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New design competition will help families cope with climate change

April 22, 2017

On Earth Day, the IKEA Foundation is announcing its support for a new global design competition—the Climate Action Challenge. We’re teaming up with Amsterdam-based design platform What Design Can Do and the Autodesk Foundation to run the challenge, which calls on designers and creative thinkers to find inspirational and practical ways to fight climate change and help people cope with its effects. Read more

Why IKEA Foundation’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year

January 31, 2017

Why IKEA Foundation’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year (The Guardian, 27 January 2017). Read more

The 25 Best Inventions of 2016 (Time Magazine, November 2016)

January 31, 2017

Every year, TIME selects the best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun. In the past, we’ve featured everything from the real-life hoverboard to the desktop DNA lab. Read more here. Read more

How to Save Thousands of Children’s Lives (Inter Press Service, October 2016)

January 31, 2017

When disasters strike, children are among the most vulnerable, and humanitarian aid agencies need to be able to respond immediately to save their lives. Read more here. Read more

IKEA Foundation gives euro 5-million grant for welfare of poor in India, Kenya (Economic Times, September 2016)

January 31, 2017

IKEA Foundation has given a euro 5-million grant to US-based non profit organisation Habitat for Humanity to work for the welfare of the poor in India and Kenya. Read more here. Read more

MoMA’s Insecurities exhibition to address the global refugee crisis (Dezeen, May 2016)

January 31, 2017

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has announced an exhibition of projects that aim to tackle the issue of shelter for migration and global refugee emergencies. Read more

What Design Can Do launches design challenge to create solutions for refugees (February, 2016)

January 31, 2017

Dutch organisation What Design Can Do has launched an international competition to help find solutions for refugees facing a wide variety of challenges. The What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge was announced today at the IKEA Democratic Design Days in Zürich, Switzerland, with Dezeen joining as media partner. The UN Refugee... Read more

IKEA Foundation assembles a solution for Syrian refugees (The Christian Science Monitor, November 2015)

January 31, 2017

The Swedish furniture giant IKEA has a 57-square-foot solution to a giant, global problem: smarter shelters for refugees. Read more

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Flat-pack refugee shelter wins Design of the Year 2016

January 30, 2017

The IKEA Foundation's temporary shelter designed for refugees has been named the 2016 Beazley Design of the Year, beating the artwork for David Bowie's final album and a robotic surgeon. Better Shelter was announced as the winner at an awards ceremony that took place at the Design Museum's new home in London last week. Read more

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IKEA co-workers among special guests at UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

October 6, 2016

IKEA co-workers who won the IKEA Foundation’s internal What Design Can Do refugee challenge and IKEA managers from 11 countries were special guests Monday night at the Nansen Refugee Award ceremony, hosted by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Geneva and supported by the IKEA Foundation. Read more