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!
IKEA is curious to meet and interact with people in places where they enjoy themselves and socialize. Because everyday life happens beyond the four walls of a residence and we want to learn more about that. That is why IKEA is joining the music festival Boston Calling 25th – 27th of May. To bring great music and food to the Boston people!
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.