The four winning IKEA entries are YPPERLIG monoblock chair developed in collaboration with HAY, DELAKTIG sofa platform developed in collaboration with Tom Dixon with sales start during 2018, SOLBO children’s table lamp, and a Tea –and Coffee collection with sale start during 2018.
The awarded entries were all developed using the IKEA design principle Democratic Design. Marcus Engman Head of Design at IKEA explains;
“It takes 2-3 years to develop a product at IKEA. Because we include form, function, quality, sustainability and low price into everything we do. We call it Democratic Design built on our firm belief that great design should be available for everyone. So being awarded with the GOOD DESIGN™ Award is really encouraging for everyone involved in making these products happen; designers, product developers, engineers and our collaboration partners HAY and Tom Dixon.”
GOOD DESIGN™ was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, to create awareness about contemporary design and to award innovative and remarkable design industry people and products.
All winning products and graphics from GOOD DESIGN™ 2017 are now part of the museums prestigious permanent design collection and will be honoured at the official GOOD DESIGN™ Award Ceremony held during 2018.