Friday, March 27, 2015

IKEA's New "SEKTION" Kitchen Range Offers More Customization Options to Create the Dream Kitchen

New Features Such as Increased Modularity and Integrated Lighting Allow Homeowners to Create Individualized Kitchen Solutions


IKEA launched the SEKTION, a new, versatile kitchen system. The new modular kitchen, which replaced the current kitchen system AKURUM, enables customers to create truly customizable solutions, regardless of the size and shape of their kitchen space. SEKTION offers new features such as more modularity, integrated lighting, inside drawer organization, and "drawers within drawers," giving homeowners options to create a beautiful, quality kitchen at a great price.



In developing SEKTION, IKEA did extensive research into what the kitchen means to people today, discovering that functionality and ease of use are top-of-mind for customers. "At IKEA, we understand that people want to create a home that is comfortable, safe and welcoming for their friends and families," says Kathleen Wilber, IKEA US Sales Leader for Kitchens. "For the new SEKTION kitchen, this meant creating a collection that that is beautiful, easy to use, and works for all of life's everyday activities, from cooking and eating to socializing and doing homework."


Features of the new SEKTION kitchen system include:

  • A modular design that is easier to install, more functional and gives you almost endless possibilities when creating your kitchen.
  • Drawers within drawers that give you extra storage while maintaining a sleek, modern look.
  • New interior organizers to help squeeze the most out of every square inch of drawer and cabinet space and create a kitchen where things are accessible and easy to find.
  • Integrated LED lighting with features such as corner modules, electrical and USB outlets, remote control dimming and in-drawer lighting.  



SEKTION also retains the best features of the current IKEA kitchens, such as soft close drawers and doors, a wall mounted rail system for easy installation, and a 25-year limited warranty. SEKTION is not compatible with the AKURUM system.


SEKTION is available in a range of colors and styles from traditional to modern and everywhere in between. Customers can use the online IKEA Kitchen Planner to plan their own SEKTION kitchen. In addition to the online tools, IKEA offers a full range of services in-store, from planning and measuring to ordering and installing.






About IKEA

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 360 IKEA stores in 47 countries, including 40 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment.

For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

Monday, February 23, 2015

BOOKNITURE - Furniture Hidden in a Book by Mike PLATEAUS

BOOK x FURNITURE = BOOKNITURE

BOOKNITURE is an extremely compact furniture. You can store it or carry it around just like a book. In just a flip, it unfolds from a book to a piece of multifunctional furniture.

Easy Storage
Quick Setup
Multifunctional
Highly portable





BOOKNITURE IS SPECIAL

BOOKNITURE combines advanced honeycomb paper structure with traditional craft of book-binding.

The binding is performed in a factory which specializes in traditional book assembly.





BOOKNITURE MEETS YOUR NEEDS

BOOKNITURE can be used in endless ways: it can be a stool, a foot rest, a nightstand, a standing work desk... and many more!

What's more? Stack it up and make a table & chair set; Add a wood board on top of 2 BOOKNITUREs to make it a bench; Stack a few layers more and it becomes a shelf! Possibility with BOOKNITURE is endless. As long as you don't limit your imagination!

BOOKNITURE is also light and portable. Fold it back into a book and take it out everywhere! BOOKNITURE makes sure you can sit anywhere with style and comfort.

All images courtesy of BOOKNITURE. For more information please visit www.bookniture.com

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pen Store Retail Interiors by Form Us with Love

The Pen Store is a new retail space that behaves like a shop, a gallery, an atelier and a supplier warehouse - a new brand experience, designed by the Stockholm based industrial design studio; Form Us With Love.



With the aim to provide a long sought after creative hub for local studios and o ces, the Pen Store has become the place to gather and share ideas of sketching, drawing and writing, using the best materials on the market. "We really hope our store can be a living space for people that like pens as much as we do," says Pen Store.


Inspired by their own studio work practice of drawing new designs, Form Us With Love wanted to invite more people from di erent creative disciplines to interact with the wide ranging assortment at the new store. "We would like to change the perspective and show what you actually can do with Pen Store's great products rather then just show the pens," says Form Us With Love.




The Pen Store experience was materialised by international renowned artist such as Lovisa Bur tt, Rasmus Wingård, Amelie Hegardt, Moley Talhaoui and Clara Aldén who took part in the rst experimental exhibition, using their favourite materials from the store. "We asked our favourite artists, illustrators and designers to pick there favourite pen and interact with the space, the outcome was amazing," says FUWL.


Centred around the supplier-studio relation, interacting with the users of fountain pens, markers, mechanical pencils and brush-tips, the Pen Store comes to life, as the number one supplier for the creatives of the world. The posterns generated will be produced by Paper Collective and 15% will be donated to save the rainforest.




About Pen Store - www.penstore.se
Situated on vibrant Hornsagatan in Stockholm, the new Pen Store is the place to go to for anyone who puts their pens close to their heart. The product assortment is constantly growing in store and online - providing the best pens, notebooks and paper materials in the world.

About Form Us With Love | FUWL - www.formuswithlove.se
FUWL was started in 2005 by John Löfgren, Jonas Pettersson, and Petrus Palmér. They met studying Product Design at Kalmar University, in deepest, darkest Småland, a county in southern Sweden known to be the heartland of Swedish furniture manufacturing.

Even if the number of products that carries its name is big for a relatively young design studio, the biggest achievement for FUWL isn't the actual product, but the process of thinking, creating and communicating design. Through its relentless search for new opportunities and collaborations FUWL has shown that there are still great opportunities right under our noses. FUWL's ambition is to be part in creating the top design companies around and has a strong belief that holistic design thinking is the way to get there.

All photos Copyright © 2015 Form Us With Love

Monday, December 15, 2014

BEHR 2015 Color and Style Trends

Behr Paints Introduces 2015 Color Trends Featuring Four Eye-Catching Themes and 20 Captivating Hues

-Vibrant Collection Highlights Top Trends to Inspire DIYers to Create Their Dream Home-

2015 Color and Style Trends of Behr Paints have 20 all-new exclusive paint colors and four inspirational design styles. Influenced by the pleasure and emotion color evokes, Behr empowers its consumers to create rooms that are balanced, stylish and inviting. By providing an extensive range of captivating color palettes, Behr's new trends offer creative inspiration to help consumers coordinate different colors and tones to maximize the level of energy they wish to convey in each living space. Wall colors can be dramatic or ethereal, energetic or relaxed. These wall colors can be beautifully complemented by colors in furnishings, textiles and décor objects for harmonious results.



"Color itself is like one of the senses, enhancing our world and our state of mind," said Erika Woelfel, Director of Color Marketing for Behr Paints. "Behr's 2015 Color Trends will help consumers pick the right color for their projects while providing a glimpse of how rooms appear in different tones."

Using this inspiration, Behr Paints has identified four on-trend themes with 20 all-new paint colors:

Deep Dreams 
An invitation to a tranquil escape into a dreamy, mythical landscape, Deep Dreams features serene colors like teal, charcoal and eggplant that offer an oasis of relaxation in a bedroom. Balance is created with white trim, gold metallic and pops of citron yellow in the décor accessories. Lush layers of patterned textiles invite fuchsia, bright green, and purple into the mix.
Corresponding BEHR Paint Colors include:

Liaison T15-1
Seared Gray T15-2
Essential Teal T15-3
Your Majesty T15-4
Heritage Oak T15-5



Frosted Pastels 
An open look at how pastels create stimulating environments when combined with zesty bright accents, the contrast of pastel and striking accent is balanced by touches of mauve and black found on floor stencils, fireplace tile and window treatments.

Corresponding BEHR Paint Colors include:

Dreamscape Gray T15-6
Secret Blush T15-7
Elusive Blue T15-8
Dandelion Tea T15-9

Social Brights 
A refined balance of brights and neutrals, lighter and darker colors, Social Brights features pure blue, red, purple and orange that feel energetic, draw attention and create a lively place for conversation. Shades of gray are the perfect balance on adjoining walls, trim or ceiling. Other intense hues make playful accompaniments in small decorative accessories for tabletop and shelving displays.
Corresponding BEHR Paint Colors include:

Clarified Orange T15-10
Sonic Blue T15-11
Graphic Grape T15-12
Prime Purple T15-13
Super Hero T15-14
Plastic Lime T15-15


Nuanced Neutrals 
A spotlight on weathered, rustic colors, the hallmark of today's mid-range neutral palette, Nuanced Neutrals features dusty aqua paneling and light tan walls, the casual companions of charcoal, lively copper and citrus orange accents.
Corresponding BEHR Paint Colors include:

Blue Clay T15-16
Mocha Foam T15-17
Snap Pea Green T15-18
Mulberry Wine T15-19
Peach Preserve T15-20


From the sweet charm of pastels, to the comfortable ambience of neutral tones, to the dare and majesty of deep and bright tones, Behr Paints has pulled together trends to capture the balance needed to create inviting, inspiring and dramatically transformed rooms. First, to keep pastel rooms from feeling overly sweet, a pop of bright color and dark accents add dimension and create an airy, feminine appeal. Touches of dusty earth tones ensure neutral rooms create a marriage of function and comfort. For deep and hued rooms, layers of color and texture in furniture, window treatments and other accessories add volume and interest, and rich patterns in textiles allow accent colors to shine. Finally, brights are used sparingly and balanced with lighter or darker colors to create a refined yet lively look.

Each original trend is showcased with a room image that embodies the theme, and includes a selection of diverse in-vogue colors. The Behr 2015 Color Trends brochure can be found in stores and includes detailed décor themes plus design and decorating tips to help consumers visualize each space. To further the visual experience, consumers can follow a QR code found on the back of the Trend Card brochure or watch a video online that brings the themes to life.

Additionally, explore, preview and purchase the 2015 Color Trends and select the project type, size, brand, and sheen on the ColorSmart by BEHR Digital Paint Store. This all-new tool allows consumers to purchase paint orders for delivery to their home.

The ColorSmart by BEHR Mobile application, available as a free download for iPhone®, iPad® and Android compatible devices, helps users find the perfect BEHR Paint Color at the touch of a finger. For updates, fans can find Behr on Facebook at facebook.com/BehrPaint and on Twitter at twitter.com/BehrPaint. Plus, visit Behr.com for inspiration and how-to information and Behr's blog colorfullybehr.com to learn more about the 2015 Color Trends.

Founded in 1947, Behr Process Corporation is one of the largest suppliers of architectural paint and exterior wood care products to the United States and Canadian do-it-yourself channel. Behr manufactures paints, decorative finishes, primers, stains and surface preparation products. Professional contractors can visit behrpro.com to learn more about BEHR® products and BehrPro® services. Behr is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation and is headquartered in Santa Ana, CA.