This IKEA collection has got me so excited! I’ve been swooning over the Bohemian and eclectic offerings from the US for ages, wondering when the UK would finally catch on. So IKEA is bringing something new to the UK by releasing a whole collection featuring vibrant colourful textiles and authentic materials.
IKEA is spreading some serious Bohemian vibes with the launch of the JASSA limited edition collection. You can expect an eclectic mix of furniture, textiles and accessories with contributions from five different designers. Inspired by Indonesian and South East Asian design traditions, the handmade products are all created out of natural raw materials. Curved lines, natural materials, and vibrantly patterned textiles are the main attraction. JASSA will infuse your home with summer’s relaxed vibe, all year round.
JASSA plates. Side plate £3/each, Plate £3.50/each, Serving plate £9.95/each
Table £Price TBC 60cm.
JASSA series. Bag £8/each
THE TEAM BEHIND THE IKEA JASSA COLLECTION
The team included Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek and IKEA in-house designers Nike Karlsson, Iina Vuorivirta and Paulin Machado, guided and coordinated by Karin Gustavsson. Each designer has put their own stamp on the collection, but its parts come together to generate a sense of bohemia.
As a Creative Leader, Karin’s goal is to create a more relaxed, functional and beautiful world. “JASSA is about taking familiar things like hand-woven natural fibre objects and batik textiles and transforming them into something new and exciting,” she says.
For people who don’t want to go all in with the Bohemian look, JASSA offers lots of options. Karin explains, “The earthy handmade furniture can be combined with cooler, simpler black and white fabrics or you can scatter a few brightly coloured JASSA cushions on an existing sofa. Creative people might want to make something of their own with the pre-cut fabrics. In the true spirit of JASSA, we say ‘anything goes’!”
JASSA cushion covers L50×W50cm £4/each Assorted patterns/blue Assorted colours L65×W65cm £7/each Assorted colours. Assorted patterns
Textile designer Paulin Machado was inspired by the Indonesian way of mixing colours and patterns. “The way the JASSA patterns are built up visually, is very much like batik or ikat. There are lots of competing colours: pinks and yellows and blues and greens. To begin with, you wonder how they can possibly work together!” she laughs, “but in the end they just do!”
JASSA series. Decoration vase £16 H37cm. Decoration vase £16 H45cm. Bowl £9.95, H21cm. Cushion cover £5 L40×W65cm. Assorted colours.
JASSA series. Basket £45, H40cm.
JASSA floor cushion L48×W48cm. 10cm thick. Assorted colours
Every single piece within the JASSA collection is different. One rattan sofa might be slightly more curved than another and its texture slightly smoother or coarser. You might spot a slight asymmetry but this is barely noticeable.
The whole JASSA collection is 100% handmade. This includes the furniture, baskets, sea-grass mats and bamboo lampshades. Many hours of work went into bending and weaving the materials. The craftsman had to understand how to create joins with virtually no nails or glue.
JASSA pendant lamps. Cord set is sold separately. Pendant lamp shade £15/each, H48cm. Pendant lamp shade £20, H37cm.
JASSA sofa £79 Handmade by a skilled craftsman. Clear lacquered rattan.
This collection really reminds me of my travels in Thailand and Marrakech (my two most favourite holidays ever!) and epitomises Bohemian Eclectic décor. And even if Bohemian interiors aint your thing, I think there will be many pieces and fabrics from this collection that would add something special to any space.
The JASSA collection is going to be available from March for a limited period only. Now what are my favourites? My shopping list definitely includes the blue splatter plates, pretty much all of the cushions and the weave baskets….
Pop a comment below and let me know if you like this new IKEA collection and what your favourites are.