Ocean Bottle launches their NFC infrastructure with Gail’s Bakery

The Ocean Bottle has now partnered with Gail’s in London in a trail launch of their bottle scanners. When you refill at Gail’s with your Ocean Bottle, just tap the base of the bottle at the till – this funds the collection of 20 ocean-bound plastic bottles as well as giving you 20p off our hot or cold drink!

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Welcome to our new intern, Stina!

We are happy to welcome Stina Hamsund as our new intern! Stina has been living in London for the past few years studying Product & Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins, and is currently back in Oslo, excited for new challenges during her Placement Year. Stina has experience within medical development & design from SpinChip Diagnostics and is especially interested in finding user-friendly and sustainable solutions that can enhance people’s lives.

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Small but mighty!

Together with our client Zimmer & Peacock, K8 has developed a two-part valve housing for the Inflammacheck medical device, which we have also helped to develop. This valve house is used to control airflow when the patient breathes in and out through the device, which is used to monitor inflammation in the patient’s lungs.

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NRK’s fundraising campaign: «A sea of possibilities»

This year’s NRK fundraising campaign – ‘’A sea of possibilities’’ focuses on collecting money for WWF’s work to combat plastic in the world’s oceans.

Photo:Ocean Bottle

We are proud to support the theme of cleaning the world’s oceans through our collaboration with The Ocean Bottle – a Red Dot Design Award winning product.

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Ruter Landemerke

Today we’re announcing something huge:
Ruter Landemerke!

The signs are designed by to highlight public transportation hubs from distance. These hubs are defined as connection points where several transportation methods can be found in the same place, such as Helsfyr, where you can find T-bane (underground), local, regional and long-distance bus connections.

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The Ocean Bottle launched on Indiegogo!

We’re very proud to announce the launch of The Ocean Bottle on Indiegogo today. K8 has been working together with UK based Ocean Bottle team for about a year to develop world’s most needed reusable bottle.

The Ocean Bottle empowers individuals to turn the tap off ocean plastic, by funding plastic collectors and developing long-term recycling infrastructure at the top sources of ocean plastic around the world. Purchasing just one Ocean Bottle funds the collection of 11kgs of plastic – which equates to a staggering 1000 plastic bottles. This is 25x the impact level previously seen by one product.

The Ocean Bottle’s impact goal is to fund collection equivalent to 3 billion ocean-bound plastic bottles every year by 2025.

K8 has been responsible for design and development of the bottle and has been the main investor in the project. The Ocean Bottle is now a part of Katapult Ocean, a Norwegian entrepreneur accelerator program focusing on ocean innovation. We can’t wait to se the response of the crowdfunding campaign and start production.

Link to indiegogo here


Hey, Diderik!

We are happy to welcome Diderik S. Astrup Westby as our new intern! Even though raised in Oslo, Diderik has been busy studying, working and skiing abroad the past 10 years. His work experience encompasses Timex in Milan, WORK in Oslo, GoGoTech in Bangkok, Tinder in Vancouver and Eker Design in Fredrikstad.

Diderik has a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. With both a thesis about the future of self driving cars and a couple of car restoration projects, he can claim to be a true petrol head. Other than cars, he also has a passion for photography, music and off-piste skiing (wearing his favorite ski pants for the occasion).


BRIGHT Move receives DOGA-merket

The BRIGHT Move, designed by K8, receives DOGA-merket 2018! K8 did the project in only six weeks to meet a short UNCHR tender deadline. BRIGHT won the tender and UNCHR placed their first order of 57 840 lamps! We look forward to continuing our partnership with BRIGHT and develop products that makes a difference.

Read more about the jury’s statement here and here.

Read more about the MOVE here.

Photo: Sverre Chr. Jarild / Design og arkitektur Norge

K8 and 7Sense win financial support for collaborative DIP project

K8 is happy to announce that our partnership with 7Sense will be supported by Designdriven Innovation Program (DIP) from Design og arkitektur Norge (DOGA). K8 will, in cooperation with 7Sense, conduct a research project to map possibilities within agriculture for 7Sense, especially related to the use of sensors to improve all aspects of farming. The project with run for a year and has already started.

In picture, from left: Marius Andresen, K8 Manager. Anne Elisabeth Bull, head of Future production at DOGA. Max Tangen, CEO 7Sense products.

Launch of The Ocean Bottle

Launch day for The Ocean Bottle!
You can now pre-order bottles at www.theoceanbottle.com

We’re proud to be part of this exciting journey together with team Ocean Bottle: William, Nick, Michelle and Mauricio.

Taral and Jess from K8 (Tango and Marius could unfortunately not make it this time) joined the launch at London Business School and were excited to see the support and interest from people and happy to get uplifting feedback on the design job.

Stay tuned for more updates on this project!

First picture:
In the background: 1000 disposable bottles. When you purchase The Ocean Bottle you will support the collection of 1000 bottles from rivers before reaching the oceans, as well as giving locals a steady job with a better income. The collected plastic is recycled and used in new products.

From left: Mauricio, Michelle, William, Frederikke Magnussen (A Plastic Planet), Jessica (K8), Taral (K8), Nick