You could almost call 2015 ”The year of collaborations”. People went bananas in Ikea, hacked their Ikea kitchens and we finally get ourselves a beautiful floor vase without stripes from Kähler.
I am of course talking about Ilse Crawford x Ikea, Norm Architects x Reform and Anders Arhøj x Kähler. My three favourite collaboration from this year.
Ilse really put herself on everyone’s wish list this past year with her 30-piece Sinnerlig collection of furniture, textiles and accessories for Ikea. It was out in stores worldwide this past autumn and has pretty much been sold out ever since. I actually only managed to get my hands on one of the flowerpot. (I know the pic doesn’t show much of the Ilse collection, just wanted to show you my sad face, back when I took the afternoon off to go collect some items and all I got was the flowerpot).
Plain white kitchens is nice, but also a bit boring I think, so you can understand my excitement with the Ikea hack Norm Architects did for Reform. It was first showcased at North Modern almost a year ago and I have pretty much been dreaming about it ever since.
You may know Anders as the guy with the fun little ceramic ghosts. I love the work of Anders Arhøj, mostly his small vases, but what he did for Kähler is just amazing. I want it all. The bowl, the dish, the flowerpot and three different vases in three sizes – all made with a clear inspiration from Japanese ceramics.