Tag: IKEA

Five design innovations for Europe’s refugee crisis, vetted by IKEA’s head of design (Quartz, July 2016)

January 31, 2017

To address the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, one Dutch design organization issued a global call to the creative community: “What can designers do to help?”. Read more here. Read more

What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge unveils 25 shortlisted projects to improve refugee’s lives (Dezeen, June 2016)

January 31, 2017

25 designs that offer a range of solutions for improving the lives of refugees living in urban environments have been shortlisted for the first What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge. 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

Let's Play IKEA Foundation

Thank you for making the first Let’s Play for Change campaign a success!

January 9, 2017

Around Asia and Africa, thousands of children are playing their way to a better life, thanks to the IKEA Foundation’s partners, co-workers and customers who got involved in the first Let’s Play for Change campaign. During the campaign period, IKEA co-workers and customers engaged in the cause, and an amazing 12.6 million IKEA children’s products were sold. Read more

Say yes to play with our new Good Cause campaign!

November 20, 2016

Today—20 November—is Children’s Rights Day, and the IKEA Foundation is celebrating by launching a new campaign in IKEA stores to help more children enjoy their right to play. Play is at the heart of every happy childhood. It gives children the chance to find out about the world, learn how... Read more

Shining a light into refugee camps

June 20, 2016

On World Refugee Day, we are celebrating the success of the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign to light up refugee camps—making them safer, better places for children and families. Every parent knows how important light is for a young child when they’re scared. Knowing you can switch on the light, and see that you’re safe, brings great comfort. Read more

Thank you IKEA Foundation

IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign raises 30.8 million euros for renewable energy sources for refugee families

January 18, 2016

IKEA’s global campaign has raised 30.8 million euros for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to provide light and renewable energy sources for refugee families. Read more

Thank you IKEA Foundation

Thank you for helping us donate €30 million to light up refugee camps

January 18, 2016

Our Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign is helping the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) bring light and energy to refugee camps in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Thanks to the support of IKEA’s co-workers and customers, the campaign has raised a total of €30.8 million to fund renewable energy... Read more

Soft toys IKEA Foundation

How soft toys are helping 12 million dreams come true

January 15, 2016

Thank you for helping us donate €88 million since 2003! More than 12 million children in Africa, Asia and Europe have better schools, teachers and learning materials, thanks to a successful 13-year partnership between the IKEA Foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF. Since 2003, we have donated €1 for every... Read more

Over 12 million children have better educational opportunities through IKEA Foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF partnership

January 15, 2016

More than 12 million children in over 46 countries have better schools, teachers and learning materials, thanks to a 13-year partnership... Read more