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Shedding light on the impact of light at home

Everyday life is undoubtedly brighter with the introduction of electric light, and the right lighting at the right time can even have a positive impact on our wellbeing. Starting with an upcoming collaboration with designer Sabine Marcelis, IKEA wants to strengthen curiosity and inspiration connected to lighting for a better life at home. We talked to Anna Granath to learn all about it.

Winters in Sweden can feel quite long, dark, and dreary. But when sun rays begin showering everything in light on a more regular basis – announcing the arrival of spring – all are more or less forgiven. Not least for Anna Granath, Range & Product Design Manager at IKEA.

”The spring light has such a great impact on me”, she says. ”You really feel the season. The budding flowers and trees, the light play on the walls in the home. It makes me happy and gives me so much energy for a new time of the year”.

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Anna Granath, Range & Product Design Manager at IKEA.
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Different layers of light make a room interesting and set the tone for both room and home like no other home furnishing product.

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Setting the mood for a movement

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Lighting for the many

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Better and smarter light at home

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, Anna herself has a nicely lit home, with a mix of smart and regular lighting distributed for both look and feel. When asked what space in her home is best lit to her taste, Anna only takes a brief moment before she answers enthusiastically:

”My bedroom. It has a great composition of several lights, fulfilling both needs and creating an atmosphere. I have a ceiling lamp that gives a very soft and harmonic light that can be changed from cool to warm, and a floor lamp programmed to create a nice wake-up in the morning and warm, soft light during the evening. It’s the perfect relaxing environment – the whole family loves to be there.”