WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring
IKEA is launching its much-anticipated ÖVERALLT collection at the 2019 Design Indaba Festival, running from 27 February to 1 March in Cape Town.
Two years in the making, the limited-edition collection, which is focused on the idea of modern urban rituals in relation to food, as well as indoor and outdoor living, sees the Swedish brand collaborating with designers, architects and artists from five African countries.
Issa Diabaté, Selly Raby Kane, Naeem Biviji and Bethan Rayner, Bibi Seck, Mariam Hazem and Hend Riad, Renee Rossouw, Sindiso Khumalo, Laduma Ngxokolo, Mikael Axelsson, Ina Vuorivirta, Kevin Gouriou, Johanna Jelinek and Hanna Dalrot are the creatives behind the collection.
“With ÖVERALLT, we want to encourage and trigger people to come together and eat, share stories, be creative and spend time with one another,” says James Futcher, Creative Leader at IKEA. “And, thanks to the merging of creatives and all the good discussions we’ve had along the way, each design has a way of supporting that. ÖVERALLT is like a palette of socialising tools.”
The collection, which includes furniture, textiles, tableware and accessories, will be available in IKEA stores worldwide in May 2019.
For more information about this year’s Design Indaba Festival, visit designindaba.com.