House & Home (128)
After years of white, minimalist cabinetry, the kitchen is becoming more colourful as leading manufacturers tempt consumers’ palates with brighter colours and wider pattern choices.
Why it matters
If consumers are truly tiring of the sober minimalist movement and instead craving something mood-lifting, could we begin to see brands in the house and home space looking at more direct ways to lift the human psyche? In the future could products be categorised by what they do for the mind as opposed to what they deliver functionally?
Source: Swedish design and housing magazines
18. November 2009
To promote its mattress range Sultan, IKEA has launched a lottery called “In bed with IKEA”. The 40 winners were invited to a special night at a Parisian music hall. Installed on king size beds, they were offered a 100% Swedish experience: a symphonic concert of Abba songs and an exclusive screening of the last two parts of the Millennium movie trilogy.
Fuss Free Wife is a new kitchen-keeping service that provides you with an invisible chef who will make sure your kitchen is stocked with everything you need. She’ll also cook you two dinners for one and one three-course dinner for two per week as well as a weekend brunch. Homemade bread, jams and juices are also included, all for £125 per week.