A few colours, music and a bit of heart can help us connect with others in more ways than we can imagine. IKEA co-worker Shin Suzuki did precisely that. He put his heart into creating a combination of rainbow colours and ENEBY speakers to show support for the LGBTQ+ community. What he created in 2019 will soon be available in IKEA stores for customers to take home and take pride in who we are.
Are you a streamer, or is gaming your study break of choice? The gaming world is not a homogenous one. When Sofia and Luis from IKEA, together with Republic of Gamers, workshopped with gamers in China, they learned what high-level gamers need, and what people want when gaming needs to fit into a corner in the living room.
Polyester is one of the most popular synthetic fibres in the world. For decades, it’s been used in everything from packaging to garments. But virgin polyester doesn’t live up to IKEA’s sustainability requirements to reach the ambitious goal of being a circular business by 2030. We talked to Caroline and Nishant about material innovation and a more sustainable artificial sheepskin.