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News + upcoming collections from IKEA’s Democratic Design Day 2017

The other week I went to Älmhult in Sweden, the birthplace of IKEA, for the company’s Democratic Design Day 2017. This annual global event is used as a platform to invite press into their ‘house of curiosity’ and reveal all the latest news and future collaborations and collections coming up. And let me tell you, there’s lots to look forward to! IKEA has always had the aim of making design accessible for the many. It’s something I really believe in too – design that is not an elitist thing only a few can afford, but something everyone can tap into. Now their design process is based on five key pillars: Form, Function, Quality, Sustainability and Affordability – a common language through the company to measure what is good in design. It informs every product right from the beginning, to ensure IKEA keeps pushing for simpler, smarter, and better looking objects for the home. This means they want to combine beautiful form with good function, long-lasting quality, produced in a sustainable value chain with a low price. Says Marcus Engman, Head …

Rough and Smooth by Tom Dixon at Milan furniture fair

This year Tom Dixon debuted Rough and Smooth at Milan furniture fair in his self-instigated venture MOST, which presents work using new design technologies, materials and production systems. Dixon has explored both texture and the material weight of production in this new collection, as well as extreme polished surfaces and sharp lines. Gem comprises a group of angular lights, tables and mirrors, sand cast from nickel-plated aluminium, which took inspiration from cut gemstones. Cell is made from multiple layers of etched polished brass, while Spun uses curves of solid brass sheets that are hand spun, welded and polished to a mirror finish.     Images: Tom Dixon Over at BD, we’re selecting three must-see products a day at Milan furniture fair. Don’t forget to check back each day to see our pick! If you want some more suggestions for MOST click here.