IKEA’s SJÄLVSTÄNDIG Collection Puts the Creativity in Your Hands

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ikeas-sjalvstandig-collection-puts-the-creativity-in-your-hands/sjalvstandig-ikea-collection-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/SJALVSTANDIG-IKEA-collection-1-810x1215.jpg" alt="IKEA&#8217;s SJÄLVSTÄNDIG Collection Puts the Creativity in Your Hands" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IKEA</a> continues to think outside the box when it comes to new <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/ikea/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">collections</a> and their latest, perhaps, is nowhere near the box at all. Their products have long been the inspiration for &#8220;hacking&#8221; and that&#8217;s what sparked the idea behind <a href="https://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/ikea-collections/sjalvstandig/index.html"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SJÄLVSTÄNDIG</a>. The limited edition collection is for those clever DIYers – the ones who take IKEA products home and make them all their own – and that&#8217;s what they&#8217;re hoping you do with these products. So, for all you creatives out there this bold and quirky collection was made just for you.
SJÄLVSTÄNDIG is full of colorful curiosities, like modular carpets, furniture legs, cushions, tape, tables, and vases, aimed to inspire you to express yourself via your home decor. They’re designed to be the foundation for you to build on so get out your thinking cap and get going. Try something new and make the products into anything you want
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IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ikea-launches-gratulera-vintage-collection-to-celebrate-75th-anniversary/ikea-gratulera-75th-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/08/IKEA-GRATULERA-75th-1-810x608.jpg" alt="IKEA Launches GRATULERA Vintage Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary" /></a>
                                This year <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">IKEA</a> celebrates its 75th anniversary and to mark the special occasion, they&#8217;re re-visiting the archives and bringing back some of their greatest hits. <a href="https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/living_room/collections/42178/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">GRATULERA</a> is a vintage, limited edition collection of hand-selected favorites that may give you a deeper appreciation for the Swedish giant and their budget-friendly goods. They&#8217;re breaking the collection down into three time periods – 50-60s, 70-80s, and the 90-00s – which will launch on three separate dates in 2018. Each period is quite different but you&#8217;ll get a peek into IKEA&#8217;s past through its 7+ decades in business.
The 50-60s Edition launches this month with a series of classic pieces in darker woods that were a reflection of the times. The triangular LÖVBACKEN became the company’s first flat-packed product after an IKEA worker thought to remove a table’s legs to get it into his tiny car. Launching in October, the colorful 70-80s Edition is
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The 8 Contemporary Artists IKEA Tapped on to Create the 2019 IKEA Art Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/8-contemporary-artists-ikea-tapped-create-2019-art-collection/ikea-2019-art-collection-rugs-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/ikea-2019-art-collection-rugs-3-810x573.jpg" alt="The 8 Contemporary Artists IKEA Tapped on to Create the 2019 IKEA Art Collection" /></a>
                                If you didn’t catch our <a href="http://instagram.com/designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">IKEA Democratic Design Day coverage on Instagram</a>, <a href="https://www.ikea.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">IKEA</a> announced the eight contemporary artists it tapped on to create the <a href="http://ikea.today/rugs-art-home-ikea-art-event-2019/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">2019 IKEA Art Collection</a>, a series of limited edition handmade wool rugs ranging in a variety of sizes, colors and artistic expressions. During the 2-day event, IKEA emphasized the idea of “democratic design,” that is, bringing design to the homes of the many, not just the few who can afford it or access it. With this collection, objects that would normally be treasured in galleries or museums can now be treasured in your own home.
The artists, hailing from various backgrounds including painting, sculpture, and fashion, had free range to create their piece from their own studios all over the world. The rugs are all manufactured in Egypt and India using traditional techniques like dhurrie weaving and hand-tufted piling. From Brooklyn-based design duo Adam
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