Textile Playground 3 June 2017 – 2 April 2018

Textile Playground

3 June 2017 – 2 April 2018

Do you remember the curtains you had in your bedroom as a child, or the pattern of your grandma’s apron? Textiles are a clear marker of their time, and they create memories. In the Textile Playground exhibition, we tell the story of the Swedish textiles tradition and show classic patterns.


Whether stripy, dotted, checked or floral, textiles create a homely atmosphere. Come with us on a journey through the history of our textiles from the 1960s to the present day. You will find some old favourites but also learn more about how we work with new materials and environmental sustainability. You can also make a bag, apron or cushion cover to take away with you. 

GUSTAVA, designer Katarina Brieditis, 2004.


FREDRIKA, designer Helen Trast, 2007.


RANDIG BANAN, designer Inez Svensson, 1986.

Visitors can create their own patterns in our digital pattern machine.


Experience fifty years of patterns on fifty metres of fabric. Many IKEA patterns have now become classics.

Tyger inte bara är vackra, värmande och skyddande utan också smarta. Textilier med nya egenskaper utvecklas just nu genom spännande forskning, till exempel värmekänsliga tyger eller textiler som kan ändra färg eller struktur genom en enkel knapptryckning. Bekanta dig med några av framtidens textilier redan i dag.


Fabric is not only attractive, warming and protective, it’s also smart. Textiles with new properties are currently being developed thanks to exciting research, such as heat-sensitive fabrics or textiles that can change colour or texture at the push of a button. Here you have an early chance to experience some of the textiles of the future.

Textile Playground

3 June 2017 – 2 April 2018

Do you remember the curtains you had in your bedroom as a child, or the pattern of your grandma’s apron? Textiles are a clear marker of their time, and they create memories. In the Textile Playground exhibition, we tell the story of the Swedish textiles tradition and show classic patterns.

Whether stripy, dotted, checked or floral, textiles create a homely atmosphere. Come with us on a journey through the history of our textiles from the 1960s to the present day. You will find some old favourites but also learn more about how we work with new materials and environmental sustainability. You can also make a bag, apron or cushion cover to take away with you. 

GUSTAVA, designer Katarina Brieditis, 2004.

FREDRIKA, designer Helen Trast, 2007.

RANDIG BANAN, designer Inez Svensson, 1986.

Visitors can create their own patterns in our digital pattern machine.

Experience fifty years of patterns on fifty metres of fabric. Many IKEA patterns have now become classics.

Fabric is not only attractive, warming and protective, it’s also smart. Textiles with new properties are currently being developed thanks to exciting research, such as heat-sensitive fabrics or textiles that can change colour or texture at the push of a button. Here you have an early chance to experience some of the textiles of the future.