Tag: Better Shelter

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

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 Agency (UNHCR) and the IKEA […] Read more

Flat-pack IKEA Foundation

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

World Humanitarian Day IKEA Foundation

How we’re helping kids get their childhoods back

August 19, 2016

It’s World Humanitarian Day and we’re celebrating our partners’ amazing work to help children and families caught up in disasters and conflicts, often at their own personal risk. Read more

Refugee IKEA Foundation

What home is for a refugee without one

August 17, 2016

For this year's IKEA catalogue we visited our partners Better Shelter and UNHCR in Greece to see how our support is helping refugee children. The story is featured on page 161 and replicated here. Read more

Better Shelter, IKEA Foundation and UNHCR ready to improve life for thousands of refugee families

March 24, 2015

A unique collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the UNHCR has resulted in a new, innovative, safer and more durable shelter for refugee families around the world. Read more

Designing a better home for refugees, inspired by IKEA and financed by IKEA Foundation

June 23, 2013

The IKEA Foundation has been driving a unique collaboration with a team of Swedish designers and UNHCR to design a better refugee shelter. Read more

Designing a better home for refugee children

June 20, 2013

On World Refugee Day, the IKEA Foundation is celebrating its unique partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Refugee Housing Unit—a partnership to design and build a better home for refugee families. Many of the shelters currently used in refugee camps often have a life span of as little as six months before the impact of sun, […] Read more

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