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Förändring by IKEA
This homeware collection is made from waste rice-straw, a rice-harvesting residue that is traditionally burned and contributes heavily to air pollution in northern India.
The rice straw is moulded, woven and mixed with recycled fabric waste to create a usable material. ‘Förändring’, a Swedish word that translates as ‘change’, is made using techniques employed by skilled Indian artisans. It is the first collection produced as part of IKEA’s ‘Better Air Now’ initiative.
The initiative seeks to create a design model for reducing air pollution that can be replicated in other crop-burning regions of the world.
Designed by Lolo Stigenius, Akanksha Deo, Iina Vuorivirta and Helene Davidsson.