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Matali Crasset and IKEA: Back to their collaborations

Since 2012, the designer Matali Crasset has collaborated four times with the brand IKEAfor which she has created products and concepts highlighting industrial design. Indeed, the world-famous furniture brand has always been one step ahead. It has therefore been able to carefully choose the designers who have been able to wear its colours while leaving them free to create. In 2014, Matali Crasset told Côté Maison that "IKEA is the only company that allows making your work as an industrial designer in large series and worldwide." A boon for both parties.


Matali Crasset and IKEA:

A look back at their collaborations





For the launch of its new capsule collection Ikea PS 2014, the Scandinavian company has called Matali Crasset between other talented and recognized designers such as Tomas Alonso, David Wahl, Margrethe Odgaard, etc. in order to constitute a research group around this new series. Thanks to her know-how and industrial touch, the designer has succeeded in breathing a new spirit into the design we know.

Indeed with her tray with handles it brings fluidity in everyday life, and this incredible wired wardrobe brings a way to see/and be seen, the owner displaying his personality by his content, but also by the way he/she chose to personalize it... or not.


  • Tray with handles in stainless steel and rubber, design Matali Crasset, D. 40cm, 
  • Wardrobe with rod, one adjustable shelf and one fixed shelf, epoxy painted steel, available in silver and white, H. 187 cm, l. 101cm, P. 60 cm.


matali crasset wardrobe ikea collection ps 2014

matali crasset wardrobe ikea collection ps 2014





That year, on the occasion of the ephemeral space ofIkea in Milan, Matali Crasset designs Concentric Space and takes ownership of the system Method. It is the story of a multidisciplinary space almost hybrid (see also the "Advocacy for Hybrid Furniture") where the notion of 'rooms ' no longer exists, where all the functions of the house gathered around the kitchen, and where everyone can find his own space while remaining in contact with others. 

This project fits perfectly into the trend that we can qualify as "nomad"This is the first time that the European Union has adopted a new approach to the design of space, which tends to promote increasingly modular spaces that can be shaped by their inhabitants and which redefines the framework of the "Being togetherNo more cumbersome and imposing furniture that remains decades, places to the furniture that becomes a structure, a shelf, a collective or individual space. Premonition or visionary spirit, we will obviously take inspiration for long from this project.


matali crasset wardrobe ikea collection ps 2014

matali crasset concentric space milan 2015





Once again focusing on the issue of ownership and mobility, Matali Crasset has designed for the 2017 version of the Ikea PS collection, a portable lamp inspired by railway lamps. The designer, once again, advocates the fluidity, the movement, and finds once again the way to get rid of our restrictive habits. 

Despite flashy colors colors which are dear to her, is an undated object, which could very well have appeared 50 years ago or in 10 years. This dimension of continuity, to do not anchor design in an era is unique to the designer, who has also chosen the theme of the less is more: empty frame and LED source for low-energy. A fine achievement of intangible design.


matali crasset lamp collection ikea ps 2017 light
matali crasset lamp collection ikea ps 2017 light



 The IKEA PS 2017 collection will be available in February... be patient!

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Sources: Côté Maison, Dezeen


Originally posted 2017-01-12 03:00:32.

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Chloé founded Huskdesignblog in 2016. Ever since, she is decoding every nook and cranny to find the best interiors and furniture ideas for her beloved readers and followers, eager for beautiful things.

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