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.
When IKEA invites two designer families, from two different parts of the world, to create a collection that makes the winter holidays even greater, the outcome is VÄRMER. Beautiful, personal, and functional pieces of furniture, textiles, decoration (and more) designed for all kinds of celebrations, for kids and adults, and – above all – for being together.
Being visionary and open, reflecting about the human mind, experimenting with new materials, different colours and seeing product development in a new light. All are central components in the creative process behind GÅTFULL, a new series of forthcoming products from IKEA in collaboration with the creative collective, Saint Heron.
How do drones pinned like an insect collection and lighting in a sculptural context fit into the context of IKEA Art Event? Well, they are both examples of ideas brought to the table when IKEA explores the sweet spot between art and functional objects together with artists and designers from around the world.