Tag: IKEA

IKEA’s Smart Blinds Won’t Support HomeKit At Launch

One of the selling points of IKEA’s smart home products, apart from its affordability, is how they support Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem. This means that they can be used together with other HomeKit devices and be controlled at the same time or in groups. Unfortunately, one of IKEA’s upcoming smart home products, the FYRTUR smart blinds, […]

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Coke Ad Riles Hungary Conservatives, Part of Larger Gay Rights Battle

WARSAW — By the standards of Western advertising, Coca-Cola’s billboard campaign in Hungary was pretty tame. Three couples are shown enjoying a soda, smiling and seemingly in love. One picture shows a man, a woman and a Coke; another two women and a Coke; and a third shows two men and a Coke. “Love is […]

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IKEA is designing homes adjusted for people with dementia

swedish furniture giant IKEA has partnered with construction company boklok to launch affordable, flat-pack housing for people suffering with dementia. called ‘silviabo’ homes, the residential sites will include therapeutic gardens and mirror-less bathrooms. other design considerations include kitchen appliances with old-fashioned knobs to improve accessibility, while gardens and clubhouses aim to encourage socializing and time […]

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Are Mini Shampoo Bottles the New Plastic Straw?

Now that the hotel industry has largely embraced bans on plastic straws, one major hotel group aims to eliminate the next set of plastic targets: mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion and the like. On Tuesday, July 30, IHG will announce it plans to replace all “bathroom miniatures” with bulk supplies across all of its […]

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studio tjep. whittles down an IKEA chair to create the ‘recession’ collection

using an IKEA chair as a starting point, ‘recession’ by studio tjep. takes a mass-produced design and sands it down to a fragile, skeletal-like form. initially conceived by the dutch designer frank tjepkema back in 2011, the project was envisioned in response to the financial crisis that overwhelmed global economies, and society, at the time. […]

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IKEA creates typeface out of brilliant twitter responses to its couch-creator tool

IKEA has launched a new font, with each letter formed of pieces of sofa, and created using the home furnishing innovator’s ‘vallentuna’ sofa planning tool. called SOFFA SANS, the font is inspired by hundreds of twitter users who pushed the tool to its limits, creating extreme examples including $15,000 designs and replicas of iconic game […]

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IKEA shows sustainability can be colorful, motivating and enjoyable

images of massive stores and mass-produced items might come to mind when you first think of IKEA, but sustainability is a key driving force behind every action they take and every product they make. in fact, when witnessing all their announcements like ‘ROGNON‘, ‘SAMMANLÄNKAD‘ and ‘urban village project’ from the brand’s democratic design days 2019 […]

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IKEA Wants To Get Into Gaming With Its Own Accessories

IKEA, the Swedish company known for their affordable furniture, is expanding on the company’s focus where instead of just making affordable furniture, the company wants to be able to cater to a variety of lifestyles. More recently, the company announced plans to explore robotic furniture for small apartments, but they’re not stopping there. Advertising The […]

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