Free display

The Last Straw

IKEA and the Design Museum present the Last Straw, an installation featuring the last ever single-use plastic straw IKEA will serve or sell in any store in the UK and Ireland. The exhibit will be hosted on the mezzanine floor and will be accompanied by an impactful film, highlighting the small sustainable steps we can all take in protecting the home we all share.

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What to expect

The Last Straw exhibition coincides with the week that IKEA will no longer serve or sell single-use plastic straws in any of its UK & Ireland stores. By immortalising its last single-use plastic straw, IKEA aims to inspire the nation to collectively take small everyday steps that have a positive impact on the planet. The Last Straw will be displayed as an artefact, and is a tangible symbol of IKEA’s People and Planet Positive strategy, which sets the sustainability agenda and ambitions for the business until 2030.

Booking information

This temporary display is located on the mezzanine. Members of the public are free to visit the exhibit and enjoy The Last Straw installation and film.

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About IKEA

With a vision to create a better everyday life for the many people, IKEA offers well-designed, functional and affordable home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible are able to afford a beautiful and functional home. IKEA UK and Ireland is proud to partner with the Design Museum on its mission to enable the many to live more sustainably.