The story of ÖVERALLT began a few years ago when IKEA teamed up with Design Indaba, a global creative network and online publication, to learn more about what is happening in the contemporary African design sphere.
This turned out to be the start of a collaboration – the first of its kind. In-house IKEA designers teamed up with ten different African designers and artists within the fields of architecture, fashion, sculpture and furniture design. Together they explored modern African rituals in urban environments. The results? Limited edition collection ÖVERALLT.
“This is how design makes the world smaller
and brings people of different cultures
– Bibi Seck, Designer
Here’s a sneak peek; 33 pieces, mixing modern ideas with traditional craft, designed to create more room for
gathering, expressing oneself and creating new, better habits together. Including larger pieces of furniture, tableware, textiles, and a fashionably sustainable tote bag
amongst others – get ready for ÖVERALLT.
Uncomplicate the dinner party and throw an informal block party? The round ÖVERALLT table and accompanying curved benches make for the perfect base. Both made out of solid eucalyptus, the bench’s soft curve and inviting design allows you to arrange several benches for new, exciting meetings; form a circle around the matching table, or why not one long, curved seat? Either way, there’s always room for more.
Like with all ÖVERALLT products, the bench and table have been inspired by different modern lifestyles in urban parts of Africa. In this case, it’s the Kenyan ritual of taking the time to eat together – no matter how busy one’s life might be.