EXEMPLAR: IKEA Post scriptum 2017

Fig 1 . Ikea unvieling of PS 2017 furniture and homewares, https://www.dezeen.com, Accessed March 23, 2017. https://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/16/ikea-ps-2017-collection-no-waste-products-furniture-recycled-materials-post-scriptum/.

Fig 1. Ikea unvieling of PS 2017 furniture and homewares, https://www.dezeen.com, Accessed March 23, 2017. https://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/16/ikea-ps-2017-collection-no-waste-products-furniture-recycled-materials-post-scriptum/.

Fig 2.  'Kungsbacka' kitchen cabinet doors made from recycled PET plastic bottles and wood, https://www.dezeen.com, Accessed March 23, 2017. https://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/16/ikea-ps-2017-collection-no-waste-products-furniture-recycled-materials-post-scriptum/.

Fig 2. 'Kungsbacka' kitchen cabinet doors made from recycled PET plastic bottles and wood, https://www.dezeen.com, Accessed March 23, 2017. https://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/16/ikea-ps-2017-collection-no-waste-products-furniture-recycled-materials-post-scriptum/.

Recently Ikea presented its Post Scriptim 2017 collection (see Fig 1. and Fig 2.), which includes "no waste" products made from recycled materials. The products are geared toward young urban dwellers and represent an accessible price point. Ikea’s collection will inform my work as they have developed an economically realistic way of applying waste materials to production. The Products are also designed for longevity with the example of the kitchen cabinets expected to last 25 years.