The first Sweden + Korea Young Design Week opened to the public last week in the Zaha Hadid designed Dongdaemun Plaza in Seoul, South Korea. Continents apart but close at heart, the exhibition illustrates that Korea and Sweden are united by the language of design. IKEA was proud to facilitate and support the event.
Sound is important in the home. Sound creates meaning and experiences, and it can enhance life at home instantly. Now IKEA is taking on sound in the home together with Sonos, and will explore how to make it even easier for people to play any song, anywhere in the home, without interrupting the flow of daily life. Enabling people to create the right atmosphere in their home with great design, music and sound.
By working together with social entrepreneur Romana ButiQ in Romania, IKEA is creating job opportunities for the Roma population. Traditional handicraft made in wood and wicker is featured in the upcoming collection VÄLGÖRANDE. We talked to one of the IKEA designers behind the collection, Mikael Axelsson.