It’s technically still summer, but Ikea’s mind is already on winter. The retailer just announced Värmer, a new line of winter and holiday-themed goods meant for cozy days spent with friends and family.
Ikea tapped two design teams from different hemispheres—one from Sweden and one from Kenya—to create the line based on their own holiday traditions. “We were curious to see what we have in common and what separates the way we spend the winter holiday season in Kenya and Sweden,” said Mette Nissen, a creative leader at Ikea. As it turns out, according to Nissen, “We do pretty much the same things—we eat, we play games, we hang out together.”
As such, Nairobi’s Studio Propolis designed a wide array of objects that include a wooden easy chair, a set of avocado-shaped nesting bowls inspired by the avocado harvest, and a multipurpose game table. Meanwhile, Sarah Fager and Jens Fager of Sweden designed a minimalist battery-powered lantern, a basket to carry wood logs, and a tan floor pouf, among other goods.
Värmer goes on sale in October—just in time for the first fall chill. Take a closer look at the range below.