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IKEA is a proud supplier of Design Indaba Festival 2017 and are working in collaboration on a new Africa design collection due to launch in 2019.
The head of design at IKEA challenges the way traditional products are made.
Ikea’s Better Shelter named Design of the Year
Here’s what makes this emergency shelter solution the design of the year.
A chainless bicycle for the urbanite
Ikea introduces the stylish, low maintenance Sladda for non-cyclists
How can we respond faster to epidemic outbreaks?
The Ubuntu containment bed can easily be assembled for a rapid response to an outbreak
Snask on the power of provocative branding
Stockholm-based creative agency Snask is known for rockstar-inspired, pink, provocative designs.
Wintergatan Marble Machine: Making music with marbles
This arcade-style music box features a range of programmable instruments.
5 buildings rethinking what wood can do
Wood is making a come-back as environmental concern and innovation pushes it to the forefront.
5 ways IKEA is innovating sustainably
Today is IKEA’s annual Democratic Design Day. We take a look at how the progressive retailer is leading ready-to-assemble furniture towards sustainability.
Lyfe: A levitating planter
The Swedish design team at Flyte introduce us to the future of planting with zero gravity plants.
Margrethe Odgaard’s work is full of colour, creativity and compassion
Margrethe Odgaard is celebrated for her contributions to Nordic art and design.
Affordable water filter inspired by puff pastry
A simple layered paper, inspired by French puff pastry, could improve the quality of life for millions of people by removing resistant viruses from water.
Skyscraper made out of wooden numbers
Anders Berensson Architects is set to transform an old parking lot in Stockholm into a multi-use wooden skyscraper.
Campaign reconnects refugees with their moms
Refugee Phones turns commercial radio into personal media for refugees to contact their mothers.
Windows and solar panels could one day be made of transparent wood
Mass produced transparent wood material could be used in windows, solar panels and buildings.
UNICEF bicycle initiative helps Ghanaian schoolgirls get to class safely
Swedish brand Vélosophy teams up with UNICEF to donate its commuter bikes to girls in Ghana.
IKEA's next step for sustainability
The eco-responsible furniture company is transitioning to biobased packaging made out of mushrooms.
Accra-based Swedish fashion brand creates street couture in collaboration with Ghanaian tailors
HI ON LIFE is a fashion brand driven by sustainable design, Ghanaian culture and a Scandinavian appreciation of form.
"Shop" for clothes by commenting on Instagram
Clothes sharing initiative ShareWear shows that something borrowed is like something new.
This device charges your mobile using saltwater and oxygen
A Swedish start-up has invented a smartphone charger that only needs saltwater and oxygen to generate electricity.
An alternative, eco-friendly bicycle helmet
This bicycle helmet is made from a wood-based foam, making it a biodegradable alternative to regular plastic protection.
Kites could generate energy underwater
Kites moored to the ocean floor could harvest energy from ocean currents.
Rooftop cities and backyard saunas in Stockholm
Anders Berensson Architects in Stockholm are building fold-out backyard saunas and designing walkways in the sky to accommodate the city's growing population.
A new alternative energy that involves a small piece of paper
Scientists in Sweden have developed a thin paper that is able to store energy.
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