Funding for innovative prosthetics

K8 is proud to be a development partner of Hy5! They have received grants from DIP, Design-driven Innovation Program. There were 113 applications for the program, and only 14 per cent were awarded grants. Hy5 develop innovative prosthetics, which can be adapted to the specific user. The project focus will be the protection glove, an important part […]

DIP project with Skannex

Congratulations! Skannex have been honored grants from DIP, Design-driven Innovation Program. DIP is an important support for involving design in the idea phase of an innovation project. Skannex have chosen K8 as collaborators in this important process. Skannex have developed sophisticated software for image analysis of biochemical information, used to detect infections like HIV and diseases […]

ParkoMusic art installation

Play music from a parking meter! K8 has contributed in the art installation «Shall we dance?» in Kongens Gate, downtown Oslo. Next to the 40 meter asphalt painting, there is a parking meter that has been transformed by K8. It was worn down, but now it’s filled with colour and music. Bypassers can connect with […]

Oslo Skaperfestival 2017

Check out Oslo Skaperfestival 2017 this Friday and Saturday! Amongst other enthusiastic speakers, Marius from K8 will talk about the story behind the SunBell lamp (Friday @ 11:00 AM). We want to inspire young creators and innovators to make a difference. See you there! Check out this teaser video

Say hello to Kristián

Kristián Kierulf is our enthusiastic new intern! He has a bachelor’s degree in product design from HiOA (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences), and experience with the team at Equator Aircraft the past two years. He is a versatile designer with especially good skills with creating concepts and physical prototyping. We look forward to work […]

7Sense Irrigation Sensor hits the market

Irrigation Sensor from 7Sense makes the summer easier for farmers. The device mounts easily to the regular irrigation equipment and reports its position, movement and any eventual leaks; thus giving the farmer a full overview of the irrigation situation – even with old irrigation equipment.   The device is one of the first in the […]

Part of Grow design management course

K8, represented by our designer Kevin, is happy to participate in the cross disciplinary Grow design management course at DOGA the coming ten months. We look forward to improve our leadership and management skills in design processes, internally and towards clients.

Our customer in the media

Our customer 7Sense is featured in the current issue of the «Bedre gardsdrift» farming magazine with their new water reel tracking system, «Irrigation Sensor». The housing is designed by K8 and the product will soon hit the market. You can buy and read the magazine here.   «Irrigation Sensor» is used to simplify the life of the farmer. […]

New improved caps for Mills products

K8, in close collaboration with Mills, has designed and developed the new caps for caviar and mayonnaise products. Clever details and features makes the new caps easier to hold, open and close. Mayonnaise even got a smart dosage adjustment function. The new cap also allows the tube to stand or hang. Production of the new caps […]

Norwegian products can help solve global humanitarian needs

Marius Andresen (Manager K8) joined Anita Krohn Traaseth (CEO at Innovation Norway) and Børge Brende (Minister of Foreign Affairs) at God morgen Norge, TV 2. SunBell (Solar lamp designed by K8) is an example of how product development from Norway can help solve global humanitarian needs. Yes! More bright products will come! Photo by Innovasjon […]

Welcome, Sarah and Nikolai

Please welcome our new interns, Sarah and Nikolai! Sarah is a master student at HiOA, with eight years of experience as a Product Designer in Uganda! She also has a dog named Fish. Nikolai is also a master student at HiOA, who likes to work with both Industrial Design and Systems Oriented Design. He has a […]

Lets vote for Norway’s best design

K8 is proud of being the winner of the Urban stroller competition by Stokke back in 2001. Today Stokke Xplory is nominated for Readers’ favorite to win Design i 100. Vote for us and the Stokke Xplory, – the true stroller revolution for urban parents: This is Design i 100 Aftenposten/ A-magasinet in collaboration […]

AHO awards

K8 is a proud sponsor of the industrial design prize at the AHO (The Oslo School of Architecture and Design) works awards. This semester the prize was handed out to the two excellent designers Aleksandra Wojcik with her Vestre product and Jonas Carlsen Kolstad with his product Blubb! From the left: Marius Andresen, K8 manager. Aleksandra […]