Swedish furniture giant IKEA is always in the headlines for collaborating with famous design agencies and celebrities. A few days ago, IKEA collaborated with fashion activist Bea Åkerlund to design Omedelbar collection and over again, the company has partnered with Danish furniture design firm Hay to create Ypperlig collection. Both the firms are sharing ideas, techniques and insights to develop 30 designer home décor objects including furniture, lighting, storage and other household accessories. The collection is created with the aim to show that cooperation between firms can result in the creation of better products.
By combining materials, colors and production techniques, Ypperlig is a collection of basics adapted to modern needs and wants. Most of the objects of the Ypperlig collection are designed for the living room, although, IKEA also has given freedom to Hay to re-imagine signature IKEA products, such as the iconic Frakta bag.
From Syltynn LED table lamp and a sofa bed to Monobloc plastic chair, the collaboration has conceived a lot of designer household objects. Textiles are also a big part of the collection, so the collection also includes playful cushion covers with different patterns on each side.
The collection was first announced during IKEA’s Democratic Design Day event in Sweden last year and will come to stores this fall.