By working together with social entrepreneur Romana ButiQ in Romania, IKEA is creating job opportunities for the Roma population. Traditional handicraft made in wood and wicker is featured in the upcoming collection VÄLGÖRANDE. We talked to one of the IKEA designers behind the collection, Mikael Axelsson.
Colours, sizes, angles, volumes, packaging and logistics. There are lots to get through when a team from IKEA meets up with Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek for a product review. Together they will adjust and fine-tune INDUSTRIELL, a collection of items that are smart, functional and mass-produced – and equally imperfect, tactile and unique.
Everything you’ve done at home, they’ve already done it here in the Test Lab. With scientific precision the technicians and engineers can predict, prevent and analyse the future lives of IKEA products. They test things you can’t see, smell things you can’t smell and break things you’d never intentionally break.