It was love at first sight when we saw this stunning series of candleholders. The silhouettes instantly recall the candlesticks and candelabras of centuries past, but the modernity and minimalism take our breath away. The materials are modern polystone and cast iron (acknowledging traditional artisanal techniques). Hats off to Danish studio KiBiSi.
KiBiSi is among Scandinavias most influential design groups today. KiBiSi has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and aircraft, and signature designs for clients across the globe. Urban Mobility, Architectural Illumination and Personal Electronics are among the global niches KiBiSi have consistently explored in recent years.
KiBiSi merges the faculties of its founding partners into a symbiotic hybrid of design, architecture and ideation: Production know-how and design sensibility, big ideas and holistic perspective and the idea driven innovation.
KiBiSi is the reference idea-driven industrial design firm. For KiBiSi ideas and products are intrinsically tied: Product should be the carrier of its brand idea rather than some designer’s form and formula. KiBiSi designs often explore the potential of crossbreeding elements or attributes from different disciplines in to new functional and aesthetic hybrids.
KiBiSi was founded in Copenhagen by Lars Larsen, Bjarke Ingels Group and Jens Martin Skibsted. Each partner contributes with intelligence and experience from within his specific field providing KiBiSi with cutting edge knowledge and knowhow within the fields of architecture, design, furniture, electronics, transportation, contemporary culture and lifestyle.
KiBiSi’s work is present in many major museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, Paris’ Centre National d’Arts Plastique and SFMoMA.