Step into the shoes of an IKEA designer and create your own prototype of something that enables you, or the many people, to live a better everyday life. Everything we do in the workshop is based on the five principles of Democratic Design, namely achieving form, function, quality and sustainability, at a low price. The workshop gives participants insight into designing for circularity, and how one can help the many people live a healthier and more sustainable life at home. For example, IKEA believes that, in the words of Ingvar Kamprad, “Waste of resources is a mortal sin”. Therefore, participants are challenged and required to use sustainable materials and, ultimately, to ensure that their product fit in a flat pack! The workshop also looks at Swedish history as a way to gain a better understanding of IKEA and its basic values.
Time: 4 hours
Price: 3,000 SEK
Venue: At IKEA Museum, as an outreach event at your location or online via suitable project software.
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