LARS HOLME LARSEN / KILO (DK)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2010

My two big loves of 2010 was Belgrade Design Week and the TMA – 1 by KiBiSi that I presented there. Both are children of determination, teamwork and eagerness to create a long lasting value. BDW and the TMA-1 are founded on solid content, great vibes and acumen. BDW will stay with me.

Headed and founded by award-winning designer Lars Larsen, Kilo is a Copenhagen-based, idea-driven industrial design studio. Kilo was founded in 2005 and is today among Scandinavia’s most influential studios. At the cross-section between technology and culture, Kilo designs with a holistic approach, merging innovation and strategy in the search for improved solutions for the future.

From startups to major corporations, Kilo is internationally recognized for delivering bold and lasting design innovation for leading-edge clients, irrespective of their size. Working on a broad spectrum when it comes to market sectors, many clients choose us when they need fresh perspectives and alternative takes on their brands and markets.

Kilo is headed by founder Lars Larsen, known as an industrial designer with a straightforward approach to design, merging elements of contemporary culture from high and low: the art scene as well as the street, the fashion house as well as the workshop. Lars’s natural eye for blatant and simple solutions to complex design problems, has earned him awards and instant acclaim as one of Scandinavian designs fastest rising stars.

Lars Larsen has a long experience across a wide range of disciplines creating signature designs for clients across the globe. Lars is educated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Architecture and the Danish Design School in furniture and product design.

Lars has received a number of awards and international recognition for his work as an individual and as founding KiBiSi partner and KiBiSi Head Of Design. Lars got his first award right after graduation as industrial designer for being Denmark’s best upcoming and has over the years proved this position through being awarded Danish Business Magazine – Berlingske Business talent price – Talent 100 in 2010 and same year receiving the Danish Design Price for his headphone design for Aiaiai. Lars’s work is today represented at SFMOFA’s permanent exhibition and has exhibited at SFMOMA’s 2012 exhibition Less and More: the Design and Ethos of Dieter Rams next to iconic pieces of design such as the iPhone and MacBook Air. Kilo work was nominated for Design Of The Year by Design Museum London 2012 and latest recognition received is a Red Dot Design Award – Best of the Best for the KiBiSi designed magnetic bike light iFlash One.

Lars Larsen is a respected design jury capacity and has appeared in award juries such as D&AD, core77 and Cannes Lions.

KiBiSi
KiBiSi was founded in 2009 by Lars Larsen, Bjarke Ingels and Jens Martin Skibsted. In 2013 the founding partners of KiBiSi refocused on their individual studios for new design challenges. Lars Larsen is since 2013 former KiBiSi CEO & Head Of Design. KiBiSi is today an ad hoc collaboration between kilo, BIG and Skibsted Ideation.

BIG
Kilo is located at BIG HQ Denmark and is a trusted partner and longtime collaborator on design development. We love the BIG perspective and international atmosphere of this ambitious and super creative hub and see the HQ as an opportunity of bridging scales and thinking BIG even though being small scale.

https://kilodesign.dk

What a fantastic feast this Belgrade Design Week was! Inspiring, exciting and full of intensive dialogue. More than any other conferences BDW was showing, why we are all Designers – because it's about the vibe, the passion, the people and the culture of exchange. Belgrade! We'll come back!”

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