Every time I go into IKEA Australia, I’m always blown away by their new releases. The flatpack furniture giant just continues to get better and better. Their latest collection, though, is packed with so much handcrafted goodness, that it’s possibly their best collection in years.
In January I launched my 2016 interiors trend report. One of the trends I picked to be big this year was named Minimal Zen. This trend focuses on creating a home that’s clutter-free, somewhat colour-free and definitely visually serene. If you’re eager to read more about it, and how to create the look, click here.
The reason I bring up Minimal Zen is to illustrate how amazing it is when I start to see homewares and furniture released that tap into my predicted trends. The new VIKTIGT range from IKEA does this marvellously, and once you look through the stunning pictures in this post, you’ll come to see just how minimalistic and calm each piece looks and feels.
Created in collaboration with Swedish glass and ceramic designer Ingegerd Råman, this collection ranges from handmade glassware to furniture woven from natural fibres. With a love of craftsmanship and simplicity at the heart of it all, VIKTIGT pieces look amazing without needing to make a lot of noise.
“It’s a project between the craftsmen and the designer. It has lots of energy,” says Ingegerd Råman. “And looking at the objects now – the things we did – for me, it represents love.”
There’s something truly beautiful and understated about the subdued colour palette at play in the IKEA VIKTIGT range. It’s as though everything has been stripped back to the bare essentials, here; free of embellishment and over-design. Each piece is rather understated, and yet not at all boring or forgettable. And that’s what I love about it.
My fave pieces from the collection are the gorgeous black armchair you see above (a woven delight), and the equally beautiful ceramic trays. I love seeing them stacked on top of one another in the photo above. It’s such a simplistic style approach, but it really works.
And on a sidenote, can I mention how amazing the home is that these photos from IKEA are taken in? I’d like to live here please.
I’ve included a video below that contains designer Ingegerd Råman talking more about the range. It’s well worth the look and gives you more insight into her thoughts on the collection.
The VIKTIGT collection hits IKEA Australia in April.
What’s your fave piece from the collection – and does a subdued colour palette like this get your heart racing? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below.