The New IKEA BRÅKIG Collection

I was lucky enough to discover the New IKEA BRÅKIG Collection today a day after it was launched at IKEA, so I have just bought half of it before it sells out. It's just so gorgeous and is almost like a modern Festival of Britain collection.

"BRÅKIG (meaning rebellious) is the result of close cooperation between IKEA and the creative collective ArtRebels.The BRÅKIG collection is all about well-designed, functional furniture and interior design details that make no excuses. Quite the reverse. The collection comprises about thirty products and has everything from clever storage solutions and small sized furniture to textiles, china and wallpaper, not to mention new versions of several familiar friends. Influences from Danish design and a love of Copenhagen are shown in the choice of techniques, materials and design. Natural materials such as plywood and pine are coordinated with misty pastels and sharp, graphic designs." Source

Read article on the Art Rebels website here

Sanderson 1950's Modernist Fabric Collection

Gorgeous collection...

"This is a bold and iconic collection of prints and weaves that celebrate a decade of design which transformed the boundaries of interior decoration. The Sanderson 50’s collection combines original 1950’s designs from the Sanderson archive with designs from contemporary artists who have taken great inspiration from this era." http://www.sanderson-uk.com/50s-fabric.aspx

Sanderson covered Ercol sofa from http://www.emilies.com/ercol-studio-couch/studio-couch-sanderson-fabric/

Beautiful wall mosaic concept 'Change It!'

 

Designer: Amirko (Amirkhan Abdurakhmanov) from Russia - http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Change-it/411949

'Change It' is a wall of analogue triangles that turn, each triangle has a white, black and a shade of rainbow colour on it - simple really, but visually effective. Like a big mosaic puzzle for adults that can create a myriad of playful designs according to mood or the function of the room. Moving forward, it could definitely be digital and become limitless with the combination of possibilities, with each square representing a pixel or multiple of pixels - but I still like this analogue version. 

http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/02/08/everchanging-wallnado/

Here's another article about the 'Change It' wall with a load of comments which are an interesting read - some people are getting really angry about how it would/wouldn't work. Personally the simplicity of it is what I like, it doesn't become intimidating - just playful - and the authors of some of those comments should just relax more!