IKEA collaborates with LEGO for the BYGGLEK collaboration launching this October
We’re excited to announce the much-anticipated collaboration between IKEA and the LEGO Group is finally here. We’ve joined forces to create a playful storage solution called BYGGLEK which consists of storage boxes with LEGO®studs and a special LEGO brick set which encourages play while blending functional storage into the home in a beautiful way. Altogether BYGGLEK combines IKEA’s life at home expertise when it comes to storage and LEGO’s expertise on play. It’s storage you can actually Play on!
BYGGLEK will be available on IKEA.ca and all IKEA Canada stores from coast to coast on October 1st.
With summer coming to an end, at IKEA we’re excited to welcome the Fall. It’s a time to feel back in balance, welcoming the seasonal change and feeling inspired again. This September, we’re introducing a new collection of products called HÖSTPROMENAD which celebrates the seasonal warmth we all love about the Fall whether it's the leaves changing colour, getting ready for hearty family dinners and embracing the crisp cool breeze. The HÖSTPROMENAD collection highlights shades of warm browns, rich citrus hues, leafy prints with décor and textile.
Embrace a fresh take on back to school with the SAMMANKOPPLA collection
We joined forces with iconic Thai fashion designers - Greyhound Original to develop SAMMANKOPPLA, which is a limited collection of products that blends Bangkok street style with IKEA’s home furnishing expertise. The collection is inspired by recycling, reusing, and creative re-purposing processes and is designed with multifunctional living in mind. SAMMANKOPPLA celebrates bold patterns inspired by Bangkok’s metropolitan landscape and Greyhound’s bold style expression creating a more vibrant take on back to school this year.
The 2021 IKEA Catalogue (Home Furnishing Handbook) is here!
Today more than ever before, home is the most important place in the world. Over these past few months, our homes have had to take on many new roles and meanings from working at home, embracing new activities like cooking and creating at home and finding space for wellness at home.
With this renewed focus on life at home, we’re excited to welcome the 2021 IKEA Catalouge (Home Furnishing Handbook) which is filled with inspirational tips, hands-on ideas and small affordable shifts to live better. This year’s Catalogue truly goes back to basics with easy inspiration for the many, it truly is your go-to guide to create a better home.
This August, we’re focused on embracing a creative start which involves designing more multi-functional spaces and playful ways to be more imaginative at home. This season, we’re continuing to inspire with sustainability in our design process, with products that incorporate materials such as bamboo which is one world's fastest growing renewable material, coconut fiber-based door mats and cotton that comes from more sustainable sources.
The Staycation Guide
This June, we’re inspired to share Staycation Guide which is created by our design experts here in Canada, providing you with simple and affordable ideas on how to create a retreat in any outdoor space that you have available. Whether you’re taking some much needed me-time to learn and grow, making the most out of spending time with the little ones or are simply trying to find some time to escape after a long workday. This guide shares simple inspiration to elevate your space in a beautiful way
OMTÄNKSAM - DESIGNED FOR EVERYONE
OMTÄNKSAM which is Swedish for caring is all about design for our wellbeing. All products are designed with different human needs in focus. To create the collection, IKEA partnered up with Physiotherapist and Ergonomist, Eli Lindegård. Through the collaboration, we’ve directly addressed a key vital point which is the demand in our homes for furniture to last us a lifetime as our demographic in the world changes. With this concept in mind, OMTÄNKSAM is the result of looking at life’s many stages and the needs that might arise when our physical circumstances changes, temporarily or permanently.
The Summer Retreat inspiration from IKEA. When considering the feeling of summer inside our spaces it’s about simple and affordable changes that enhance our homes, whether that’s switching to cool linens, adding bright pastel colours for a tropical touch or the idea of “retreating” your space with feeling or summer that’s reflected in different aspects throughout our homes.
This season, we’re also excited to launch SOLBLEKT a collection designed to bring a tropical aesthetic into your home. This collection is designed to give us the feeling of being in a tropical paradise, right at home.
Get Inspired for Warmer Months with the April Collection
With cooler months coming to an end, at IKEA we’re in full force thinking about summertime vibes and how to re-fresh our spaces in a beautiful, inspirational and affordable way. This April, we’re very excited to share our upcoming collection that’s focused around relaxing and indulging in some time for yourself. Creating the essence of summer in our spaces starts with more me-time whether that’s re-vamping our bedrooms with fresh textiles or incorporating natural materials into our space which gives us the feeling of being outdoors and closer to nature
Bamboo Inspiration Guide
This March, we are celebrating sustainable design and living more mindfully. When it comes to beautiful materials that are great for our planet, bamboo is at the top of our list. Bamboo is one of the fastest self-regenerating raw materials (growing a meter per day!). It’s also extremely strong and flexible, making it perfectly suitable and long-lasting for all types of furniture and accessories ranging from statement lighting, bathroom solutions and decorative baskets.
With that in mind, if you’re looking to capture a Scandinavian, rustic or coastal-beach front aesthetic, here are some inspiring ways to effortlessly bring bamboo into your home.
Get the Party Started with FREKVENS
Meet FREKVENS – a limited collection of products that allow you to start a party easily in your home, or anywhere depending on where the music takes you. Insights of how important music is in young people's life was the starting point of the collection FREKVENS – a Swedish word meaning frequency, where IKEA explores how to engineer new solutions for having fun, together with teenage engineering, a Stockholm-based creative collective made up of engineers and computer programmers with a passionate design interest. The core of the collection highlights light and sound which includes speaker system and lighting that’s customizable and modular.
BORSTAD – Designed with Renewing the Home in Mind
They say a new year brings new beginnings, and what better way to hit the reset button than to give your home a new lease of life with IKEA’s new BORSTAD collection. Launching on February 1st, the collection comprises of functional products designed to truly help get your house in order, from cleaning products, clothes repair tools, and laundry sorting. What’s more, all items have been consciously designed using natural materials, such as rattan, hardwood, cedar, metal, and canvas. Rattan, in particular, is an exceptionally sustainable tropical wood due to the speed at which it grows, renewing itself in only 5-7 years.
Organization Goals 2.0 – The Bedroom Edition
This New Year, let's update, organize and declutter so that we can maximize our space and enjoy the time that we spend at home. For Organization Goals 2.0, we are spotlighting the bedroom. We believe our bedrooms should be our sanctuaries, the place where we refresh and rejuvenate ourselves. But so often our bedrooms can become the catch-all for clutter and this stress can literally keep us up at night.
February Collection: Designed with Conscious Living in Mind
The February collection celebrates our passion for living a conscious and mindful lifestyle that’s close to nature. Whether you’re living in the city, suburbs or countryside this launch celebrates bringing greenery into our homes with a wabi-sabi attitude. Sustainability is huge focus in this launch with products that are sourced from natural materials including bamboo and rattan. Overall, this launch is about creating peace and harmony in our homes by having a meaningful relationship with the objects that surround us.
2019 Holiday Gift Guide
Welcome to the 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. This year we’ve taken a creative approach on gift giving ideas for your loved ones. We browsed through almost 10,000+ products and have highlighted specific items that we believe are our must-have items for the season! Some highlights include:
· The SYMFONISK bookshelf speaker to give the gift of sound
· For the tech lover – the RIGGAD table lamp which doubles as a lamp, wireless charging station and USB charging port
· Our décor favourite this season – the STINAMAJ throw that’s made from more sustainable cotton
It’s November which means the holiday season is right around the corner! At IKEA we embrace the excitement of the holiday season whether spending it with loved ones, jetting away or are taking time to re-charge for a brand-new year ahead!
This year we’re excited in share our annual Holiday Collection which is all about finding comfort, joy and most importantly bringing people together. The collection is inspired by IKEA’s Scandinavian roots and showcases bright rich colours and fun, whimsical patterns.
SAGOSKATT - is a playful line of soft toys designed by children for a great cause. SAGOSKATT is not just encouraging kids to play and be creative, it’s also directly supporting every child’s right to play. All SAGOSKATT sales will be donated to local organizations across Canada that support children’s right to play and develop. At IKEA, we believe it’s a matter of kids helping other kids. This year’s soft toys include “Gurki” the cucumber superhero on a mission to get kids to eat more cucumbers and my personal favourite “Rainbow Kid (in socks)” who wears socks in order to stay warm in the sky.
The SAGOSKATT collection will be sold across IKEA stores and IKEA.ca starting on November 1st. We’ll also be introducing the drawing competition back again so a child in your life can have the chance to turn your drawing into a real-life soft toy.
In collaboration with Virgil Abloh – the highly anticipated MARKERAD collection is almost here. MARKERAD celebrates a classic minimalist design and builds on artistic references and disruptive elements multi-disciplinary artist Virgil Abloh is known for. His iconic quotation marks are displayed all throughout the collection and are used to add a sense of irony and humor in the home. Notable product highlights include the “WET GRASS” and “RECEIPT” rugs and the iconic twist on the classic IKEA carrier bag “SCULPTURE”.
Sales start November 2019
Cozy up with VÄRMER
Available this October - VÄRMER is a limited-edition collection of holiday-inspired homeware and winter accessories created by two designers from Kenya and Sweden. From cozy guest seating to serve ware and table games, the pieces in this collection are beautiful, timeless and functional and designed for all kinds of celebrations, but above all, for being together. Our favourite items include the lacquered VÄRMER chair and the VÄRMER basket – which is the perfect addition to your living room space!
How to Pick the Perfect Mattress
We all know that a good night’s sleep is essential to our well-being. Benefits are endless when it comes to sleep; it strengthens our heart, boosts our positivity, fuels our lifespan, sparks our creativity, and creates mental wellness and so much more. With that in mind, we know that life is becoming busier than it’s ever been. IKEA gathers extensive knowledge to truly understand how customers live their lives at home through customer surveys and home visits. Through this research, we know that the bedroom is often the last place that people invest in as its hidden and we can easily close the door.
At IKEA, we want to use our knowledge and expertise as sleep specialists to help the many Canadians focus on creating a bedroom oasis which begins with choosing the perfect mattress. This fall, we want to inspire you with an exciting trend report on “How to Pick the Perfect Mattress”.
Our pets are our constant companions at home, with little quirks and big personalities that bring joy to our everyday lives. We only want the best for our four-legged family members – to make them feel comfortable, safe and happy at home. So, we created IKEA’s cat and dog home collection from the perspective of the “real” experts – our pets. We figured that to understand what cats and dogs need, we need to think like them. So we brought in pet-loving designers and trained veterinarians to help develop LURVIG. By using our pets’ natural needs and behaviours as starting points, LURVIG covers all the bases of our shared life with our furry loved ones.
Sales start October 2019
This October we’re embracing our Scandinavian roots and furnishing in a minimalist, functionalist way. We’re blending traditional and modern styles, and adding some bold colours in the mix.
Textiles are big this launch, from cushions to covers, many feature a Swedish handicraft pattern. Children can also delight in two new textile collections. Our new room darkening curtains help provide privacy in a lovely punch of colour, while our beige rug adds softness underfoot and takes us closer to a more sustainable future being based on recycled PET bottles.
Sales start October 2019
Get ready for a fresh start!
A look inside the 2020 Catalogue and our newest products, inspiring ideas and smart solutions
Available in-store and online August 7th 2019
Welcome to August at IKEA
With autumn around the corner, it’s a chance to make a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to organize the home and make smarter use of a small space, choosing pieces with care and letting them work to the max. It’s also a time to invest in a good night’s sleep so you can wake up fresh.
Sales start August 2019
2019 Back to School Report
We’re always curious about inspiring students especially in September when returning back to school is top of mind. We know that being a student is one the most exciting times but also a moment that can be very stressful. Some students spend their time studying while others partying, some have sleepless nights while others use their evenings for a goodnight’s rest. One things for sure, we know that students all live dynamic lives and the role of the home is one of most important places where inspiration can thrive.
This year, we’ve taken a new approach into learning more about students. We’ve surveyed students across the world to identify exactly what their needs are especially when it comes to small-space living that’s multifunctional and affordable.
When it sounds great it feels right.
In close collaboration with audio-experts Sonos we’ve created SYMFONISK – great-sounding, great-looking pieces of furniture that blend into the home in new ways and make it easier to furnish with sound.
Sales start August 2019
Designed for your next move
When it’s time to go and find a new place to call home. When you start all over again or settle down for now or forever. When you downsize or upgrade. Or when you go back to family and old friends. Moving to a new home is always a change – it’s the fresh start of a new life and lifestyle.
Quebec Pre-launch: June 17, 2019
National Launch: August 2019
We love the idea of introducing fun into our homes. So, a few years ago, we joined forces with Sarah Andelman, Creative Director of Colette*, and Darcel Disappoints designer Craig Redman to embrace student life with a playful collection. Meet, FÖRNYAD a collection that celebrates straight-up fun. Using colour and simple forms the collection taps into Colette* where products are brought together in a vibrant way. FÖRNYAD embraces simple shapes which include an egg, one eye, and a monocle which is repeated throughout the entire product line.
Mother’s Day Gift Guide
It’s May 1st and we know Mother’s Day is just around the corner! This year, we want to celebrate the special women in our lives with gift giving inspiration to make her day extra memorable. Whether she loves her Sunday brunch, an afternoon read or is a mom-to-be we’ve curated a page that reflects gift ideas to suit any of her needs.
IKEA is never not curious about the world. So, a few years ago it joined forces with Design Indaba to learn more about the contemporary African design scene. It was the start of a unique collaboration; a selection of designers from five African countries within fashion, sculpture, architecture and furniture design, each teamed up with an in-house IKEA designer. The results? A limited-edition collection that is all about building bridges and not walls, ultimately creating room for better habits together. Including larger pieces of furniture, tableware, textiles, and a fashionably sustainable tote bag amongst others - meet ÖVERALLT.
Sales start May 2019
IKEA ART EVENT 2019
Hit the floor
The fifth IKEA Art Event is a short-term collection that mashes-up tapestry art, rug handicraft, avant-garde fashion, street culture and modern design.
Eight leading creative figures have each designed a contemporary IKEA rug. These unique, ‘woven artworks’ are made for the everyday home. Yet they might also look at home in an art gallery.
All in wool or other natural materials, only one of the rugs is machine-woven. Craftspeople in India and Egypt handmade the others, vividly bringing to life the creators’ visions.
Sales start April 2019
A better world starts at home
We believe every one of us can make a positive impact and climate action starts at home. We want to empower and enable people to tackle climate change in their daily lives. Through simple actions, we can reduce our personal carbon footprints by 50% or more!
New products - April
This April launch is about making room for better habits. It’s about making time to live a more conscious and caring life regarding sustainability. The materials are natural and the colours are calm spanning from neutral, earthy tones to different shades of blue. We’re welcoming furniture made in rattan, lamps and plant pots in bamboo and rugs made of wool. These materials give a natural feeling and are easily mixed with other styles in a home. Textiles are big this launch, including collections for children of different ages. To go with all the lovely bedlinen, there are beds including a traditional metal bed frame, an extendable children’s bed a classic baby cradle. The bathroom also gets an update with new storage furniture, a shower curtain and towels — all in a style that’s made to last.
Sales start April 2019
TÄNKVÄRD is a tactile collection made from natural materials and fibres—it just whispers “come and feel me”. The collection features rattan furniture, pieces that are light and easy to move around to different rooms, meeting many needs around the home. Other must-haves include bed linens, towels, throws, pillows, a lamp and a rug, all made from materials like linen and cotton. One of the standout pieces is a fabric-washed linen-cotton kimono made with double weave, yarn-died jacquard. It’s a joy to buy, give and, above all, to use.
Sales start April 2019
March Break Activity Inspo
March is here and we know that March Break is right around the corner. IKEA believes that children are the most important people in the world and we have stance on the importance of play for both children and adults too. We know that play is learning for life. It fuels our development. It makes us more creative, stronger and more active. It teaches us how to work together and care about each other. It sparks curiosity. Play makes the world bigger - for children and grown-ups. Welcome to the 2019 March Break inspiration guide where we want to embrace the power of play. This year’s guide looks at a variety of different ways to play and we’ve curated content to get the whole family involved. The guide highlights aspects of play by looking at fun ways to enjoy both indoor and outdoor with great-cost conscious solutions.
Summer 2019 collection
Meet the collection that puts you in “vacay mode” just by looking at it. With its playful aesthetic and graphic, colourful prints it embodies an iconic IKEA expression. From brightly designed beach towels, to cool looking coolers – there’s something for everyone’s summer needs. So, go on; whether alone or with friends, catch your summer moments.
Sales start March 2019
2019 Valentine’s Day Inspiration Guide
At IKEA, we believe that Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get together and spend time to reflect and enjoy life’s simplest pleasure. Whether you are cooking a meal for your loved ones, creating something fun for the little ones, indulging in a night of pure relaxation or creating something special for your significant other we’ve highlighted some of our must have items to celebrate the special occasion!
Get ready for life
In February 2019 we shift focus at IKEA from Make room for life to Get ready for life, where we will highlight on the activities of sleeping, storing clothes and shoes and getting ready in the bathroom.
New products - February
This February is about boosting the energy in your everyday life. We’re celebrating diversity and finding new ways of coordinating. With a big chunk of humour, the launch combines joyful colours with bold and graphic patterns inspired from 1960s.
Sales start February 2019
I don’t do labels
In IKEA terms, BILLY is quite a well-known piece of furniture. With 40 years of history behind it, there’s been a BILLY bookcase (or two) in millions of homes. Now we can read on our smartphones an encyclopedia that would once fill a large bookcase. Which begs the question: if your books are just ones and zeroes in a “cloud” – is BILLY out of date?
Designed by IKEA and Tom Dixon, DELAKTIG is an aluminium, knock-down “platform for living”. The first part of its launch was a seating series, now it’s time for bed. Together, the dream duo has continued what they started. Introducing a new bed frame, two headboards and three new covers for the seating series, meet the second part of DELAKTIG.
Sales start February 2019
It’s 2019 and with that comes resolutions. Our biggest desire in the home is to update, organize and de-clutter so that we can maximize our space and enjoy the time that we spend at home. As the saying goes, cluttered home cluttered mind. There are so many solutions at IKEA to help with organizing each room of the home so that you can relax and enjoy the space that you live in. This trend report will provide you with some organizational tips throughout the entire home to get you inspired for 2019.