Bitterschön is a 100% natural, non-alcoholic beverage created with organic fruit juice and tonic water. Starting from the ground up, we shaped the full Bitterschön brand identity, from naming, to package design, to market positioning.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. Since SPACE10 opened in Copenhagen, we have been partnering to shape, articulate, and apply their visual identity in a wide range of applications.
Together with IKEA, Barkas developed the “Make Room for Life” concept and strategy–a strategy that has proven to be both a successful internal catalyst at IKEA as well as a creative driver for the future of their living room collections.
Flatlist is a quality eyewear brand with a focus on solid silhouettes with character. We helped create a visual and verbal universe, based on an effortlessly confident character rooted in the founders personalities.
To support their 2020 theme of “Activist Movements,” we helped the CPH:DOX film festival develop a strong visual identity, inspired by the powerful language and the culture connected to activism around the world.
Launched in 2017, IKEA Place is an augmented reality app that lets users virtually place true-to-scale 3D models of furniture and design items within their very own spaces. In 2019, Barkas led a full redesign of the app, with updates and improvements including new UX and IU features.
SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab funded by IKEA and based in Copenhagen. For the launch of the lab’s Röst initiative, we worked together with SPACE10 to refine the project concept, interface, film script, exhibition design and general communications.Link
We were asked to create the communication concept for the collaboration between IKEA and the renowned design firm HAY. The result was an abstract piece created in partnership with motion studio Kühl & Han.
The global fashion brand Rains asked us to create and art direct the campaign for new stores opening in high-end neighborhoods in Copenhagen and Paris.
We were asked to create the concept and expression for Rains' alternative store concept called Rains Edit.
We were asked by Rains to create a relevant, value-driven activation for one of Europe's biggest and most iconic music festivals, Roskilde Festival. The result was an artist village that provided a dry, safe haven for musicians.
In 2018, Barkas co-developed the Embed Space project for Nordic Choice Hotels. In close collaboration with Jonas Johannson, this project reimagines the hotel of the future by allowing hotel guests–via immersive, 4-wall photo and video projections– to fully customize their hotel experience through digital content.
Denmark’s National Museum is home to millions of artifacts, both on and offline. In 2020, Barkas were asked to help devise a dynamic user experience for visitors to the museum’s website. The new website and UX is currently under development.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. In 2017, they asked us to help with the visual communication of their lecture series. It ended up being a collaboration between us and talented photographer Jason Idris.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. In 2019, SPACE10 set up an ambitious six-month long pop-up in New Delhi, India. We redesigned their logo in Hindi for the new venture.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. As part of an ongoing creative partnership, Barkas created visuals for SPACE10’s pop-up at the 2017 London Design Week. Visuals by Sixnfive.
To spark a global conversation about the future of food, Barkas helped SPACE10 to conceptualize, art direct, co-write, and design Future Food Today, published by FRAME.
IKEA Clean Energy Services aims to make clean energy available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. We helped to create the mission statement and narrative, to serve as the guiding star for the business area and its efforts, culminating in a launch film, outlining the journey IKEA is on.Link
In response to a 2% government cut in funding, we helped Dansk Magisterforening use their strong values as a starting place for developing new, meaningful communications that would encourage students to become new members.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab. We created the concept design and assets for the lab’s Urban Villages project, an exhibition that challenged ideas about how the homes, neighborhoods, and cities of the future will be made.
Made in collaboration with Audi, Anekdote is a podcast series from The Danish Royal Theater that takes listeners behind the scenes of Denmark’s national theater company. We helped to develop the concept and strategy for Anekdote, along with the podcast’s format and brand identity.
Phlake is a Danish pop and R&B group, consisting of DJ Jonathan Elkær and vocalist Mads Bo. In close collaboration with the duo, we designed the art for the cover for their 2017 album "Weird Invitations”.
Postevand is an Danish beverage brand that was created to challenge the harmful bottled water industry. We developed a new iteration of the Postevand website, guiding the project from the earliest concepts through to the redesign process, updating visuals, content, and copy.Link
Postevand is a Danish beverage brand that was created to challenge the harmful bottled water industry. Barkas helped Postevand sharpen their visual identity and design their packaging to further embrace their position as a passionate, mission-driven brand.
Barkas co-developed an app for Postevand that maps out free water stations across Denmark along with locations that offer free tap water. Along with designing the app’s UX, we helped direct the project concept, design, and production from start to finish.
Working together with the Royal Danish Theater team, we shaped a playbook of how they could work together with commercial brands to generate revenue while continuing to elevate their position as a beloved cultural institution.
Alongside Good News, Barkas helped to create Prxjects, a creative laboratory sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, that allows artists to experiment and play. We were part of the entire development process, from naming to concept, through to strategy, brand identity, and the project’s ongoing communications.
For more than 40 years, BF12 has been a manufacturer of quality wood products including furniture, doors, veneers, and custom construction materials. We helped refine and share their brand story and, at the same time, shape a new visual identity to support their vision.
LendMe is the biggest online loan comparison platform in Denmark. We helped to reposition LendMe from a purely functional online service to a brand with a clear tone of voice and a strong visual identity.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. As part of an ongoing partnership, we helped SPACE10 to visualise a custom shelving concept based on the IKEA design icon IVAR.
Unridden is a Scandinavian fashion brand founded by designer Asger Juel Larsen. For the brand’s launch, Barkas helped emphasize Unridden’s passion for cold water sports as a means of creating a unique position in the fashion marketplace.
We were asked by Trustpilot to support the process of optimising their internal design flows and to define a new visual direction across the company’s numerous internal and external touchpoints.
Delidrop is a B2B platform that lets restaurants, bars, and cafés find and buy premium, local produce, dairy, and other foods. Together with the founders of Delidrop, we helped to define and establish their unique position in the marketplace supported by a strong visual identity.
The Bee Home project is a collaboration between SPACE10, industrial designer Tanita Klein, and digital agency Bakken & Bæck. Our role in the project was to define the overall communication approach as well as to create the communication assets for all digital touchpoints.Link
The Biofold Project is a collaboration between SPACE10 and Moscow’s Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design. We defined the communication strategy and created the content for all the project’s digital touchpoints.