Danish designers team up for new concept brand

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Three Copenhagen-based creatives have joined forces for KiBiSi, a new design label that will release a carefully curated selection of products, it was announced November 24.

Lars Holme Larsen of Kilo Design, Bjarke Ingels of BIG architects, and Jens Martin Skibsted of Skibsted Ideation previously collaborated on products and founded KiBiSi, a combination of acronyms standing for their individual labels, because of their common belief that an item should express its brand's identity rather than a designer's esthetic. Their common expertise spans the fields of architecture, design, furniture, electronics, transportation, contemporary culture and lifestyle.

"KiBiSi merges the faculties of its founders into a symbiotic hybrid of design, architecture and ideation: The production knowhow and design sensibility of Kilo Design, the big ideas and large scale perspective of BIG architects, and the idea driven innovation and brand awareness of Skibsted Ideation," the designers said in a statement.

Their inaugural collection that will be released on the new label includes an urban Puma bike series, sleek TMA headphones, and chairs produced for the Danish Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai next year. Products will become available in 2010.

Site: kibisi.dk