The question of impermanence is on everyone’s minds lately, especially with the current political climate. So it makes sense when one of the world’s biggest furniture companies follows suit and announces a new collection for on-the-go living.
Flexibility in the home environment is more important than ever, particularly for millennials with travel on their minds. IKEA has managed to bring this idea to the forefront with its new PS 2017 collection designed for “fiercely independent individuals.”
The collection includes a 3D-knitted armchair, a no-assembly storage unit, a three-piece self-watering plant pot, a folding love seat that can hang on the wall, and a pillow that can turn into a quilt. This multi-functional collection, with its vibrant color patterns, speaks to IKEA’s ever-evolving reinvention of Scandinavian furniture design.
“Whether it’s living in a smaller space or moving to new spaces frequently, for these fiercely independent individuals, it’s not about having more – it’s about choosing things to help you make the most out of life,” says Janice Simonsen, IKEA Design Spokesperson.
First launched in 1995, a new IKEA Post Scriptum collection (PS) is released every three years, and this year’s design focuses on “flexibility and freedom in everyday life in and around the home,” according to their official press release. “It is for those who want to push the boundaries of the status quo – that refuse a ‘workeat-sleep-repeat’ lifestyle; those that choose to move around or to live in a smaller space.”