Tag: IKEA

Hitch a ride to a clean-energy future with the New American Road Trip

September 20, 2018

The IKEA Foundation is supporting an electric-vehicle tour from San Francisco to New York, to show that Americans are ‘still in’ when it comes to stopping climate change. The New American Road Trip, an electric-vehicle tour across America, will highlight the stories of the people, cities and emerging technologies that are fulfilling the US pledge […] Read more

In memory of our founder, Ingvar Kamprad

January 29, 2018

With great sadness, we heard today that our founder, Ingvar Kamprad, passed away last night. Ingvar achieved many incredible things in his life and had a tremendous passion for working hard to achieve—in his words—“a glorious future”. Our CEO, Per Heggenes, said: “One of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar inspired and challenged […] Read more

Jump in and play for children’s rights!

October 23, 2017

Today, the IKEA Foundation kicks off the second year of the Let’s Play for Change campaign, which runs from the end of October until Christmas in IKEA stores. Play is not only vital for a healthy childhood; it’s a basic human right. Working with six amazing partners—Handicap International, Save the Children, Special Olympics, Room to Read, UNICEF and War Child—we’re making the right to play a reality for children affected by poverty, disability and migration. Read more

World Humanitarian Day: Shining a light on unseen emergencies

August 19, 2017

Every year on World Humanitarian Day, the IKEA Foundation honours the aid workers who risk their lives to protect others. This year we are highlighting Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the incredible, lifesaving medical care they deliver in some of the world’s most overlooked crises. Around the world, MSF brings medical care to thousands of […] Read more

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, so we wanted to say thank you to the IKEA Foundation’s partners, IKEA 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 […] 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 to get on with people, […] 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

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