African Designers behind the Ikea Overallt Collection speak on the inspiration behind their work

At the Design Indaba Conference 2019 which held back in February, the team of African designers who collaborated with IKEA on the Overallt Collection, share the inspirations and motivations behind their products.

The Overallt Collection, which was launched during the conference, is the product of over 2 years of creative collaboration. IKEA had a desire to learn more about the contemporary African design scene and the creative explosion that is evident in several cities around Africa. From exploration to ideation, the result is a collection of products that is all about building bridges and discovering the “urban living room” together with others.

The IKEA ÖVERALLT collection design team:
Issa Diabaté, Selly Raby Kane, Naeem Biviji and Bethan Rayner, Bibi Seck, Mariam Hazem and Hend Riad, Renee Rossouw, Sindiso Khumalo, Laduma Ngxokolo, Mikael Axelsson, Ina Vuorivirta, Kevin Gouriou, Johanna Jelinek
walls shelves designed by issa diabaté and kevin gouriou
easy chairs designed by issa diabaté and kevin gouriou
rug designed by laduma ngxokolo and mikael axelsson
basket designed by selly raby kane and iina vuorivirta
bench designed by bethan rayner, naeem biviji, and mikael axelsson
blanket designed by sindiso khumalo, renee rossouw, and johanna jelenik
rocking chair and footstool designed by bibi seck and mikael axelsson
cushion designed byhend riad, mariam hazem, and hanna dalrot

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