On the 31st of March, product developers Ricky Ericsson and Krister Nilsson will walk out of IKEA of Sweden in Älmhult for the last time. Going with them will be more than 80 years of knowledge about product development at IKEA. We caught up with them whilst they were on a short break from developing their last collection with IKEA, YPPERLIG, a collaboration with Danish HAY Design.
IKEA is launching SLADDA, a practical bike for day-to-day use. We met with the designers of SLADDA Oskar Juhlin, Jan Puranen and Kristian Eke from Veryday design studio. Our quest was to find out why a home furnishing company is not attempting to reinvent the wheel but definitely trying to realign it. And why before it was even launched, SLADDA was awarded one of Europe’s top design prizes.