With springtime comes changes; maybe you are moving or just want to update the family home. Either way, whatever you are looking for you can find at IKEA with great home decorating ideas for just about every lifestyle.
Between April and September 2016 IKEA will be launching three new amazing limited edition collections created in collaboration with fashion designers from across Europe! This marks IKEA’s very first time partnering with fashion designers, continuing its dedication to current fashion and trends at affordable prices.
A new collection will be launched each month starting in April! Here is a little more about these fabulous collections you will be able to find:
Designed with London-based menswear designer Katie Eary, GILTIG includes tableware and home textiles created to turn up the volume at any party. Integrating Katie’s ‘in your face’ patterns with home furnishings has created a range of standalone items that can change a whole room through their touches of vibrancy and over the top design.
“A decade or so ago, you could get an idea about who a person was from their cd’s or books. Now it seems that, as far as the home goes, furniture and personal bits and pieces are the last things left that show your identity,” says Katie Eary,
“I’ve learned loads through working with IKEA – it’s great to see my designs in a totally different context. There’s so much you can do within home furnishing and so many boundaries to break still.”
Created in partnership with leading designer and previous member of the Antwerp Six, Water Van Beirendonck, GLÖDANDE is a collection of ready-to-cut fabrics, paper stationary, rugs, porcelain and pillows that showcase Van Beirendonck’s playfulness, curiosity and avant-garde flair.
A strong narrative runs through the collection; it’s the story of a gang of characters called the Wondermooi, each of whom has a unique look and personality. The story is set in a place above the clouds, where the Wondermooi peacefully live, and work together to solve the world’s problems, and brings peace, love and happiness to Earth. The collection is expected to available in IKEA stores across Canada starting in June.
“You never know what Walter will do next. I like that and want to bring more of this into IKEA. The way he mixes this unpredictability with colour, pattern and print are what make him the master of what he does. This is what IKEA learned from this fantastically wonderful and odd collaboration,” says Henrik Most, Creative Leader at IKEA of Sweden.
A collaboration between IKEA and Swedish textile designer Martin Bergstrom, SVÄRTAN is a collection of bed linens, textiles, paper products, rugs, bowls, glassware and metal objects created using just black, white and shades of grey with the aim of producing a modern interpretation of India and its heritage.
Martin and IKEA worked closely with students from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi to craft a contemporary image of India, striking a balance between the organic and the abstract. The whole collection was then produced in India using traditional techniques and natural materials, and fusing age-old processes with new solutions to create a collection that truly bridged the gap between old and new. The collection is expected to be in stores across Canada on September 1.
For more information about these and other great collections available please visit http://www.ikea.ca/