Swedish glass designer and ceramist Ingegerd Råmen is the grande dame of her craft in Scandinavia. For Ikea to have her collaborate on their VIKTIGT collection is huge! Ingegerd, along with Ikea designers Nike Karlsson and Wibeke Braasch, has created this discrete collection which ranges from finely crafted ceramics, glassware to some bamboo pieces including baskets, a pendant light, and chairs. The collaboration is not just Ikea and Ingegerd, but it is a coming together of designers and skilled craftsmen from both Vietnam and Poland. Viktigt means important in Swedish and that is what is left after objects have been stripped down to their most important elements. The collection is based on stubborn reduction until only the essentials remain.
"The love of food is the basis of my interest in usable things- objects you use every day. For me the every day is equally important." Ingegerd Råman
The items are available for a limited time only starting from May 2016. I'm also very much looking forward to the book Ikea is publishing about Ingegerd Råman: It's Nothing But It's Still Something. What do you think about the collection? Anything on your wish list?