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IKEA Highlights

IKEA Highlights 2017
Many companies, organizations and people – together – shape IKEA. Each and every person, idea and solution contribute to the big picture. Here is a selection of facts and figures that give a glimpse of the IKEA year that passed.
Try before you buy
Try before you buy

IKEA has launched IKEA Place, an augmented reality app based on the Apple ARKit framework. Find out how it makes homes furnishing more fun and less frustrating here.
A dose of Swedishness
A dose of Swedishness
See what happens when the IKEA Store of the Year Award winners from Wroclaw, Poland visit the very heart of IKEA - Älmhult, Sweden.
Playing for change
Playing for change
Meet Hay Tar Gay, one of the children benefiting from the partnership between the IKEA Foundation and Handicap International.
From private passion to full time job
From private passion to full time job
We talk to Martin Nordin from IKEA Food, who turned his private passion for food into his profession. (Not to mention a flourishing Instagram account and a cook book.)
Let there be light
Let there be light!
The IKEA range of smart lighting keeps getting smarter, giving people more and more options. Find out how it’s making life brighter and easier here.
What makes a home?
What makes a home?
For the past five years IKEA has published the Life at Home Report. This year they sought out people from around the world who are challenging ideas about the home. They call them “Home Pioneers”.
Plastic reborn
Plastic reborn
IKEA is committing to circularity. Read about how they are reducing demands on the earth’s resources by giving waste new life.
It’s not about the names. It’s about learning.

IKEA of Sweden is collaborating with a long list of exciting designers, both up-and-comers and established names. Find out why here.
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Chasing away the darkness
Chasing away the darkness
Thanks to co-workers and customers who supported the “Brighter Lives for Refugees” campaign, the IKEA Foundation was able do fund the world’s first solar farm in a refugee camp. Read more here.
Milan meets the new living room
Milan meets the new living room
Join the “IKEA Festival – Let’s Make Room For Life” from the 2017 Milan Furniture Fair – a 37,674 sq ft event nominated as one of the best 40 exhibitions.
IKEA 2017 by numbers
IKEA 2017 by numbers
Many companies, organizations and people – together – shape IKEA. Each and every person, idea and solution contribute to the big picture. Here is a selection of facts and figures that give a glimpse of the IKEA year that passed.
Democratic Design Days
Democratic Design Days
Each year journalists and collaborators from around the world are invited to join IKEA in Älmhult, Sweden, where they’re treated to exciting news and sneak previews of upcoming collections. Take a look here.
Good design that’s doing good
Good design that’s doing good
Better Shelter, a flat-pack temporary emergency refugee shelter project supported by IKEA Foundation, has been awarded “Beazley Design of the Year” by London’s respected Design Museum. Read more here.
Films and ads
Films and ads
Funny, informative and even moving, here is some of the best stuff from the wide and wonderful world of IKEA.
On the verge of something big
On the verge of something big

IKEA India gets ready to open
A new life for refugees
A new life for refugees
For refugees, getting to safety is just the beginning. Once there, they still have to build new life. Here, we report on two things IKEA is doing to help them take that next step.
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On the verve of something BIG
IKEA India gets ready to open.
Ethical manufacture and supply
Is doing good, good business?
Can affordably-priced products, also be sustainably produced with good working conditions and fair wages? When they’re produced the IKEA way they can.