IKEA introduces the SAMMANHANG Collection…Let’s celebrate collecting!

It’s time to celebrate your stuff! It might sound obvious, but what if the true trend is not about having less, but about guilt-free collecting? There’s a reason behind not getting rid of your belongings, and putting them on display for the world to see. We often collect things because they’re important markers in our lives; providing fond memories, pools of knowledge and valued symbols from the past – all stories that are waiting to be told. Many of the things we possess carry an emotional value. IKEA hears you.

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IKEA, the leading furniture and home furnishings retailer from Sweden, has introduced the SAMMANHANG collection. We’re not here to judge you for loving to collect stuff, nor do we want to steal the spotlight from your collection. But SAMMANHANG does aim to make your possessions look better and to celebrate your personal process of collecting.

“Sammanhang” means “context” in Swedish. So, what it’s really all about is placing your collection of items in the right setting. SAMMANHANG recognizes that “all that stuff” should be well-displayed and aren’t just objects to be stored.

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SAMMANHANG is a collection of open and closed units to embrace and show off your belongings. Ranging from the smallest of boxes, to furniture pieces, the collection was created in collaboration with seven designers. SAMMANHANG comes in a variety of materials and shows a side of IKEA’s storage that you may not be used to seeing.

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Here are the storage solutions from the seven designers of the SAMMANHANG Collection which addresses the needs of different collectors categorized by types of items:

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  • Lisa Widén and Anna Wallin created a display box that can be used for mini-exhibits. They found inspiration in galleries and museums, and how they display collections and valuable objects. Everything gets a little nicer when they have their own designated space.
  • Henrik Preutz created a tray stand for use anywhere at home – as a shelf in the kitchen for storing spices, herbs and all kinds of other stuff that clutter your counter top; in the bathroom, for nail polish and all of your makeup; on your bookshelf to display the tiny, nifty things you bought at the flea market; in your hallway for your keys, wallets and other grab and go items; or on your dining room table filled with treats for your next party!
  • Joel and Kate Booy, also known as the design studio Truly Truly, have studied the properties of glass – and how to display without using it. Their boxes with lids are made of mesh, a material that partially displays the contents without hiding them. They also looked at how to both hide and display with glass, and created a display box where one side of the shelf is ribbed glass and the other is clear, so you have the choice of either keeping your contents hidden or having them stand out.
  • Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä created glass boxes with lids in different shapes and materials. Her idea was to create something both functional and emotional. It’s a simple product you can use to nicely organize small things in the bathroom, kitchen and hallway – pretty much anywhere in the home.
  • Aaron Probyn tells everyone to “Let your creativity flow!” by creating something that allows collectors to display their items in an organized way, but also enhances and gives the entire collection a boost. That’s how his round display shelf in a minimal design came to life, including the multi-function display table that can be adapted as a coffee table.
  • Iina Vuorivirta created three boxes inspired by matchboxes that she used to collect items with in her childhood. Iina also designed tiny domes, as well as a wall shelf for this collection. It’s perfect if you want to create a personalised exhibit with exciting postcards, small figurines, colourful skateboards, or quirky souvenirs.
  • The SAMMANHANG collection, designed for those who love to collect items, will be available from August 2018. Experience a variety of ideas and storage solutions at IKEA Mega Bangna and IKEA Bang Yai, Central Plaza Westgate, or visit IKEA.co.th for more details.

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