Newsflash to men who say “babysitting” to talk about parenting: there is no start or end to parenting
Newsflash to men who say “babysitting” to talk about parenting: there is no start or...

Rosemary MacCabe

The ultimate Christmas gift guide for new mums
The ultimate Christmas gift guide for new mums

Dominique McMullan

The best Christmas gifts for the men in your life (that suit every budget)
The best Christmas gifts for the men in your life (that suit every budget)

Sarah Gill

Supper Club: Oven-baked fish parcels and roasted wedges
Supper Club: Oven-baked fish parcels and roasted wedges

Meg Walker

Dublin artist Gerard Byrne on his new book, and how it shifted his perception of the city
Dublin artist Gerard Byrne on his new book, and how it shifted his perception of...

Megan Burns

The best Christmas gifts for her (for every budget)
The best Christmas gifts for her (for every budget)

Sarah Finnan

WIN a nourishing skincare hamper from Aveeno
WIN a nourishing skincare hamper from Aveeno

IMAGE

The drop earring edit: 20 of the most stunning Irish-made earrings
The drop earring edit: 20 of the most stunning Irish-made earrings

Sarah Gill

My child and autism: ‘I’ve accepted that my son will march to the beat of his own drum’
My child and autism: ‘I’ve accepted that my son will march to the beat of...

Amanda Cassidy

December 07: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
December 07: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Gill

Image / Editorial

Ikea x Hay x Tom Dixon


By IMAGE
08th Jun 2016
Ikea x Hay x Tom Dixon

At Ikea’s Democratic Design Day, the Swedish retail giant announced not one, but two new collaborations. Firstly, they’ve teamed up with British designer Tom Dixon, renowned for pieces in the V&A, as well as home interiors in furniture, lighting and accessories. The second collaboration is with Danish designers and manufacturers?HAY, focusing on the living area of the home.

Tom Dixon and Marcus Engman
Tom Dixon and Marcus Engman

What’s spurred on these collaborations? Ikea, known for its affordable,?functional and high-quality products, has recognised rapidly shifting values in contemporary homes. Homes are shrinking,?and how people relate to their space is rapidly changing. HAY and Ikea have come together to create a new collection that embraces today’s?transient living. Word is, we should expect high quality classic Scandinavian products, made with unconventional materials and a range that will allow for?adaptable living.

HAY Furniture Range
HAY Furniture

The collaboration with Tom Dixon will also look at harnessing opportunities from contemporary challenges. However, it won’t be until August 2017 that we can expect to see these fresh takes on traditional furniture. Rolf Hay, co-founder of Hay, says they are looking at what can be achieved with “the possibilities?of tomorrow in modern production”. The revised shopper bag (below) is just the start.

HAY Accessories Range
Goodbye blue, the new Ikea x Hay shopper bag