BY CAMILLA TUBERTINI
There, in a 3500 m2 event and exhibition, the “IKEA Festival – Let’s Make Room For Life” invited visitors to an energetic mix of workshops, installations, interviews, music, live prototyping, food and happenings.
A glance at the IKEA PS 2017 collection – designed by 17 designers from around the world.
Curious? Get a glimpse of what happened at the IKEA Festival 2017.
Musicians performing at the IKEA Festival at the Milan Furniture Fair 2017.
New and ongoing collaborations, plus several new sofa collections created, were presented at the show. One of the sofas, or “living platform” as Tom Dixon and the 75 co-creating design students call it, is amazingly adaptable.
DELAKTIG chaise lounge with armrest.
The competition ‘Democratic Design Challenge’ invited students to create space-saving products for the IKEA range. The participants pitched their ideas and small-scale prototypes to a jury during the exhibition, and the winners were announced shortly after - a bookcase with elastic rope instead of traditional shelves, and a modular wall-mounted storage system for small apartments, were announced winners. The creators were invited to make full-scale prototypes of their designs together with IKEA product developers.
The winners of the “Democratic Design Challenge”.