Discover Germany | Special Theme | Design Guide 2016
Main image: BOB – Multi opener, German Design PLUS award winner. Top: Bottle opener BETTY. Middle: Champagne bottle stopper TCHIN. Bottom: Door stopper PROPPI.
Unique design for everyone Since 2015, German design company Kiboni has been finding smart design solutions for everyday household items. Their creations are functional and timeless, designed with know-how and a great deal of passion. Kiboni’s products not only convince at first sight but are also affordable.
tionality and purity. Kiboni’s bold, contemporary approach has brought them great fame already, just one year after the company was founded.
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The jury of the German Design Award and the Design Plus Award 2016 awarded Kiboni’s multi-purpose opener Bob, which merges design, aesthetics and functionality effortlessly. This handy design tool can open pull-off can tops, vacuum seals, crown caps, cans and screw caps. The vibrant colours and sleek design add a visual component. It is perfect for the private household as well as for the restaurant trade.
We have all been in situations where household items such as bottle openers were simply hard to use. The team at young design company Kiboni has taken on that challenge and revolutionised product design. The famous Bauhaus principle ‘form follows design’ can be seen as the pillars of Kiboni’s approach. The heart of Kiboni is CEO Kishwar Zuberi who has decades of experience in the International design trade under her belt. For her, it is important that the design is not only smart but also affordable for everyone. In a world of mass markets, quality often suffers in order to keep prices low, the Kiboni products successfully
maintain high quality and fair prices as well as timeless design - a package that does not come along too often these days. Zuberi explains further: “Our vision is to make unique design accessible to all. With this in mind and in collaboration with like-minded designers, we redefine everyday products and provide beautiful, affordable and durable ‘helpers’ with a lifetime appeal.” Kiboni’s affordable design for everyone is long-lasting, beautiful in its minimalistic way and, above all, incredibly functional. From hooks and doorstops to bottle caps and openers, Kiboni is inspired by func-
All in all, Kiboni stands for perfectly proportioned, functional and pure designs in vivid colours. It seems almost certain that we will see more fabulous products by Kiboni in the future. www.kiboni.com Issue 37 | April 2016 | 27
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