Democratic design

WITH WIRELESS CHARGING WINS PRESTIGIOUS IF DESIGN AWARD

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We’re pleased to announce that RIGGAD has been presented with an iF award - one of the world’s leading design awards. Chosen from more than 5,000 entries, the lamp was presented with with an iF label in the category Lighting.
 
“iF awards outstanding achievements in design. We are very honoured,” says Björn Block, Range Manager for Lighting and IKEA Home Smart at IKEA of Sweden AB.
 
Many people see charging their mobile phone as a chore. So  IKEA developed RIGGAD, a lamp that charges your phone while you work. The result? Less stress and fewer cables. The work lamp has a charger puck hidden inside the lamp base. Just put your phone on the plus sign, and that’s it.*
 
“I wanted the charger to blend in easily to make charging a natural part of your home,” says David Wahl, designer at IKEA of Sweden AB.
 
*Some phones will need a cover to make them work. VITAHULT charging covers are available at the IKEA stores.
 
 

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LIFE AT HOME

“At home” isn’t just a place. It’s a feeling. Like being in the most comfortable space in the universe. So for us, understanding people’s life at home is the most natural place to start.
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INNOVATIVE DESIGN

We began learning about the production of furniture 60 years ago. We had just begun to design our own furniture and needed to learn how best to match the possibilities of the supplier with the needs of the customer. Bringing the two closer together was how we would keep prices low.

Innovative design
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CHOOSING MATERIALS

At IKEA, we’re working hard to ensure that all our home furnishings will be made from renewable, recyclable or recycled materials by the end of 2015.
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WHAT’S NEXT?

We’re much too curious to wait around for trends to arrive. We prefer to ask, “What can we do to make things better, so that everyday life will be better?”

What's next