As part of Varier's repositioning, we have created a brand film that works as an ode to the iconic designs of Varier.
In response to a surge in international momentum, eyewear brand Flatlist asked us to produce new assets to showcase their universe and its larger-than-life characters. The assets were applied across various digital channels and print formats, like lookbooks and postcards.
Teakop is a contemporary tea brand rooted in tea tradition and well-being practices. Barkas has created the brand name and defined Teakop’s strategic position, brand narrative, tone-of-voice and visual identity. Inspired by minimalist contemporary art, the visual identity aims to express each tea's functional and emotional benefits.
As part of Varier's repositioning, we have helped them produce assets from new branding imagery to product films and product renders. We used these new assets across various applications from print formats such as look books to digital formats on their website and social media.
Pedestal designs contemporary, universal screen accessories: TV stands and links. Together with the founding team, we helped shape the brand from the ground up and developed the name, visual identity, and storytelling. Pedestal visual identity is inspired by an era from when televisions looked their best.
CPH:DOX is one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world. We designed their new website — based on a modular system — to help them re-define their communication before, during, and after the annual festival. Moreover, we ensured their yearly campaigns could easily fit into the design.Link
Depanneur is a design-centred convenience store and bagel bakery. It’s also a beverage and coffee brand - just to mention a few things. Depanneur originally started as a subsidiary of Barkas, but has since grown into an independent business. In 2020, we shaped Depanneur 2.0: a retail concept that includes a bakery, convenience store, cafe and wine room.Link
Bitterschön is a 100% natural, non-alcoholic soft drink and an antidote to sugary beverages which dominate the soda industry. Starting from scratch, we shaped the Bitterschön brand identity — including naming, package design and market positioning.
CPH:DOX is a film festival known for pushing the boundaries of storytelling. For their 2020 theme, “Activist Movements”, we helped them develop a bold visual identity. Inspired by punchy language and culture from activist movements, the identity celebrates courage and radical change.
Together with IKEA, we developed the “Make Room for Life” concept and strategy — a platform for range and communication development rooted in human needs and insights. The strategy served as a successful internal catalyst at IKEA as well as a creative driver for future living room collections.
IKEA Place is an augmented reality app that lets people virtually place true-to-scale, 3D models of furniture in their homes. In 2019, Barkas led a full redesign of the app — spearheading improvements like new UX and UI features. IKEA Place consistently ranks as one of the top augmented reality apps available.
Mercedez-Benz had a desire to reach a younger audience in metropolitan areas. To help them, we created the “City Escapes” campaign concept alongside the creative agency Good News. It transforms the traditional test drive into an emotional experience that highlights the freedom of the open road.Link
Postevand is on a mission to protect Denmark's natural water resources and create eco-friendly alternatives to bottled water. To promote their mission, Postevand collaborated with Danish musician and activist MØ. We provided the campaign’s no-nonsense art direction, graphic design and messaging, as well as project management.Link
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday life for people and the planet. Since SPACE10's inception, we've helped them shape, articulate and express their visual identity across a wide range of applications.
IKEA Clean Energy Services aims to make clean energy available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. We helped create the mission statement and narrative to serve as guiding stars for this timely new business area. Our work culminated in a launch film outlining IKEA's clean energy journey.Link
Bee Home is a collaboration between research- and design lab SPACE10, industrial designer Tanita Klein and digital agency Bakken & Bæck. The project allows people to design, customise and download their own Bee Homes to support our planet's essential pollinators from their backyards. We defined the overarching communication approach and created the communication assets for all digital touchpoints.Link
Postevand is on a mission to protect Denmark’s groundwater and create eco-friendly alternatives to bottled water. We created a new iteration of their website — guiding the project from the earliest stages all the way to the redesign and new visuals, content and copy.Link
Trustpilot is the world's most powerful review platform and a company on a mission to be a universal symbol of trust. We have helped Trustpilot optimise its internal design flows and define a transparent new visual direction for most of the firms' communication touchpoints.
Postevand is on a mission to protect Denmark’s groundwater and create eco-friendly alternatives to bottled water. We helped sharpen their visual identity and packaging to emphasize their roots as a passionate, mission-driven brand.
Unridden is a Scandinavian fashion brand founded by designer Asger Juel Larsen. We created the brand's identity — emphasising Unridden’s passion for cold water sports to cement a unique position in the fashion industry.
We were tasked with creating the communication concept for IKEA's collaboration with renowned design firm HAY. The result was an abstract film emphasising fluid shapes and whimsical movement, created in partnership with motion studio Kühl & Han.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better every day for people and the planet. In 2017, they asked us to help create a visual identity for their lecture series. The result is a collaboration between Barkas and photographer Jason Idris.
Alongside the agency Good News, Barkas helped create Prxjects — a creative laboratory sponsored by Mercedes-Benz that makes room for artists to perform. We were part of the entire development: from naming to the overall concept, strategy, brand identity and ongoing communications.
For their “Can We Talk” tour, Phlake asked us to take lead on the design of a new line of tour merchandise, including t-shirts, posters, lighters, bags and caps.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and plant. For their project Röst — a location-responsive, personal audio guide — we worked with SPACE10 to refine the concept, interface, film script, exhibition design and general communication.Link
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better every day for people and the planet. As part of our ongoing creative partnership, we created the visual identity for SPACE10’s pop-up at London Design Week in 2017.
In close collaboration with artist Jonas Johannson, we created the Embed Space project for Nordic Choice Hotel - one of Scandinavia's largest hotel corporations. The vision for the project was to explore and vision hotels of the future. It allows hotel guests to fully customise their stays through digital content like immersive photo and video projections.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better every day for people and the planet. We helped SPACE10 conceptualise, art direct, write and design the Future Food Today cookbook — published by FRAME.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better every day for people and the planet. We created the concept, design and assets for SPACE10's Urban Village Project — an exhibition re-imagining the homes, neighbourhoods and cities of the future.
LendMe is Denmark's biggest loan comparison platform. We helped re-position LendMe from a purely functional online service to a brand with a clear tone-of-voice and trustworthy visual identity.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better every day for people and the planet. As part of our ongoing partnership, we helped SPACE10 visualise a custom shelving concept based on IKEA's iconic IVAR system.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better every day for people and the planet. In 2019, SPACE10 set up a temporary pop-up in New Delhi, India. We re-designed their logo in Hindi for the new venture.
Postevand is on a mission to protect Denmark’s groundwater and create eco-friendly alternatives to bottled water. We co-developed the Postevand App, which maps free tap water locations across Denmark. Alongside designing the app’s UX, we helped direct the project, concept, design and production from start to finish.
DeliDrop is a B2B platform that lets restaurants, bars and cafés find and buy premium, local foods. Together with DeliDrop's founders, we helped establish their unique position in the marketplace and create a straightforward visual identity.