Whenever Madeleine visits someone’s home and sees a chest of drawers she automatically checks to see if it is securely attached to the wall. If it isn’t, she is not afraid to point it out. Madeleine has worked with GLESVÄR for a year now and we talked to her about the limited edition chest of drawers with specially designed safety features and an industry wide issue.
39 million tons of rice straw is burned every year, in North India alone. Burning of harvest residue is a major contributor to air pollution and smog in megacities and IKEA is looking for ways to turn this habit around. We talked to Akanksha and Iina about FÖRÄNDRING, an optimistic collection made of a new rice straw-based material.
What do you get if you ask an illustrator and a photographer to explore the juxtaposition between human and animal? Or if you ask an artist to capture moments in the modern home inspired by paintings from the 19th century? We talked to Elisabeth about the coming art print collections FUSION and MODERN LARSSON.
When Jennifer and Louise first started with the GODTAGBAR collection they knew they wanted a family of functional vases with the expressiveness that comes from handmade techniques. They also had to find a way to carry it through to mass production and bring the feeling of the craftsmanship to the many people. This is how they did it.
IKEA might be a grom when it comes to surfing experience, but teaming up with World Surf League and their community of surfers might change that. Or at least give a good understanding of what it´s like to live an active life in and around water. Because that´s what this new collaboration is about – exploring life around water to come up with new solutions for an active lifestyle and mobile living while at the same time contribute to cleaner oceans.
It’s all about function. Designer colleagues and married couple Sarah and Jens Fager don’t hesitate when asked what characterizes their work. For the upcoming VÄRMER collection the couple got a chance to work together, creating products for a more relaxed, personal – and functional – holiday season.