The ODGER chair is made to stand out, pairing great design and comfort with sustainable innovation – without hiding its origin. The material’s mix of renewable wood and recycled plastics is allowed to make its characteristic mark on the smooth surface. ODGER was anything but easy to develop, but may be the most straightforward chair we’ve ever made – with the assembly just a couple of clicks away.
Our work with the new SLÄKT range, furniture designed for kids aged 8 and up, started out with a global survey into what children 8 to 12 years old really want from their space. The answer proved to be nearly the same all over the world; they want a place to relax and retreat where they can hang out with friends and still be close to their parents. With this as our starting point, we developed a range we think kids will love. It’s perfect for storing stuff and chilling out – and it’s super easy to change around.
Being a large business comes with large responsibilities, to the planet and to all of us who share it. So even if we aim to keep our prices low, we don’t do it at any cost. High quality for us is in part about choosing materials responsibly, and striving to use renewable, recycled or recyclable resources whenever possible. By working with others and challenging ourselves, our goal is to secure long-term access to sustainable raw materials and change the way the whole industry works.
Today there are a number of hand-made rugs in the IKEA range. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials, and they all share the uniqueness and high quality that come from great craftmanship. Above all, the rugs are made in regulated weaving centers, established by IKEA and our suppliers in India and Bangladesh, as a way to secure decent working conditions and fair pay. The most recent additions to our hand-made rugs range are KRÖNGE and NÖDEBO.
The blue bag – the most hardworking bag in the world
30 years after its release, we think it’s about time we honour what might be the most hardworking bag in the world. It’s been talked about, made into dog-ponchos, used as a fashion accessory and for exercising – and we think that’s great. But the truth is, this plain piece of plastic has an even bigger meaning than that. It summarises everything we believe in: that design, function, and quality shouldn’t be just for a few.
The IKEA Concept
At the heart of the IKEA concept is our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many people.
Working for a positive impact on people and the planet is about supporting a healthier and more sustainable life at home, using energy and resources in a more sustainable way – and taking responsibility for people and communities.
The Swedish word Lagom means just the right amount is best. We love it because it’s what living a rewarding but responsible life is all about: not denying yourself or sacrificing what you love, while not taking from the planet more than you need. We all can do better when it comes to living LAGOM/sustainably (saving more, wasting less, growing your own food and living an active lifestyle).