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November 25, 2009

Exciting news in the design world: Danish powerhouse designer firms Kilo Design (headed by Lars Holme Larsen), BIG (led by Bjarke Ingels), and Skibsted Ideation (founded by Jens artin Skibsted) have decided to join forces to create a new "idea-driven industrial design firm," KiBiSi.

KiBiSi
KiBiSi founders (left to right) Lars Holme Larsen, Bjarke Ingels, and Jens Martin Skibsted.
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Bubbles Table by KiBiSi
Bubbles Table by KiBiSi. Designed in 2007. Limited Edition.Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Oki Cutlery by KiBiSi
Oki Cutlery by KiBiSi. Designed in 2007 to combine the idea of a chopstick rest ("hashi oki") with Scandinavian cutlery design so the ends of the forks, spoons, and knives never touch the tabletop. In prototyping phase.Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Puma UM Backpack by KiBiSi
Puma UM Backpack by KiBiSi. Designed in 2005. Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Bunch of Bulbs Pendant Lamp by KiBiSi
Bunch of Bulbs pendant lamp by KiBiSi. Designed in 2005 with standard plumbing fittings. Limited Edition. Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Puma UM Jacket by KiBiSi
Puma UM Jacket by KiBiSi. Designed in 2005. Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Moire Chair by KiBiSi
Moire Chair by KiBiSi. Designed in 2008 for the 8 House in Copenhagen. Concept. Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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TMA-1 Headphones by KiBiSi for AIAIAI
Aiaiai TMA Headphones by KiBiSi. Designed in 2009. In stores in 2010.Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Expo Chair by KiBiSi
HAY Expo Chair by KiBiSi. Designed in 2009 for the Danish EXPO Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo. In stores in 2010.Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Hole Plate Table by KiBiSi
HAY Hole Plate Table by KiBiSi. Designed in 2009 for the 8 House in Copenhagen with reference to the Mountain Dwellings by BIG. In stores in 2010Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Puma Shoe by KiBiSi
Puma Shoe by KiBiSi. Designed in 2006. Limited Edition.Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Biomega Copenhagen Lady Bike by KiBiSi
Biomega Copenhagen Lady bike by KiBiSi. Designed in 2009. In stores. Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Roulade Chair by KiBiSi
Roulade by KiBiSi. Designed in 2007 as a "meeting between mattress and Chesterfield, chair and couch." Limited Edition. Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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Knot Pendant Lamp by KiBiSi
Knot pendant lamp by KiBiSi. Designed in 2005. Limited Edition.Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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HAY Tube Chair by KiBiSi
HAY Tube Chair by KiBiSi. Designed in 2008 for the 8 House. In stores in 2010.Photo courtesy of KiBiSi
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KiBiSi
KiBiSi founders (left to right) Lars Holme Larsen, Bjarke Ingels, and Jens Martin Skibsted.

The firms and their leaders have worked together before but the new collaboration is aimed to merge "the production know-how and design sensibility of Kilo Design, the big ideas and large-scale perspectives of BIG architects, and the idea-driven innovation and brand awareness of Skibsted Ideation," they say.

Their new site, KiBiSi.com, features work that Larsen, Ingels, and Skibsted have co-designed in the past as well as new designs set to be in stores in the new year, including the Hay Expo Chair designed for the Danish EXPO Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo and HAY Hole Plate Table, inspired by the design of the BIG Mountain Dwellings.

To see images of KiBiSi's work, please visit our slideshow.

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