About 15 percent of the world’s population live with some form of disability. Together with leading experts in the field, IKEA is expanding its OMTÄNKSAM range with the aim of providing better products for them – and ultimately everyone. In mid-October IKEA gathered experts from UNYQ, Two Blind Brothers and Open Style Lab to an inspirational three-day event with lectures and talks in New York.
How can we improve accessibility in the home? Could customized solutions be mass-produced and still fit anyone’s unique needs? Together with UNYQ, a world leader in the fields of 3D printing and photometry, IKEA will explore new ways to develop better functionality at home at an upcoming event in New York this week.
An embroidery became a hefty ceramic cup and saucer with extra space for a cookie. A painted sun shines over a cityscape printed on a textile. The expectations were high when, for the first time, 26 members of the design collective Textilgruppen and Papperian gathered to see how IKEA used their art work for products in the coming summer collection.
Longing to buy something from the IKEA x Virgil Abloh collaboration? Great news! Now you have the chance to walk home with a limited edition rug from the collaboration. On September 29, IKEA and Virgil Abloh will open a pop-up shop in central Paris where a number of limited edition rugs will be sold. You don’t want to miss out on this!
Sewing services, bags made from used IKEA uniforms, and Romanian pastry. IKEA has partnerships with local social entrepreneurs in 13 countries, which means income and stability for people experiencing poverty and inequality. It is a growing business, says Business leader Vaishali Misra. “We have not even just scratched the surface.“