Welcome to the urban living room
Welcome in to the urban living room of ÖVERALLT – the limited edition collection designed in collaboration with eight African designers. Together with IKEA they’ve explored different modern lifestyles and rituals in urban parts of Africa. Whether it’s about taking the time for a shared meal in the middle of a busy week, saying hi to a stranger, or even pausing for a moment of reflection, ÖVERALLT will hopefully inspire towards new, better rituals and habits together.
Designer and architect Issa Diabaté has been carrying around the idea of a really simple piece of design in his mind for the past couple of years; a piece of design so simple that anyone should be able to mount, dismount and personalise it. The ÖVERALLT chair in natural, untreated plywood is like a blank canvas – aesthetic by itself, but open for you to put your own touch to it.
You’d never guess it, but this shimmery ÖVERALLT tote is made out of waste production of crisps packaging. One tote equals 32 recycled crisp bags. Kind of nice to know that the holder of that tasty snack we love to indulge in can be turned into this summer’s perfect beach bag, isn’t it? Hend and Mariam are the fierce female duo behind the idea. Together they established Reform Studio in 2012 with the mission making the most of waste in the world today.
In the midst of work, childcare and cooking a lot, a big part of the Kenyan lifestyle is always taking the time to sit down to eat together. Designer duo Bethan Rayner and Naeem Biviji kept this in mind when designing the glass jugs and carafes. Made for both hot and cold content, they’re also easy to grip and nice to look at – all boxes checked for a shared meal.
World renowned artist and designer Selly Raby Kane’s ideas for ÖVERALLT began by translating her home city Dakar into characters, and then reinterpreting those characters through braiding sculptures and objects. The results are the hand-braided baskets, available in two different sizes. Fill them with quilts and blankets, show off a few favourite items or keep them empty, like the piece of artistry that they are.