IKEA has opened its doors to the design world and has started collaborating with both up-and-coming and established designers.
An attempt to cash in on their “coolness”?
Not at all. It’s about the free flow of ideas and the desire to create an open, inclusive design culture that can move in any direction.
Hitting the streets with Chris Stamp
Exploring ways to integrate street culture and sports in a casual and informal way at home led IKEA to reach out to avant-garde streetwear designer Chris Stamp. Their collaboration has resulted in the SPÄNST collection, with products supporting an active and sporty urban lifestyle.
SPÄNST – LAUNCHING MAY 2018
IKEA of Sweden and Tom Dixon have created DELAKTIG, an aluminium sofa that’s designed as an open platform.
“We’re still arguing about whether it’s a sofa or a bed. It doesn’t really matter. It’s a space that people can personalise, and use in whatever way they want” explains Tom Dixon.
DELAKTIG – LAUNCHING FEB 2018
It’s not about names, it’s about learning. The designers we’ve collaborated with are big for a reason – it’s because they’re smart, and we want to work with the best.
The beauty of basics
What happens when you add some Danish design to a worldwide home furnishing brand? That’s what IKEA of Sweden wanted to find out by joining hands with Danish design company HAY. The result is YPPERLIG, a collection that really shows the beauty of basics.
YPPERLIG – LAUNCHING OCTOBER 2017
“It’s a collection that allows for not taking life so seriously. I want people to have a little fun in their lives.”
While still “being IKEA” of course, OMEDELBAR is a chance to step into something new: the feeling of an exclusive Hollywood showroom where goth and glam meet each other. Large glass hats, red lip-shaped pillows, 3D printed hands for jewelry display, and a B-shaped lamp – all items that represent fashion activist Bea.
Thanks to co-workers and customers who supported the ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’ campaign, the IKEA Foundation was able do fund the world’s first solar farm in a refugee camp. Read more here.
Join the “IKEA Festival – Let’s Make Room For Life” from the 2017 Milan Furniture Fair - a 3500 m2 event nominated as one of the best 40 exhibitions.