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Ikea Enlists Distinguished Group of African Creatives To Design Its New Collection – Okay Africa

Ikea Enlists Distinguished Group of African Creatives To Design Its New Collection – Okay Africa The next time you psych yourself up to take the day-long trip to Ikea, you may be delighted to find furniture and home goods created by African designers lining its never-ending shelves.

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The Swedish retail giant, which owns 392 stores across 48 countries, has enlisted a noteworthy group of creatives from the African continent to produce its 2019 flagship collection.

The collaboration came about after, Marcus Engman, Ikea’s Head of Design, and Ravi Naidoo, founder of Design Inbada—an annual conference for African designers— met to discuss and map-out a plan to spotlight the work of African architects, illustrators and designers, through Ikea’s global platform, CNN International reports.

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