the car. Read more
The world’s first combined reflective and night glow tie and bow tie for enhanced safety in traffic - and in nightlife. The tie was designed by Jens Martin Skibsted. The founder and a main designer in Biomega alongside Marc Newson, Ross Lovegrove and Bjarke Ingels. The look is a classic striped American type school tie – and a bow tie in the same look. The grey stripes are reflective. The stripes are night glow. The reflective stripes will reflect a frontal car beam and the night glow stripes will light up, having been lit, when no light is projected on this water repellent tie. It should work equally well on the bike lane as on the dance floor. “This is Biomega’s first venture into something as seemingly non-core than a tie. The design takes its cue from my old boarding schools tie, but the stripes are grey instead of blue and the direction of the stripes is conform to American tradition instead of European. We thought it was fun to integrate traffic related functions in a (bow) tie like we do on the bikes,” says designer and Biomega founder Jens Martin Skibsted. He adds, “This is tongue-in-cheek expression of Biomega’s ethos, where commuter technology meets design. I hope savvy commuters will have some fun with it.”