Well, thanks to Ikea, going green is about to be as easy as simply walking into one of the Scandinavian chain s massive outlets and opting for goods from its upcoming no waste collection.
Though not comprehensive, Ikea s new recycled line features small seats, kitchen cabinets, and glass-blown vases which — if you didn t know they were recycled — look similar in quality and design to everything else in the brand s extensive lineup.
Looking at the kitchen cabinet setup — known as the KUNGSBACKA kitchen — the doors were built using recycled plastic bottles and recycled wood, yet the finished product is a sleek, wood-topped cabinet/sink combo.
Ikea product developer Anna Granath asserts that the unit is roughly 99.9 percent recycled, showing that a stylish piece of furniture built from waste doesn t have to be a far-fetched idea.
To create something unique that can also be mass-produced was an exciting challenge for me as a designer, and for Ikea, said designer Iina Vuorivirta.
If the initial collection does well, expect Ikea to expand its collection to include even more environmentally friendly housing goods options.