Last year, we introduced the new born design studio KiBiSi and their creations. Furthermore, KiBiSi recently has revealed new designs: NYC Biomega Bike, The Shanghay Chair Wood Wood edition, AiAiAi Headphone TMA-1, Puma Bike Series and 2nd Generation Transition Terrafugia roadable aircraft.
+ Designer: KiBiSi
NYC BIOMEGA BIKE
The latest Biomega bicycle, NYC takes its cue from the iconic Biomega bicycle CPH, reinvigorating Biomega’s status as a pioneer of chainless bikes – this time with a smooth, quiet carbon fiber belt drive. The NYC’s sleek and no-nonsense look integrates a front mudguard in the aluminum down tube complimenting its aggressive, yet reliable urban driving properties. The NYC is designed by the three creative forces of Danish design group, KiBiSi, with the ambition to create an honest means of transportation with the potential of a classic. Biomega dedicates this ultimate bicycle to the ultimate city – NYC.
The NYC will be available in spring 2011. Biomega bike dealers can found at www.biomega.com
+ About BIOMEGA
Biomega is a world pioneer of design lifestyle bicycles. Biomega designs and develops bicycles, apparel and bicycle accessories. It is committed to creating a shift in the way society imagines transportation by making “furniture for urban locomotion” that competes directly with cars with bikes so beautiful that they imbue our cities with new meaning, even as they make us and the planet healthier. Biomega brings social innovation, design thinking and high-end city lifestyle to the world of bicycles. The Biomega brand features collaborations with renowned designers such as Marc Newson, Ross Lovegrove and KiBiSi. Biomega has the worldwide exclusive license to the PUMA brand for bicycles. The company was founded in 1998 and is distributed in over 20 countries and has headquarters is Copenhagen, Denmark.
LTD. EDITION SHANGHAY CHAIR WITH HAY AND WOOD WOOD
The Shanghay chair is designed by the KiBiSi team for the Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The chair is conceived as a single segment of the long social bench that orbits the pavilion both inside and outside. In collaboration with the fashion brand Wood Wood, the chair is now being launched in a limited edition on 250 copies produced by HAY. Wood Wood has used their impeccable sense of style to pick out 6 new colors for the chair. The collection consists of a simple black and white that works well as base colors, three dusty main colors ranging from a very subtle pink over the twilight blue to a minty green, and a natural oak finish to top it off in true Scandinavian style.
The Shanghay chair is composed of 4 small boards folded around each other to form the simplest chair imaginable merging legs and seat, back and structure into the 4 constituent parts. Since the chair can be acquired in multiple colors and is so easy to disassemble and reassemble people will be capable of creating their own hybrid designs by recombining their colors of choice. The Shanghay Chair has already gained awareness by being selected for Wallpapers Handmade issue and exhibition at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2010.
The chair is officially launched the 26th of August at HAY HOUSE, Copenhagen, and will afterwards be available at HAY stores and Wood Wood.
+ About WOOD WOOD + HAY
The Copenhagen based company, Wood Wood, started in 2002 as a small exclusive T-shirt company. Since the company have expanded with a biannual clothing line, which is sold all over the world. Moreover Wood Wood have had numerous collaboration projects often incorporating an international network working with respected names such as; Adidas, New Balance & LEGO.
HAYs ambition is to encourage Danish furnitures return to the innovative greatness of the 1950′s and the 1960′s but in a contemporary context. The company was established in 2003 and is owned by Rolf Hay and the Bestseller Group. Since the launch the company have created several prestigious products in collaboration with well-known designers.
TMA-1 By AIAIAI
Danish headphone company AIAIAI has just released their new DJ headphone, TMA-1. A lead-user-developed piece of audio equipment that looks to renew the way that lifestyle technology is marketed. The design of TMA-1 is by fellow Danes KiBiSi. It is stripped down to nothing more than the essentials. No ornaments, colors or other distractions. Only a very discrete and hidden logo indicates that these headphones come from an established brand. This marks a new route in a terrain, that for the last couple of years have seen an endless array of products branded with extensive logos, and marketed by celebrities. The TMA-1 travels on a different road, and with it’s simple and iconic look, it is essentially nothing more, than the idea of the headphone.
Visit http://tma-1.com to see the full list of testers and news on where and when exactly the TMA-1 is released.
PUMA BIKE SERIES
Created for ease of movement, urban transportation, and individual appeal, PUMA, Biomega and KiBiSi have collaborated to produce the next evolution in commuter bikes. Smart European design and computer technology collide with urban American style – and culminate in a completely new Trans-Atlantic bike paradigm.
PUMA pared down its bikes to their essentials and constructed a new bike line with innovative and thoughtful details that meet the needs of a unique consumer set.
This PUMA Bike line is designed for urban mobility and finds innovative solutions for the everyday annoyances that come from maneuvering bikes through urban obstacles. The collection redefines and reinvigorates the city ride.
Each bike features colors inspired by island culture in the Atlantic – symbolizing this new Trans-Atlantic approach and balancing PUMA’s European heritage with American popular culture.
By pulling together the best parts of practical, continental city and folding bikes, BMXs, American cruisers, and fixies, these PUMA Bikes create a whole new urban typology. One that stands out in the crowd. And knows how to make its own way.
The 5 models in the 2010 PUMA Bike range, available on www.puma-bikes.com are: Disko, Funk, Nevis (Man & Lady) and Pico.
2ND GEN. TRANSITION TERRAFUGIA
The Terrafugia Transition single engine two seater aircraft is the result of a trans-Atlantic collab between industrial designers, including KiBiSi, mechanical engineers, aerodynamic engineers and a dedicated Terrafugia team with an unequaled childhood dream of flying cars.
The FAA approved vehicle merges the worlds and requirements of cars, trucks and planes, combining cutting edge aerodynamics, mechanics and manufacturing skills. Taking advantage of new FAA regulations in the Light Sport Aircraft category, Terrafugia developed the Transition to provide pilots the convenience of a dual-purpose vehicle. Its unique design allows the Transition to fold its wings and drive on any surface road with a modern personal airplane platform. Once at the airport, the wings extend and the aircraft is ready for take-off. Both folding and extending the wings is done from inside the cockpit. The Transition addresses head-on the issues private and sports pilots face: cost, weather sensitivity, high overall door-to-door travel time and a lack of mobility at destination. Lessons learned from testing, optimization, aesthetic design and design for manufacturing have been ongoing with KiBiSi as consultants from the completion of the 1st gen. and flight testing in summer 2009.
The overall design approach and thought mode has been holistic – making an unfamiliar object appear as a wholesome whole. Step by step it has been built on one new coherent DNA set, aligning very different sets of requirements and, to one another, outlandish elements and characteristics from each their transportation paradigm.
Construction, testing and certification of the next generation Prototype are now underway. First customer delivery of a Transition Roadable Aircraft is expected to occur in 2011.