New article about the BR!GHT products designed by K8 in the latest issue of Ingeniør Nytt Nr 11.
We are happy to welcome Krisztian as a new intern in the K8 team!
After graduating in the summer from Finland, and having lived in the four corners of Europe, Krisztian is now doing his internship at K8, in Oslo. He loves all aspects of design, and has a soft spot for early development and story-telling. He is hoping to work on projects that can help make the world a better place.
When he has free time he pursues his various interests and is always open to learning something new.
Come and visit us at stand nr 20 at Gründermessen, and be one of 10 lucky winners of a K8-Lucky-Coin worth 45 minutes of free consultancy! This might be the chance of your entrepreneurial life!
K8 will exhibit at the Gründermessen in Oslo from Wednesday 20th until Thursday 21st of Novembre.
Opening hours: 12:00 – 19:00.
See you there!
Check out the new article about SunBell in the latest issue of Arkitektur N magazine Nr 6-2013. You can find it page 95 or here: SunBell article Arkitektur N
The new El-Bjørn Alpha 2 power pillar, designed by K8, has recently been installed in Wasahamnen Gjestehamn at Gröna Lund in Stockholm! The delivery is a collaboration between El-Bjørn and SF Ponton Sweden.
For more information: www.elbjorn.com
K8 design lifesaving products! The LESS stretcher system, that has previously won Merket for God Design, is described in the Norwegian Air Ambulance Magazine No 3 2013 as an essential element to save lives when every minute counts.
You can read the article online here: (p 37 / in norwegian)
Find out more about LESS projects here.
We are proud to announce that SunBell is the Winner of the Phaesun Award: «Most Innovative Product 2013».
SunBell is designed by K8. Kristian Bye from BR!GHT products and Marius Andresen from K8 industridesign went to Memmingen in Germany to receive the precious award!
Read more about the Award here:
Marius will be at Build2grow today presenting K8 industridesign and BR!GHT products.
He will tell the story of our solar adventure which started in 2009 and has now led to a great startup bringing innovative off-grid solutions to the world: BR!GHT products!
Don’t miss it, today 11:30 at Forskningsparken in Oslo!
Boxes full of ConceptoShield are now available and completely ready for shipping. The shields are updated with the latest improvements for optimal use functionality and come in pads with 16 different images to choose from. We are proud of the boxes full of pads in different languages. They are the result of a nice cooperation with ConceptoMed and Haugesund Bok & Offset.
Read and see more about ConceptoShield here.
The LESS stand case is now visible on Norsk Designråd’s website. The LESS stand is designed by K8 and received support from Norsk Designråd through the Design-driven innovation program (DIP).
Check it out here.
For a few months now, our office is cleaned and polished without the use of chemicals. It’s cleaner, greener, healthier and extremely easy! Through LessTrash we are now only using e-cloth mops, cloths and towels so that we clean perfectly with only using water. We have an amazing amount of fibres that take away all the dirt, grease and bacteria, instead of chemicals. This is the kind of greenwashing we like to support. Check lesstrash.no for the different cleaning packages or e-cloth.com for some more explanation on how you can clean perfectly with just water and fibres.
We are happy to welcome Synne as part of the K8 team!
Synne is currently studying for an engineering degree in Industrial Design at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet in Copenhagen. During August 2013 she will be working at K8 as an intern. After finishing her degree she hopes to move back to Norway again.
She has a weak spot for cameras and can be found scaling a mountain from time to time.
We are happy to welcome Christoffer Sæther Sørensen as a new intern at K8!
I graduated in January 2013 from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) with a M.Sc. degree as an Idustrial Design Engineer. My master thesis was done for W.Giertsen Hallsystem AS and investigated the potential for creating more autonomous and sustainable buildings used in refugee camps. For my exchange year I enjoyed a stay as an Erasmus student at Elisava, Barcelona. My interest for projects aimed at disaster relief and development work was a motivation to apply for an internship at K8 Industridesign.
When not designing cool products at the K8 office I spend time either as a salesman at Hi-Fi Klubben or on my motorcycle!
We are happy to welcome Maarten Vlug as a new intern at K8!
After working for 8 years as a Mechanical Engineer, Maarten started a full-time study Product Design & Engineering at the University Of Applied Science in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is now doing his graduation thesis at K8 for 5 months. After his graduation he would like to continue working in Norway. His perfect job would be a mix between engineering and design.
When he is not working, he is often found in the garage, fixing and restoring old cars.
Den delvis K8-eiede bedriften ConceptoMed har fått 4 millioner i støtte av Innovasjon Norge Norland.
ConceptoMed holder til i vakre Ballastad i Lofoten, og ledes av doktor Christian Mide.
Selskapet er i ferd med å utvikle flere medisintekniske hjelpemidler for å bedre og trygge medisinske prosedyrer og brukeropplevelser både for helsepersonell og pasienter. I tillegg til å være medeier i selskapet er K8 industridesign også ConceptoMeds innovasjons og produktutviklingspartner.
Selskapet har så vidt rukket å fylle ett år og har allerede flere patentsøknader registrert.
-Dette er fantastisk moro og viser at det i Norge satses på designdrevet innovasjon, sier Daglig Marius Andersen i K8 industridesign AS, som vurderer Nord Norge som en attraktiv landsdel å jobbe i. Og for den som er glad i vill og vakker natur så trekker det ikke akkurat ned å jobbe på et sted som Ballstad!