Ikea PS Collection 2012

15 May 2012

Not so long ago I received an invite to go to the launch of the Ikea PS collection for 2012 at Ikea Ghent. Unfortunately I was too busy to go but I kept my eye on it to see if it was something worthwhile to mention here. Now that I had some time to read up on it & explore the furniture I believe it is.

Ikea PS Collection 2012

46 products by 19 designers

For this new PS 2012 collection Ikea asked its designers to search for inspiration in more than 60 years of Ikea design history. However, instead of just simply looking back the designers were challenged to bring the designs forward by updating and innovating forms, functions, materials and sustainability while keeping Ikea's mantra in mind, namely keeping design affordable for everybody.

In the design world, it’s sometimes fashionable to talk about vintage and release new products in old styles. We always said that we don’t want to relaunch old things. It’s not IKEA PS. It’s not new and developing IKEA onward. Instead, we can find inspiration from the past and innovate products that belong more to the future.

 — IKEA PS project leader Peter Klinkert

PS stands for…

In case you are wondering what the PS stands for here is your answer: PS, meaning Post Scriptum, puts focus on cutting edge Scandinavian furniture design without losing sight of what makes Ikea unique – affordable, quality design for the many people.

Ikea PS 2012 Quick Facts
  • 46 products
  • 19 designers
  • 7th IKEA PS collection
  • Inspired by 60+ years of IKEA history
  • Designs innovate form, function, sustainability and materials
  • Materials like bamboo, recycled PET plastic, wood plastic composite and linen
  • Includes chairs, tables, lamps, bowls, textiles, pictures and more

designers’ insights

I've collected some of my personal favorites. The chair that Lisa Norinder her father designed is one that I still use today. It served me very well the last 10 years. The easy chair designed by Wiebke Braasch is also one that caught my attention. The one below that is available in yellow, blue, green and white.

my favorites from the Ikea PS Collection 2012

In the following movies you'll discover what piece inspired them to pursue their ideas. The Ikea PS Collection 2012 is available in Europe since the beginning of May and will be available in the USA in August.

Wiebke Braasch
Steve Howard
Clara Guasch
Lisa Norinder
Marcus Arvonen

Comments

  1. 1 Brent Lagerman 16 May 2012

    Any idea when the new designs will be available at your run of the mill Ikea?

  2. 2 Veerle Pieters 16 May 2012

    @Brent Lagerman

    Any idea when the new designs will be available at your run of the mill Ikea?

    The Ikea PS Collection 2012 is available in Europe since the beginning of May and will be available in the USA in August.

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