The preference for stringent solutions brought the three designers together and justified KiBiSi with the demand for serious and well thought-out products that clearly communicate their original idea. To achieve their unconventional solutions, the three designers often incorporate elements from other areas. With their knowledge of architecture, KiBiSi has used its expertise to design its first lamps for lightyears by Fritz Hansen. The designers' preference for the cinema influenced their choice of name, alluding to KiBiSi's favourite films - in fact, all Bulb Fiction™ !
Bjarke Ingels, born 1974, studied architecture in Copenhagen and Barcelona until he graduated in 1998. From 1998 to 2001 he worked in the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam. Since 2001 Bjarke Ingels has been a visiting professor in Copenhagen and Cambridge. In 2001 Ingels founded the architectural office PLOT in Copenhagen together with the Belgian Julien de Smedt. In 2010, Ingels opened an architectural office in New York.
Lars Holme Larsen
Lars Holme Larsen is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In addition to his own design studio, he has been a member of the Danish Design Council. His work is on display in the permanent exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Among his many awards and honours are the Danish Design Award, Red Dot, Good Design Award, IDEA Award and a gold trophy from the Cannes Lions.
Jens Martin Skibsted
Jens Martin Skibsted, born 1970, studied cinematography in Paris, where he graduated in 1994. He then studied philosophy at the University of Copenhagen with a bachelor's degree in 1998, followed by a degree in business administration at a Californian university in 2000. Skibsted is a partner in the Strategic Design Group and has co-founded or founded companies such as Biomega, Skibsted Ideation, Actics, and Ogojiii in addition to KiBiSi. Skibsted has won major international awards and published several books.