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Self-Care Textile Collections

IKEA's TÄNKVÄRD Collection Fuses Scandinavian & Japanese Design

— April 1, 2019 — Art & Design
This spring, IKEA is introducing TÄNKVÄRD as a tactile collection of natural materials and fibers, like linen and rattan. All of the pieces are made to look as if they already have a slight patina to them, fusing the elegant simplicity of Scandinavian style with Japanese design for a result that's called "perfectly imperfect."

As TÄNKVÄRD is described as being an exploration of "basic human needs through furniture and textiles," the new collection from IKEA will introduce its first-ever kimono that's said to be a wearable garment that's connected to the home.

With these furniture pieces and textiles, users are invited to experience a deeper sense of calm, a better night of rest and an emotional connection to the products.
Trend Themes
1. Natural Material Collections - Opportunity for companies to create tactile collections of natural materials and fibers with imperfect design, catering to individuals seeking a sense of calm and emotional connection through their products.
2. Multi-functional Textiles - Opportunity for companies to create multi-functional textiles, like IKEA's wearable kimono, that bridge the gap between fashion and furniture, emphasizing the idea of products connected to the home and basic human needs.
3. Imperfect Minimalism - Opportunity for companies to create products that embrace the idea of elegant simplicity with slight imperfections, producing a fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese design while catering to individuals seeking a deeper sense of calm and emotional connection.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - Opportunity for furniture companies to explore the connection between natural materials and basic human needs, creating collections that offer individuals a deeper sense of calm and emotional connection through their products.
2. Fashion - Opportunity for fashion companies to create multi-functional textiles that bridge the gap between fashion and furniture, emphasizing the idea of products connected to the home and basic human needs.
3. Home Decor - Opportunity for home decor companies to create collections that embrace the idea of elegant simplicity with slight imperfections, producing a fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese design while catering to individuals seeking a deeper sense of calm and emotional connection.
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