July 26, 2021

IKEA opens its first physical store in Mexico

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The store will create 300 direct jobs and more than 1000 indirect ones. 250 products out of the 5,000 that defines the store offer, are made in Mexico, representing 8 to 10% of the planned sales. IKEA will welcome visitors to the store by appointment and in compliance with all official national Covid-19 health guidelines. […]

IKEA makes a new dress

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IKEA makes a new dress for KLIPPAN sofa with MUD Jeans by using recycled jeans   With a belief that products and materials can last much longer, IKEA and MUD Jeans, a Dutch denim company, work together to give recycled denim a new life by using it to develop KLIPPAN sofa covers. The new KLIPPAN […]

Packaging doubles as stool

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This student’s IKEA packaging concept doubles as a stool when folded By Xiang Guan for University of the arts London From Core77 Designer Xiang Guan’s “FOLD” project received a Student Runner Up Packaging Award in this year’s Core77 Design Awards. FOLD is a compact packaging designed for IKEA’s “HILVER” table. It uses double corrugated cardboard […]

IKEA is opening a store near the North Korean border

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By Oliver Pechter, Business Insider Nordic In the midst of an ongoing crisis with a saber-rattling North Korea, Swedish furniture giant Ikea is opening a gigantic department store in South Korea, close to the border. This news was reported by Korea Herald. The new department store will be located in a four-story building in Goyang, the […]

Repurposing for everyday objects

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7 creative repurposing ideas for everyday objects From Designer Daily We’ve all seen some splendid examples of repurposing of IKEA furniture or ancient furniture. It’s less common to see it done with everyday items that you would normally not try to hack. 1. The clothespin chopsticks You didn’t think you could this with your clothespin […]