IKEA, the brand that is synonymous with flatpack furniture, is flat no more. The Scandinavian label has announced its latest collection, FLAMTRÄD, which consists of 3D-printed decoration accessories – all of which are inspired by emojis.
While the home decor powerhouse is loved for its IKEA hacks and ageless versatility, FLAMTRÄD marks the brand’s leap into the world of 3D furniture – and it’s their most ambitious launch to date.
The collection includes posed hands, faces, and heads, which can be used on the wall or as free-standing decorations that know how to make a statement.
While FLAMTRÄD is a new concept, it continues to pay homage to IKEA’s ideologies, most specifically through its ability to combine style and functionality in one piece.
IKEA designed the range to encourage customers to ‘express themselves creatively’ by giving them a new canvas to hang their favorite accessories. The result is a stylish storage idea with a 3D twist.
Currently, FLAMTRÄD is available on the German market, where customers can buy ‘on-demand only.’ However, it is expected that the collection will make its way worldwide in the future. This comes after the success of IKEA’s first 3D printed collection OMEDELBAR in 2017.
OMEDELBAR launched with the ambition to bring additive manufacturing (3D printing) to the masses. FLAMTRÄD is a continuation of this ambition – and we expect it will set interior design trends long into the future. You heard it here first.
Alongside its association with the flatpack, IKEA is also becoming known for its sustainability drive, and FLAMTRÄD is no expectation. The pieces are made of nylon, a fully recyclable material that celebrates IKEA’s ecological footprint.
The collection comes from a 3D-printing method named Selective Laser Sintering that is notorious for powder waste. However, SLS is an intricate process that gives the pieces their ornate appearance. So, IKEA met in the middle. They found a way to reduce production waste and reuse any leftover powder – so you can rest easy that your new talking point didn’t come at the expense of the planet.
Shoppers in Germany can now shop the range that costs between €29.99 – €49.99 (approximately $34.20 – $57.01). The future of modern decorating ideas begins here.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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