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Tom Dixon and IKEA's Urban Farming Solutions Will Be Available as Early as 2021

As part of the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Tom Dixon and IKEA have designed an experimental model for urban farming. Titled "Gardening will Save the World," the exhibition demonstrates how people can grow food at home and do their best to reduce food waste, through the combination of design and technology. The two-level garden will feature over 4,000 plants, as well as a horticultural lab that integrates technology into the system. "Aiming to give back to cities and create productive landscape...
Tags: Design, Ikea, Chelsea Flower Show, East London, Tom Dixon, Save the World, Design News, Dixon IKEA, Participatory City

Future Food Today: A SPACE10 Cookbook has...

Future Food Today: A SPACE10 Cookbook has launched! It promises a collection of delicious and sustainable recipes and a tangible vision for what the sustainable kitchen of tomorrow may look like. (SPACE10 = IKEA’s future living lab) (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Ikea, Submitted

Modular lego-inspired furniture that can be hacked, customized, refurbished, & relocated

I remember my reaction when I saw the first iteration of Aalo back in 2018. It was simple, sophisticated, and honestly made me wonder why nobody ever thought of making furniture that literally ticks every box. The Aalo’s system was clever, and using just a handful of parts, you could quite literally build whatever you want. The same parts could make one table, or could be pulled apart and re-joined to make two benches, or even a shoe-rack.From a business stand-point, Aalo was a complete win. B...
Tags: Deals, Design, Furniture, Ikea, Coffee Table, Popular, Product Design, Random, Side Table, Zinc, Aalo, Plant Stand, Sejun Park, Aalo 2.0, Garment Rack, Reconfigure Reuse Recycle Aalo

IKEA x Darcel Disappoints (by Craig Redman)...

IKEA x Darcel Disappoints (by Craig Redman) collaboration is coming June 2019! (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Ikea, Submitted, Craig Redman, Darcel

IKEA Introduces Two Limited-Edition Designer Collections to Stores in May

This past summer, IKEA announced several internal efforts to pair IKEA designers with designers around the world. They unveiled exciting projects such as ÖVERALLT, a collection of furniture and home accessories designed in collaboration with designers from Africa, as well as Art Event, a limited-run rug collection designed by Virgil Abloh, Brooklyn-based studio CHIAOZZA, and artist Misaki Kawai, and more. "Keep Off" Rug by Virgil AblohAfter months of waiting, both collections will finally drop i...
Tags: Design, Africa, US, Brooklyn, Ikea, Textiles, Furniture Design, Virgil, Capetown South Africa, Kawai, Design Indaba, Virgil Abloh, Chiaozza, Misaki Kawai, Virgil AblohAfter, Seulgi LeeRug

A massive, egg-shaped bird observatory features reusable natural materials

Bird lovers in the Netherlands now have a new way of watching their feathered friends thanks to the recent opening of the Tij, a massive wooden bird observatory created with sustainability in mind. Designed by Amsterdam-based RAU Architects in collaboration with Ro&Ad Architects, the unique bird blind is in the shape of an egg in a nod to the thousands of large terns that nest nearby. To reduce environmental impact, the architects constructed the observatory primarily out of wood with modular c...
Tags: Design, London, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ikea, The Netherlands, North Sea, Modular, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Egg Shaped Architecture, Modular Design, South Holland, Sustainable Architecture

The SSD chair creating waves in the crowdfunding community

If IKEA pioneered the flat-pack furniture industry, the SSD Chair brought it to crowdfunding. You see, a lot of designs get abandoned as concepts because there’s no easy way to manufacture and sell them without having distribution channels, marketing teams, and retail partners. IKEA is what it is today only because it’s a phenomenal force of retail and has warehouses and brick-and-mortar stores in a number of countries… most independent designers do not. Creating a chair is easy. Selling it is...
Tags: Deals, Europe, Design, Furniture, Ikea, Solid State Drive, Product Design, Herman Miller, PEFC, Oak Walnut, Graphite Black Cloudy White Ash Pink

Core77 Exclusive Preview: WantedDesign School Workshop 2019

As in every year since its inception, Core77 is proud to sponsor the WantedDesign Student Workshop, this year taking place from Thursday, May 16th through Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, at WantedDesign Brooklyn, right in the heart of Industry City.Every May, WantedDesign presents a unique program, bringing a group of students from international design schools together to participate in the Design Schools Workshop. Conceived as a collaborative activity rather than a competition, teams are composed of s...
Tags: Europe, Design, London, Brooklyn, Ikea, Poland, Warsaw, Industry City, Royal College of Art, Allan Chochinov, Pratt Institute, Jerzy, Ron Arad, Todd Bracher, Tomek, Academy of Fine Arts

The Symfonisk Speaker Lamp has the style of IKEA, but the soul of Sonos

Designed by IKEA, and Powered by Sonos, you’re looking at the Symfonisk, a range of offerings by the two collaborating companies. Designed as a table-lamp-speaker and a bookshelf-speaker, the Symfonisk aim at merging home-decor with smart-technology, and powerful audio to create products that simply enrich houses. The table-lamp comes with a lamp and lampshade at the top and a speaker at the bottom, while the bookshelf speaker is designed to occupy the spatial footprint of an encyclopedia (somet...
Tags: Apple, Home, Music, Design, Bluetooth, Audio, Lamp, Ikea, Wireless, Speaker, Sonos, Product Design, Bookshelf, Airplay 2, Symfonisk, Ikea Speaker

The SSD Chair proves that more designers should take to crowdfunding

If IKEA pioneered the flat-pack furniture industry, the SSD Chair brought it to crowdfunding. You see, a lot of designs get abandoned as concepts because there’s no easy way to manufacture and sell them without having distribution channels, marketing teams, and retail partners. IKEA is what it is today only because it’s a phenomenal force of retail and has warehouses and brick-and-mortar stores in a number of countries… most independent designers do not. Creating a chair is easy. Selling it is...
Tags: Deals, Europe, Design, Ikea, Solid State Drive, Popular, Product Design, Random, Seating, Herman Miller, PEFC, SSD Chair, TIPTOE, Oak Walnut, Graphite Black Cloudy White Ash Pink

Should You Publish Your Prices?

When I make tool chests for customers, the price starts at $4,000. But the only way to find this out is to ask me (or to read this caption). I don't publish a price list for the one-off furniture pieces I make for customers. Here's why. A few years ago a potential customer emailed me to inquire about one of the pieces shown on my website. It was listed for $2,000, but he was wondering if he could get it in walnut instead of black cherry, built a bit larger and covered with a more durable catalyz...
Tags: Design, France, Ikea, Midwest, Morris, Ethan Allen, Cincinnati Ohio, Monticello, Appalachian, Christopher Schwarz, Lost Art Press, U S Supreme Court MAP

Why are Makerspaces Dying? Can Designers Bring them Back to Life?

Back in 2008, I was an architecture student in England living a blissful student life of beans on toast, late nights in the studio and keeping myself awake with Red Bull. Okay, in retrospect "blissful" is probably not the right word for this. Perhaps "responsibility free"? I remember experiencing my final year as a student: the anxiety, fear, and dread for the future. I was about to graduate into a world that had collapsed on itself economically, and anything connected to the construction indust...
Tags: UK, England, Design, London, Paris, Ikea, Autodesk, Essay, Sheffield UK, Roco, Makerversity, Sheffield UK Fab Lab London, Makerversity Designers

Analysis of Wikipedia searches reveals high wildlife conservation trends

A recent study analyzed billions of Wikipedia searches and found that the public’s interest in plants and animal species is often linked to the seasonality and migration patterns of wildlife. The findings contribute to a body of research that uses internet search data to understand and gauge the public’s interest in environmental topics. Researchers believe this information can ultimately help guide more effective wildlife conservation campaigns. The study: Wikipedia searches and species The...
Tags: Google, Science, Design, London, Internet, Wikipedia, Architecture, Wildlife, Conservation, Ikea, University of Oxford, Baltimore Orioles, Wildlife Conservation, PLOS Biology, India Nepal, Mittermeier

Smart Trash Can Works to End Food Waste

Developers at Winnow Vision may have figured out a preventive solution for food waste. The second generation of their smart trash can, currently operating in all of IKEA’s UK and Ireland locations, uses AI to photograph, identify and assign a cost to the food that’s tossed. Annual food waste costs about $1.2 trillion, but if the trash can is able to identify trends in consumption …
Tags: Food, UK, Design, Environment, Tech, Developers, Artificial Intelligence, Ireland, Ikea, Food Waste, Ai, Waste, Linkaboutit, Smart Trash Can Works to End Food Waste, Winnow Vision

IKEA’s making flat-pack DIY chocolate Easter bunnies!

An unusual play for IKEA, the Vårkänsla is an edible Chocolate Bunny right in time for Easter celebrations… but just like most of IKEA’s products, this bunny needs assembly too! The Vårkänsla is a flat-packed tempered chocolate bunny that can be assembled by just plugging three chocolate pieces together. Its design plays on IKEA’s trademark self-assembly instructions and techniques. The bunny comes in a flat box, with instructions on how to put it together. Luckily unlike most IKEA furniture, th...
Tags: Design, Diy, Ikea, Chocolate, Dining, Easter, Product Design, Bunny, VÅRKÄNSLA

IKEA teams up with London artists to upcycle old furniture into funky abodes for birds, bees, and bats

Although putting IKEA furniture together is known to cause immense stress for humans, the giant Swedish furniture store has now found a way to bring some peace to the world’s smallest critters. The company has just kicked off a collaboration with London–based artists, architects and designers on the new project, “Wild Homes for Wildlife” that sees old IKEA furniture being upcycled into unique animal abodes for bees, birds, bats and insects. The Wild Homes project is part of a celebration of the...
Tags: Design, London, Animals, Architecture, Gallery, Ikea, Greenwich, Green Design, Upcycling, Repurposed Materials, Little Sun, Greenwich London, Ikea Furniture, Bird Houses, Insect Houses, Wildlife Homes

IKEA Collaborates With African Artists To Create The New ÖVERALLT Collection

Design Indaba is an online design publication that hosts annual design festivals of the same name in Cape Town, South Africa since 1995. The hosts say that the festival “inspires and empowers people to create a better future through design and creativity”. The Design Indaba festival features various workshops and creativity programs featuring various African and international artists. Source
Tags: Design, Africa, Collection, Ikea, Cape Town South Africa, Indaba

IKEA Is Selling ‘Flat-Pack’ Chocolate Bunny, So You Can Assemble Your Own Easter Candy

IKEA has released a flat-pack product that we can all handle: a chocolate bunny. The VÅRKÄNSLA milk chocolate, three-piece bunny is launching in honor of Easter and is so on brand for Ikea. No Tools, instructions, or booze required—okay, so maybe the third is more of a personal condition. The three-ounce snack is currently selling for £2.95 ($3.91) in U.K. stores, and it’. Source
Tags: Design, Eat, Furniture, Ikea, Chocolate, Easter, Bunny, VÅRKÄNSLA

Cool Workspaces: A Look Inside IKEA's Copenhagen-Based Research Lab

In the heart of the design-centric city of Copenhagen lies SPACE10, a research lab that occupies an old fish grocer with its 27-person team of designers and researchers. The company is best known for its work as an independent research and design lab supported by IKEA, where they are responsible for strategizing solutions for future societal changes (think rapid urbanization or the natural resource scarcity we're facing in the near future). Instead of making incremental changes to IKEA's bus...
Tags: Design, Ikea, Copenhagen, Interior/exhibition Design, Kevin Curran, Copenhagen Based Research Lab

IKEA's new air purifying curtain will decrease indoor pollutants

IKEA has discovered a unique way to decrease indoor pollutants with a new air purifying curtain. The Sweden-based company has developed a material that absorbs and breaks down hazardous substances in a process similar to photosynthesis in order to improve indoor air quality. Atmospheric pollution is a major issue across the planet, especially in dense, urban environments. Scientists estimate that close to 90 percent of the world’s population lives in areas that suffer from poor air quality. IKE...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Design, Sweden, Farmers, Ikea, Little Sun, Lena Pripp Kovac, Better Air Now Program

It's curtains for indoor air pollution with IKEA's new GUNRID fabric

The new miracle material
Tags: Design, News, Ikea

It's curtains for indoor air pollution with IKEA's new GRUNDIN fabric

The new miracle material
Tags: Design, News, Ikea

Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows: Rahul Gayam

Creating electric vehicles that are affordable, safer and kinder to the environment Rahul Gayam—CTO of Hyderabad-based Gayam Motor Works—strives to reduce air pollution in some of the world’s most plagued nations by creating smart, electric vehicles. From motorcycles to three-wheelers and cars, Gayam Motor Works’ produces safe and environmentally responsible vehicles that are also more affordable. The company supplied three-wheel vehicles to Hyderabad’s IKEA and …
Tags: Sponsored, Design, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Ikea, Clean Air, Hyderabad, Cto, Mercedes Benz, Summit 2018, Summit LA, Summit Fellows, Gayam Motor Works, Rahul Gayam

The Parting of the Furniture

So it’s come to this: BILLY is joining the gig economy, and he’ll hold your books and whatever else you see fit until you upgrade to KALLAX or HEMNES, or you finally bring yourself to KonMari all your worldly possessions away.IKEA recently announced that it is looking to launch a subscription model, in which customers effectively “lease” furniture and trade it back via credit system; depending on the condition, the Swedish behemoth will either refurbish or recycle the used items. Initially limit...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Design, China, India, CSR, Bloomberg, Bbc, Netflix, Furniture, Canada, Brooklyn, New York Times, Ikea, Switzerland, Manhattan

Good Ship IKEA by Mother London is a life sized...

Good Ship IKEA by Mother London is a life sized version of the IKEA SMÅKRYP bath boat that can clean up 20kgs of trash from the waterways! The public is currently invited to remote control them in Deptford Creek, east London. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, London, Ikea, Submitted, Mother London, Deptford Creek

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 8-15

    Samantha Indrieri’s “Second Take” is part of the “Unusual Views” exhibit opening on Feb. 11 at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. (Photo courtesy Samantha Indrieri)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Fans of “Hello Kitty” products find limited-edit...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

IKEA Will Begin Testing a Furniture Subscription Model

Remember Kamarq from last year's NYCxDesign? If not, here's a dramatic refresher. Besides all the sneaky copying, Kamarq was onto something with their furniture subscription service geared towards city-dwelling millennials...Now, less than a year later, IKEA will be adopting a similar furniture leasing program as they aim to move towards a circular business model that reuses and prolongs the lifespan of their furniture. Eventually, the company hopes to offer scalable subscription services, meani...
Tags: Design, New York City, Ikea, Manhattan, Furniture Design, Design News, Kamarq

BACK TO BED is IKEA’s Wet Dream

The newly crowned royalty in modular furniture has to be designer Chang Kuei Fang. The BACK TO BED sofa is multifunctional and modular enough to be an elegant lounger or a snuggly bed for the kids. The combination is such, that if you put four of the sofa chairs together, you can make it a warm bed. And if you’d like to, you can play around with the armrests, dividers and backrests to make new combinations.As far as the details go, the sofa uses brass knobs on the undersides and substitute tradi...
Tags: Design, Bed, Furniture, Ikea, Product Design, Sofa, Chang Kuei Fang

Any Smaller and this Bed Could Fit in your Mailbox

Companies like Ikea had it all figured out a long while ago. Compact furniture is good furniture. You can transport more in the same shipping space, making logistics easier and cheaper, and even less problematic for the customer who wants to carry the furniture with them. Besides, with the practical explosion of online purchase, customers are more likely to buy things online than travel to a brick and mortar shop to see a product that they might then have to wait to be delivered to them. Even ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Bed, Furniture, Ikea, Popular, Product Design, Random, Christopher White, Slash/Bed, Christopher WhiteClick

Five more major trends shaping Product Design

Last week we walked through the 5 major trends shaping product design. The trends covered there speak of the current positivity wave, with most people looking to live a more wholesome, fulfilled life. In part 2 of this series, Ryan Chen (Director of Design & Innovation Strategy at the Bressler Group) talks about five more points he considers pivotal in shaping up the future of product design.Looking to hire a talented designer? Post a job with us to source the best talent for your requirement.Wa...
Tags: Post, UK, Design, Ebay, Vogue, Ikea, Nba, Airbnb, WeWork, Asos, Sephora, Nestle, Lolli, Tada, Yanko Design, NBA Store

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