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LOKALT: Behind the scenes

With the LOKALT collection launching in June, IKEA decided to give a behind the scenes look at producing this collection of handcrafted products. You can find a link to the recorded session further down below!

What happens when four young contemporary designers from Amman, Delhi and Bangkok meet local artisans and local traditions? You get the LOKALT collection – unique handcrafted products with a contemporary design.

The products in this collection have been produced by social businesses in Jordan, Thailand and India. Everything is handmade by skilled artisans, creating work, equality and inclusion in regions where it’s most needed.

The collection will be launching in June in over 25 countries: Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US, Romania, Croatia, Poland, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Jordan. 
But IKEA would like to give you a behind the scenes look at how this collection came to be and how much work and creativity went into producing it:

LOKALT: online press event
Watch it here: www.about.ikea.com/live

During this event, you will get a chance to meet the designers, Maria O Brian, the IKEA Creative Leader of LOKALT and Vaishali Misra, Business Leader for Social Entrepreneurship, IKEA. 

Tania Haddad from Amman, IKEA in-house designer Akanksha Deo from Delhi and designer duo Ploypan Theerachai and Decha Archjananun, who are based in Bangkok, will also be present to share their thoughts about LOKALT.

LOKALT designers

Social business partners Jordan River Foundation, Doi Tung, Industree and Diamond carpets female weavers from India will also be introduced during the event.

Did this spark your interest? Then watch a recording of the event here!