Good news for people like me who have a thing for knick-knacks!in August, IKEA launched SAMMANHANG, a year-long limited edition collection of open and closed storage units for showcasing and storing your prized belongings. Ranging from the smallest of boxes, to pieces of furniture, the collection is created in collaboration with seven designers. In a variety of materials, SAMMANHANG shows a side of IKEA storage that you perhaps aren’t as used to seeing. The collection is available both in stores and online.
Whether you want to display your collection of vintage posters, store your colourful pasta, show your scarf collection or keep your button collection in order, IKEA’s new range of storage products will work for all areas of your home. IKEA designers created SAMMANHANG for embracing and displaying your belongings.
I have been collecting beautiful things as long as I can remember.
I used to spend my childhood summers on a little island with my family. There was no running water, electricity or any other mod cons, just a little cabin, sauna and the sea. I used to collect pebbles, driftwood, feathers, dried flowers and create little art displays with them. Now, one of my favourite things to do on holidays is to help my children find seashells and other treasures that have washed up on the beach.
I still like to surround myself with beautiful items and I’m always on a lookout for new things to add to my curated collection. My favourite items are vases, candle holders, pottery and any interesting curiosities. I often use them as props in my job as a product stylist and also I love creating coffee table or shelf displays in my home. Storing my prop collection, especially the smaller items, can mean items get lost or broken. This new collection offers a solution to keep them safe while still on display.
I chose a few items from the SAMMANHANG range, dark grey and cork boxes, glass boxes, glass display domes and my absolute favourites – display domes with cork base. They are so pretty and I have used them to display various things already, from jewellery to succulents!
This post is made in collaboration with IKEA