at dubai design week IKEA celebrates 25 years in the UAE at dubai design week IKEA celebrates 25 years in the UAE
oct 27, 2016

at dubai design week IKEA celebrates 25 years in the UAE

 

during dubai design week IKEA presents ‘[email protected]: 25 years in UAE’, celebrating 25 years since the swedish home furnishing retailer opened in 1991 in karama, dubai. 
a polyhedron pavilion makes a statement, taking over the atrium of one of the buildings in D3 dubai design district

 

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during dubai design week IKEA installed a brief exhibit that goes through the retailer’s 50 year history
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throughout the years IKEA has followed the ideal of producing functional, sustainable and affordable furniture. a different approach has been taking to display their housing solution with scenarios created to demonstrate their key design concepts including sustainable material use, functionality and good form. visitors take a walk through the past and view the story behind their products embodying swedish roots. at the same time, the exhibit reflects on the present showcased inside a vast democratic home built as the an open, multi-faceted pavilion spread across two levels.

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the life at home exhibition is divided into 3 sections
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‘following our recent catalogue launch with the strong sentiment of un-following expectations and doing things different; this year, to mark this milestone celebration in the UAE, we’ve decided to bring our home furnishing knowledge and design innovation to dubai design week.’vinod jayan, regional general manager of IKEA UAE

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inside the pavilion, furniture pieces bring together their democratic design solutions
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the use of sustainable materials such as bamboo is highlighted
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IKEA follows five key elements: quality, affordability, functionality, good form and sustainability
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the OSB lined pavilion is erected inside building 7 of D3
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an atmosphere of mystique, fantasy and no-holds barred luxury is what arabic interior embodies, therefore the same
sofa used in a swedish setting is incorporated by adding different accessories
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this table’s legs were taking off for easier shipment which began IKEA’s flat packaging
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products such as their ‘frosta’ chair is on view and turned into a display
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the home of tomorrow is growing smaller, and IKEA hopes to evolve with the changing lifestyle in the UAE
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[email protected] exhibition during dubai design week
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