A new way to design and create

Designed to build bridges not walls, a unique collaboration saw designers from five African countries and IKEA take a fresh perspective on creating. The result is ÖVERALLT, a new collection of furniture, tableware and textiles that encourage us to reach out and connect with each other.
New beginnings
In 2017 IKEA joined forces with Design Indaba in Cape Town to learn more about contemporary African design. The collaboration has led to ÖVERALLT, a collection created by African designers in fashion, sculpture, architecture and furniture, paired with IKEA designers. “We believe design can solve stubborn problems,” say Hend Riad and Mariam Hazem of Reform Studio.
Make it yours
The ÖVERALLT collection includes furniture, tableware, textiles, and a plywood easy chair by designer and architect Issa Diabaté, who collaborated with IKEA designer Kevin Gouriou. Issa set out to create a simple piece of design, a blank canvas that would invite personalisation and connection. “Depending on where the designs are assembled, they can take on different personalities,” he says.
Personal stories
Sindiso Khumalo and Renee Rossouw worked with IKEA designer Johanna Jelinek to create bold textiles for the collection. “I wanted to design a proud South African textile,” says artist and architect Renee, based in Cape Town. “So I proposed an artwork with my favourite animal, the African elephant. It’s such a beautiful and intelligent animal that really knows how to care for its young ones.”

“Throughout the design process it’s been interesting to see
how many more similarities we have than differences, even
when our approaches are opposites.”

Sindiso Khumalo, textile designer
Creative combinations
The limited edition ÖVERALLT collection also includes an indoor/outdoor rocking chair and footstool by Sengalese product designer Bibi Seck, who was paired with IKEA designer Mikael Axelsson. Bibi had the idea while sitting in his mother’s garden in Dakar. “This is how design makes the world smaller and brings people from different cultures together,” says Bibi.

“Reform is an umbrella of the many ‘re’s: a recreation of an existing idea,
a redevelopment of objects, a reusing of materials, a reviving of
cultures and reforming of our world.”

Hend Riad and Mariam Hazem of Reform Studio
New possibilities
Designed by Hend Riad and Mariam Hazem, the ÖVERALLT tote is a bag on a sustainable mission. Its shimmery woven strips of thread-like material are made out of waste material from crisp packaging production. Raised on the concept of reusing and repurposing, Hend and Mariam now focus on testing and exploring different ways to turn waste into new eco-materials.

 


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ÖVERALLT

basket

black

Normal price 9,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

4,99

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bag

multicolour

Normal price 9,99

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6,99

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bag

multicolour

Normal price 10,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

7,99

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ÖVERALLT

3-piece serving set

black

Normal price 19,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

13,99

ÖVERALLT

oil jug

Normal price 6,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

4,99

ÖVERALLT

carafe

Normal price 12,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

8,99

ÖVERALLT

jar with lid

Normal price 4,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

3,59

ÖVERALLT

pot stand, set of 3

Normal price 3,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

2,99

ÖVERALLT

rug, flatwoven

black

Normal price 29,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

19,99

ÖVERALLT

rug, flatwoven

natural

Normal price 59 €

price with IKEA FAMILY

39,99

ÖVERALLT

footstool

blue

Normal price 39,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

27,99

ÖVERALLT

jug

grey

Normal price 3,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

2,99

ÖVERALLT

stool

light brown

Normal price 49,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

35,99

ÖVERALLT

rocking-chair

blue

Normal price 69 €

price with IKEA FAMILY

49,99

ÖVERALLT

wall shelf

Normal price 39,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

27,99

ÖVERALLT

cushion

multicolour

Normal price 6,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

4,99

ÖVERALLT

basket

black

Normal price 16,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

11,99

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ÖVERALLT

paper napkin

Normal price 1,49

price with IKEA FAMILY

0,99 / 32 pack

ÖVERALLT

rug, flatwoven

natural colour-blue

Normal price 59 €

price with IKEA FAMILY

39,99

ÖVERALLT

blanket

multicolour

Normal price 14,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

9,99

ÖVERALLT

quilt cover and pillowcase

multicolour

Normal price 19,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

13,99

ÖVERALLT

easy chair

Normal price 49,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

35,99

ÖVERALLT

bench

light brown

Normal price 99 €

price with IKEA FAMILY

69,99

ÖVERALLT

table

light brown

Normal price 129 €

price with IKEA FAMILY

89 €

ÖVERALLT

cushion set

blue

Normal price 24,99

price with IKEA FAMILY

17,99