As part of its Democratic Design Days press event, held in Sweden just days ago, Ikea debuted 20 new product collections and offered a sneak peek of future ideas for playful home furnishings, the company announced.
Ikea collaborated with designers from around the world, including those outside the home furnishings sector and in other industries, such as fashion, to create interesting and affordable products for the home based on the Ikea principles of Democratic Design, the company noted. Ikea added that it applies the five dimensions of Democratic Design to every product it makes: good function, form, quality, sustainability and price.
Two of the 2016 collections previewed at the event, Ikea related, were:
- The Giltig Collection. Katie Eary, a London-based menswear designer of street wear known for using strong visual language, eye-catching patterns and digital printing, designed the collection for Ikea based on the theme throwing a dinner party.
- The Glodande Collection. Fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck applied a sense of playfulness, curiosity and avant-garde flair to his Ikea collection, based on a story about characters living in the clouds.
Giltig will debut in spring 2016 and Glondande will follow in the summer, Ikea noted.