I love great design. Coming from an architectural family background design was always important. From the Braun lighters my dad collected obsessively for a time to the Eames chair in my grandpas home - I was always surrounded by the so called ‘classics’. This has highly influenced me in my own design choices and of course in my taste. I love the classic idea of ‘form follows function’ and I can get really excited when you show me great, simple and clever designs (check out my Pinterest Design Board – to see the stuff I like). So I was very excited when Ikea announced a collaborative collection - BRÅKIG - with the design studio and creative art collective of the Danish ArtRebels.
I have been following The ArtRebels network for quite a while now. I always find interesting playful design objects from different designers who are part of the network in their shop. They also do an annual Trailerpark Festival (where I always wanted to go to) and organize talks about creativity and workshops about creative processes. For Ikea it seemed to be a logic consequence to approach ArtRebels with the idea for a collaboration because they are widely known as some of the hippest design people out there right now, who always find the right design to appeal to a wide group of design geeks. So Yesterday I had to go to Ikea to check out the new BRÅKIG collection and I was really surprised by the amazing quality and individuality. Of course I couldn’t resist to buy some things from this amazing playful and creative collection. ArtRebels managed it to come up with a collection that has soul and makes you feel good – and that is what great design is supposed to do from my perspective. Check out a small design process insight by the ArtRebels.
I think it is very important to understand that you don’t need to have a lot of money to live in a designed space and environment. You just have to combine things clever. I have a lot of Ikea stuff at home, but I also have a key piece like an old Danish design table I bought at a flea market here in Berlin. In the end it is not about the one great design object you buy - even if I have to admit that my graduation gift, an eames table chair, makes me happy every day - it is about the combination of things that matter to you. I have a collection of old Weck glasses from my grandma, in which I store sugar, coffee or rice. I also go with my mom who taught me the importance of fresh flowers, they just make everything more pretty. Talking about design I thought that I give you a small insight in how my apartment looks like. I just love to be surrounded by things that inspire me.