IKEA and Queen of Sweden adapt modular BoKlok housing for the elderly

IKEA and Skanska are collaborating with the Queen of Sweden on an offshoot of their modular BoKlok housing that will meet the needs of the elderly and people with dementia. Named SilviaBo, the housing project is being developed in Sweden by IKEA, Skanska and Silviahemmet, a dementia-care foundation established by Queen Silvia of Sweden. The […]

Hølte opens Hackney design studio for customising IKEA kitchens

Hølte, a company that offers bespoke fronts for IKEA kitchens, has unveiled a new design studio and showroom in London’s Hackney. Studio founders Tom and Fi Ginnett have combined bold colours and geometric forms with simple, well-crafted details in the interior of their new workspace, located on Broadway Market in east London. It showcases Hølte’s […]

IKEA reveals 3D-printed Uppkoppla accessories designed for gamers

IKEA has unveiled a collection of customisable 3D-printed accessories created to help people play video games at home in greater comfort and style. The Uppkoppla collection comprises a series of prototypes developed to improve the lives of gamers by addressing issues relating to furniture design, customisation and accessibility. The initial prototypes include a wristband, keycaps […]

IKEA is bringing its low-cost modular housing units to the UK

Affordable developer BoKlok, which is co-owned by IKEA and Skanska, has signed a deal with Worthing council in West Sussex to build low-cost housing in the south of England. Worthing council has approved plans for the IKEA subsidiary to build 162 apartments on land it owns, reported the Worthing Herald. The first apartments will be […]

Olafur Eliasson joins with IKEA to encourage people to harvest their own solar power

IKEA has partnered with Little Sun – the social business co-founded by artist Olafur Eliasson – on small domestic solar panels that store energy to provide light and power, and inspire action on climate change. Currently in prototype stage, Sammanlänkad comprises a set of solar energy stores and the structures to hold them so that they […]

IKEA and Ori collaborate on robotic furniture for small-space living

IKEA has partnered with American start-up Ori on Rognan, a shape-shifting furniture system that moves robotically to create more flexible living areas in compact homes. Unveiled this week at Democratic Design Days, IKEA’s annual conference, the system is a combination of Ori’s robotic platform and IKEA’s existing Platsa storage solution. By touching a button, the […]

IKEA launches homeware made from rice straw to help reduce India’s smog problem

IKEA will launch a collection of home accessories made from rice straw that would otherwise be burnt by India’s farmers and pollute the air. Called Förändring, which means change in Swedish, the homeware collection comprises around 15 lampshades, vessels and mats made using a variety of techniques that use up leftover rice straw. The collection […]

IKEA celebrates LGBT Pride Month with rainbow version of its classic shopping bag

IKEA has launched a rainbow-coloured version of its Frakta shopping bag in the US to promote equality for the LGBT+ community. The limited-edition Kvanting tote is a version of the classic blue Frakta bag, featuring six stripes in the colours of the most common version of the Rainbow Flag – the international symbol for gay […]

Three sustainable recipes from Space10’s futuristic cookbook

IKEA‘s research lab Space10 has released Future Food Today, a cookbook filled with foods of the future, from mealworm burgers to algae hotdogs. In a Dezeen exclusive, we bring you three of the best recipes to try at home. Future Food Today features a range of “future-proof” recipes for dishes that are good for our […]

David Thulstrup, Note Design Studio and Muller Van Severen hack IKEA kitchens for Reform

Danish brand Reform has teamed up with David Thulstrup, Note Design and Muller Van Severen for its latest set of hacked IKEA kitchens, which feature mix-and-match coloured doors and a monochromatic metal cabinet. Reform, which specialises in the customisation of IKEA’s Metod kitchen, launched three new models at New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) yesterday. […]

IKEA’s iconic blue and yellow logo made “future proof” in subtle redesign by Seventy Agency

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has unveiled an updated logo, although the changes will only be spotted by those with a keen eye for detail. Stockholm brand agency Seventy Agency developed the new ident, in its first redesign since 1983. It sees the blue block letters of the iconic IKEA logo subtly enlarged to snugly fill the edges of […]

IKEA and Sonos unveil table lamp and bookshelf speakers

IKEA has collaborated with Sonos to create a pair of Symfonisk hybrid speakers that each double as a homeware item. The Symfonisk table lamp and bookshelf speakers were launched at Milan design week 2019. Both products, which have in-built Wi-Fi speakers that are compatible with Sonos‘ wireless sound system, are designed to blend effortlessly into the home. One […]

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