By Megan Slack
IKEA has just revealed a sustainably focused micro-collection, inspired by life in KÅSEBERGA, a coastal village south of Österlen, Sweden. Eponymously named after the organic setting – the decor powerhouse designed KÅSEBERGA with leading sports organization World Surf League – to create a selection of products available from Spring 2022.
Highlights include the fashionable glassware designed by celebrated surfer Kassia Meador and IKEA designer Wiebke Braash who have just reshaped our dining room ideas.
After three years in the making, the partnership explores the interior and lifestyle desires of the surfing community – whilst making these products available to the rest of the world. This is the Scandi-cool glassware your home needs.
Alongside its emphasis on the surfer’s needs, IKEA equally prioritizes sustainability which is central to the collection – as with all other recent launches from the interiors label. They curated KÅSEBERGA to contribute towards a cleaner planet while making our new season tablescape look beautiful in the process. Yes, this is the modern home decor idea that not only looks good but does good too.
Of course, we’re inevitably lusting over the Murano-style glassware, but the collection also includes a selection of beautifully designed products that are intended both for the home and beach. The products, including a beach bag and balance board, promote a lifestyle centered around the ocean to remind consumers to remain active and mindful of the planet.
IKEA also developed KÅSEBERGA with renewable materials, including wood and materials from recycled sources such as recycled polyester.
‘We are proud of the progress we’ve made and the great work of the team behind the collaboration. A particular point of pride is how we’ve managed to gather input for the collection from several hundreds of people involved in the surfing community,’ says Product Design Leader at IKEA of Sweden, James Futcher.
‘We have tuned in to their needs while developing the collection, pushing both form and function while also ensuring the use of more sustainable materials,’ he adds.
From designing a canvas for our favorite IKEA hacks to a sustainable collection that has saved our table setting – the interiors giant has done it again. KÅSEBERGA is available globally from Spring 2022.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly loves writing about contemporary styles and trends for Livingetc.
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