When it comes to kitting out your home, most of us will have turned to Ikea at least once or twice! Whether you love or hate it, the World's largest furniture retailer has a knack or luring us in and enticing us to buy substantially more than we may have originally intended!
In the last few years Ikea has undergone a significant shift, and is making an increased emphasis on design alongside affordability. One way this is happening, is through successful collaborations with key industry figures. The latest is with UK Designer Ilse Crawford of StudioIlse.
The Sinnerlig collection is the result, with pieces made up of natural materials relying heavily on cork in particular. Ilse commented to Dezeen that "it is quite low key" and "we see it as background, it's not trying to compete with these fantastic icons of design" with the aim to produce pieces that will seamlessly work in any home from "a bathroom in Mumbai to a kitchen in Neasden".
Featuring around 30 homeware products made up of cork, seagrass and bamboo. Launched last week at the Stockholm Furniture Fair we can expect to see these appearing in stores from August this year.
The range encompasses cork covered tables and stools, with cork accessories such as on the glassware below. Additionally the daybed is made up of an environmentally 'kind' cotton (uses less water in it's production) with accessories from seagrass baskets and bamboo pendant lights.
We are big fans of both Ilse Crawford and Ikea - so for us this is an inspired collaboration and we are really looking forward to seeing the range in the flesh - if these images are anything to go by we can really see the appeal!
Brace yourselves, you maybe in for another Ikea visit before the year's out!