Ikea Turns to Indonesia for Product Inspiration

A summer collection of solar lamps, rattan furniture and cotton textiles also debuts
March 6, 2017Allison Zisko

Ikea JassaIkea Jassa collection
NEW YORK—Ikea is introducing Jassa, a new limited-edition collection inspired by Indonesian and South East Asian design that encourages spontaneity, togetherness and a little bending of the rules.

To create this collection, five designers immersed themselves in the world of traditional Vietnamese and Indonesian handicrafts, and cast aside mechanized processes. Jassa includes colorful fabrics and furnishings made from natural raw materials that combine modern designs and traditional craft methods. Products include a chaise crafted with virtually no nails or glue; ceramic plates that are sprinkle-glazed by hand; and cushion covers inspired by the Indonesian way of mixing vibrant colors and patterns.

In addition, Ikea’s new limited-edition summer/outdoor collection includes Solvinden LED solar-powered lamps; Mastholmen outdoor furniture that is handmade of rattan, which is renewable, and covered with a special coating that protects from all weathers; and Sommar table linens, rugs, cushions and other colorful cotton items.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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