IKEA news and collections
New at IKEA
The days are still chilly in many parts of the world, but the energy and excitement of springtime is already in full bloom. The latest arrivals at IKEA are a tribute to this season: both its lighter, fresher colour palette and the closeness to nature that we miss in the winter months. From laptop stands to cabinets and vases, elegant simplicity is the golden thread throughout. Clean lines and uncomplicated forms allow functions or materials, and often both, to be in focus. Keep an eye out for natural fibres like birch, bamboo and rattan.
OSYNLIG. 13 scents by IKEA and Ben Gorham
What does home smell like? This idea inspired our collaboration with Ben Gorham, founder of luxury fragrance and fashion house Byredo. OSYNLIG, Swedish for ‘invisible’,is a collection of 13 scented candles that are made to provoke the kind of emotion that’s hard to put into words – from nostalgia for the things you’ve done, to dreams of the things you might – and, above all, heighten the experience of being at home.
IKEA launches Singapore’s first stand-alone Planning studio powered by Livspace platform in Jurong Point.
SINGAPORE – IKEA has launched the first-of-its kind planning studio powered by Singapore-based interior design and renovation platform, Livspace. IKEA and Livspace have provided consultation to hundreds of homeowners in Singapore since the partnership started at the end of 2019. The new studio at Jurong Point shopping mall will offer customers a brand-new shopping experience with end-to end personalised home interior design, planning and renovation services.
Never before have we had a year like this.
The COVID pandemic touched our co-workers, customers and communities in unprecedented ways. Now, for the first time, we are sharing a behind-the-scenes look at our last business year in a digital format. Click through to our FY20 Annual Report to find out how we came through the challenges – from our sales turnover and digital transformation to our expansion plans and our sustainability journey.
After 70 successful years, IKEA is turning the page
The IKEA Catalogue has a phenomenal 70-year legacy. Over the years it has become an iconic and beloved publication, and it has been an important success factor for IKEA to reach and inspire the many people across the world, with home furnishing solutions and products. But times are changing. IKEA has become more digital and accessible while embracing new ways to connect with more people. Customer behavior and media consumption have changed, and the IKEA Catalogue has been less used. Inter IKEA Systems B.V., the worldwide IKEA franchisor, has therefore taken the emotional but rational decision to respectfully end the successful career of the IKEA Catalogue - and look to the future with excitement.
IKEA Southeast Asia & Mexico post SGD 1.1 billion in turnover
Swedish home furnishing retailer more than doubled online sales in Southeast Asia during its toughest year
SINGAPORE - After more than a decade of expansion and growth, IKEA Southeast Asia & Mexico charted its first drop in revenue by closing out its most challenging financial year with SGD 1.1 billion in turnover. At the same time, the COVID crisis accelerated the company’s digital transformation as interest in home furnishings surged during lock-downs.
IKEA to remove non-rechargeable alkaline batteries by October 2021
Inspiring and enabling customers to live a more sustainable everyday life at home
SINGAPORE – IKEA will take another step to inspire and enable people to live a healthier and moresustainable life at home by removing non-rechargeable alkaline batteries from its global homefurnishing range by October 2021. With this decision, IKEA hopes customers who use batteries frequently will make a switch to rechargeable solutions – saving money while also reducing wastewith regular use over time.
IKEA to open new concept store at Jem
Swedish home furnishings and meatballs coming to West Singapore in 2021
SINGAPORE – IKEA will open the doors to its first small-store concept in Southeast Asia in 2021, making it easier than ever for Singaporeans in the west to access affordable home furnishings and Swedish meatballs.
At around 6,500 square metres, the 3rd IKEA store in Singapore will be spread across three floors inside the popular Jem shopping centre.
FY19 Annual Report Released
In one of the most challenging years yet for retailers in Southeast Asia, we charged forward to transform our business and met more people than ever before in our IKEA stores and Ikano shopping centres. This report provides a snapshot of our financial results and highlights from our last year. We launched e-commerce in Thailand, opened a new store in Malaysia, started up an interior design service in Singapore and advanced plans to enter two new mega markets: the Philippines and Mexico. We also built up Toppen in South Malaysia (opened with a bang in November 2019) and grew turnover in our existing centres by 34%. Take a look for more facts, figures and stories about our how we are creating a better everyday life for the many the people in Southeast Asia and beyond.
IKEA Southeast Asia Turnover Exceeds SGD 1 billion
Swedish home furnishing retailer growing as it meets a new generation of shoppers
SINGAPORE – Sales at our IKEA stores in Southeast Asia topped SGD 1 billion for the first time this year,
reflecting healthy growth for a big-box retail business that is meeting a new generation of shoppers and creating fresh passion for home furnishing.
With more than 3,400 co-workers, we met 98 million visitors in our stores and shopping centres,
operated IKEA e-commerce in all three of our markets, opened our first in-store interior design services touchpoint in Singapore and sold 113,000 BILLY bookcases – along with thousands of other affordable home furnishings that make everyday life at home a little better.
As one of 12 IKEA franchisees around the world, the turnover posted by our eight large, full-format IKEA
stores in Southeast Asia – including two in Singapore – contribute to the total result released Wednesday by the global franchisor, Inter IKEA Group. Our financial year runs from Sept. 1 2018 to Aug. 31 2019.
Make Home Count with IKEA’s first of four launches, featuring new 2019 IKEA Catalogue
Singapore, 30 August 2018 – IKEA announces its 2019 focus to make home count, through four distinct launches that will address the challenges, tensions, needs and dreams of everyday living in Singapore. Offering up new product ranges, home furnishing inspiration and smart solutions for every area of the home, IKEA hopes to encourage customers to organise their living and create feel-good homes for themselves. With a particular focus on the living room, the September launch will be further supported by the first of two IKEA Catalogues, made available to the public today.
Life at Home: Celebrating different needs for organising your home
Through insights presented in IKEA’s 2017 Life at Home Report about people’s needs and dreams for their homes around the world, we know that having “too much stuff” is the single biggest cause of stress in the home. Slightly over half of Singaporeans surveyed (54%) said that their main household arguments were over what constituted a “mess” in the home.
The Singapore version of the report also revealed that 1 in 3 Singaporeans feel pressured by society to live minimally. These common tensions and valuable insights have fueled the solutions and inspirations within the 2019 Catalogue.
Introducing seven homes, each explores the story behind different lives, but all highlight the needs people have while living under one roof. From a home showing you how to create a calming sanctuary to escape the stresses of city living, to another that addresses the desire to tell individual stories by displaying personal treasures at home, the 2019 IKEA Catalogue invites the world to an “open house” filled with inspiration for everyday life.
“By addressing the challenges of real life, whether through locally relevant home furnishing solutions in our room settings at our stores or inspiring stories through the IKEA Catalogue, we hope to inspire our customers to make life at home better,” said Mike King, Deputy Managing Director at IKEA Southeast Asia.
A new approach to delivering the Catalogue in Singapore
Conscious of evolving customer behaviour, IKEA will conduct several tests with its Catalogue in order to find better ways to reach, interact and inspire people. IKEA Singapore is one of the selected markets globally that will explore how different methods of distributing the IKEA Catalogue content can help them reach and inspire customers in an impactful and meaningful manner. Two IKEA Catalogues will be released; one at the end of August 2018, and one in February 2019. Other significant changes include fewer pages, a new size and better paper quality.
Customers can view the 2019 IKEA Catalogue from Thursday, 30 August 2018 in the following ways:
In-store browsing copies
Available at the IKEA Alexandra and IKEA Tampines stores.
Visit IKEA Catalogue and users can save their favourite products, create shopping lists, or download a pdf version for browsing.
Copies of the IKEA Catalogue will also be distributed to a pre-determined quantity of homes across Singapore.
75 years of inspiration: GRATULERA collection
This year, IKEA also celebrates 75 years of inspiring a better everyday life at home for the many. To mark this milestone, the GRATULERA collection is all about nostalgia, bringing back classic products from the 1950s until the early 2000s, for a limited time.
- October 2018 – 1950s to 60s classics
- December 2018 – 1970s to 80s, 1990s to 2000s classics
Additionally, supplementing the launch are upcoming IKEA collections that tie back to the focus on organisation in all parts of the home. For more information on these collections, please refer to the IKEA catalogue.
About IKEA Singapore
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has created a better everyday life for the many people by offering well-designed, functional home furnishings at prices so low the majority of people can afford them. Today IKEA is the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, with more than 420 IKEA stores in 50 countries - including those in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand owned and operated by Ikano Private Limited. We incorporate sustainability into our day-to-day business and support initiatives that benefit children and the environment. To learn more, visit IKEA.sg
About Ikano Pte Ltd
Ikano Private Limited owns and operates IKEA stores in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, offering millions of people in Southeast Asia access to the world’s largest range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at affordable prices. We develop, own and operate Shopping Centres anchored by IKEA, and also create vibrant destinations by investing in residential, office and other types of real estate. Our multi-national team has projects in the pipeline and ambition to double our business in the coming years. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee in the world today that is owned directly by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.
For the fifth year in a row, IKEA arranged the soft toy drawing competition and invited children from around the world to draw the soft toy of their dreams. The 5 most unique creations would be turned into real soft toys and become the limited-edition collection called SAGOSKATT. The response was quite staggering with over 87,000 pieces of art being submitted.
Eventually, our jury settled on five winners whose creations included a pink unicorn living in the clouds, a rainbow coloured shark travelling the seas, a mischievous blue monster called Monster, A hedgehog-, dinosaur- and monster hybrid with a passion for tropical fruit and a dotted seal who loves to play with his best friends, fish.
THE IKEA CATALOGUE 2019
The 2019 IKEA Catalogue is here, and we’ve got some big news. We’ve always included inspirational single room settings in our catalogue. But this year, we’ve switched things up by creating whole homes. These spaces were designed for fictional families but are full of real ideas and inspiration.
31 August 2018
Launching August 2018 the SAMMANHANG collection is all about placing your favourite items into context. Created in collaboration with seven different designers, the inspiration for the collection is drawn from still lifes, grocery stores and collectors themselves, amongst others. From smaller containers, such as display boxes and trays, to larger pieces of furniture, SAMMANHANG celebrates your personal style of collecting.
Release August 2018
New products - September
This month we’re happy to introduce a look that’s all about connecting to yourself and creating a home that’s personal, organised and comfortable. The style is minimalist Scandinavian, the mood is poetic and the colours range from soft pastels to graphic monochromes.
Among the new products, storage and organising is a big theme. There are a heavy-duty storage series and a fashionable update to an existing storage series. For the kitchen, there’s a series of traditional-styled storage, along with a matching sink and tap that’s water-saving. Of course, we focus on sustainability with our new products, with for example new flavourful teas that are UTZ-certified, textiles made of 100% cotton from more sustainable sources and a curtain and doormat that are made of recycled PET. The month also brings lamps and smaller pieces like candle holders and a watering can for a final finishing touch. Enjoy!
Sales start in September 2018
Inspired by people’s creativity and the flourishing DIY trend, we teamed up with Dutch designer-duo Scholten & Baijings to “hack” some of the most classic IKEA furniture. Known for their trend-sensitivity and meticulous attention to detail, they’ve created a series of products and accessories to bring new life to your home, including a brand new set of covers and colours for the popular KLIPPAN and POÄNG.
Limited edition collection – launching in September 2018
Limited Edition Collection
PRETTY. UGLY. LOVELY... Welcome to FÖREMÅL, a limited edition collection made in collaboration with artist Per B Sundberg. From velvet cushions to shiny poodle candle holders, all of the pieces are different and crafted with perfection.
Sales start in September 2018