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Brick by KiBiSi

Brick by KiBiSi

This sofa by Copenhagen designers KiBiSi consists of stacked pillows with fiber concrete buttons.

Brick by KiBiSi

Called Brick, the design will be launched this month with new Danish upholstery company Versus.

Brick by KiBiSi

Here are some more details from KiBiSi:

KiBiSi launches Brick - a couch series for the new Danish design brand, VERSUS

KiBiSi has designed the Brick series for Versus. The series consists of a pouf, a chair, a two and three seater. KiBiSi set out to make a sofa with strong architectural references since KiBiSi partner Bjarke Ingels couldn’t really find the right architect’s sofa for his apartment. The point of departure was a classic brick bond forming the cushion pattern. The cushions are tied together and fixed with a tailor quality button. The button, also designed by KiBiSi, is molded of fiber concrete – Yet another architectural reference.

Bjarke Ingels of KiBiSi says: “What is a sofa but a pile of pillows for maximum comfort? Turning the habitual modularity of sofa design into a virtue, the Brick explores the tectonic of bricklaying to stack sandbag like cushions into architecture for comfort.”

A new brand with a long heritage

Versus is a new Scandinavian design brand founded by Peter Barreth. Although versus is an entirely new brand with new designs, the team has a long history of excellence within upholstery. The ambition is to mix this traditional craftsmanship with up-beat contemporary design. Brick and Versus launches October 2010


Founded by Kilo Design / Lars Holme Larsen, BIG / Bjarke Ingels and Skibsted Ideation / Jens Martin Skibsted, KiBiSi is a Copenhagen based idea-driven industrial design firm. KiBiSi works with culturally leading brands and fortune 1000 companies. Each partner contributes with intelligence and experience from within his specific field providing KiBiSi with cutting edge knowledge and knowhow within the fields of architecture, design, furniture, electronics, transportation, contemporary culture and lifestyle. KiBiSi is committed to making lasting designs that carry strong ideas. For more information, please visit


Versus is a design company based in Denmark, a country famed for its clean uncompromising aesthetics in both architecture and furniture design. Versus is strongly rooted in traditional construction techniques and craftsmanship, yet interpreting previous design aesthetics to fit a modern life style. Versus cooperates with world-renowned international architects and designers. The Versus team holds many years’ experience in the furniture industry. Versus couches are handmade and custom made to fit the customers’ requests choosing from a variety of high quality materials.

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