So, how do we co-create?
We’re curious by nature and driven by the need to do better. So we try to connect with people in as many ways as possible. We might meet you in an IKEA store in Japan, asking for feedback on a new prototype we’re working on, or we might start a conversation on social media about living with pets. Or we could ask you for your opinions on new product ideas or communication concepts.
Here are a few of the products we’ve created together
“Calling all university students!”
When developing EKENABBEN we asked a bunch of university students from different countries to help us out. And we learnt a lot.
Amongst other things we found out that:
- they wanted flexible and adaptable furniture
- they wanted furniture that helped them find their stuff fast
- they preferred a raw wood frame
Good things to know, right?
“Hey there hungry commuters!”
As a part of our On-the-Go project, we wanted to learn more about the needs of commuters who take food with them every day. So we headed to the IKEA store in Malmö, Sweden to pick our customers’ brains.
We learnt that a food container should ideally:
- be light and not too bulky
- be made from a sustainable material
- have dividers that can be removed
And there's much more to come
How can you share your idea with IKEA?
If you have an idea you can contact us here. We’re always happy to receive feedback on our range and all submissions are considered.
One thing is for sure, people will always have challenges at home for us to solve.
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IKEA opens up to co-create the future range with the world
IKEA believe in the power of the many, and the journey ahead is an inclusive one. co-createIKEA is an open invitation to the world to create a better everyday life for the many people, together. With customers, co-workers, suppliers, designers, students, researchers and many more we want to open up our product development, collaborate and activate the collective brain.