If the statement “Just pouring fresh water into a clear glass is in fact extraordinary spectacular,” gives you goosebumps then this is the Ikea collaboration for you. Designed by Ingegerd Råman, one of Scandinavia’s most well-known glass designer and ceramist, the Viktigt collection features bamboo and natural fibre pieces, as well as glass and ceramic. Each piece is about celebrating small everyday moments. “The love of food is the basis of my interest in usable things—objects you use every day. For me every day is equally important,” Råman said in the collection’s press release. It’s also about pure minimalism—or as minimalist as Råman and her team could make possible. “I take away and then take away some more,” Råman said, until what’s left of each piece is just the essence or what’s essential to make it functional.
She worked together with Ikea designers and craftsmen in the factory in Vietnam to make each product’s creation a collaborative effort. The design team was most taken by the transformation of the natural fibres into beautiful objects. “Pieces made from natural fibers are as far from standardized design as you can get. It’s handmade. Every chair and basket is different—that’s what intrigues me the most,” Ikea designer Nike Karlsson says.
You’d never guess all this incredibly chic stuff is from Ikea
Carafe and glassThe perfect midnight water nightstand companion.
Viktigt Carafe and Glass, $15 at Ikea.IKEA
Serving PlatesStackable and totally elegant on any table.
Viktigt Serving Plate, set of 3, $25 at Ikea.IKEA
BasketsPerfect for storing jewellery and small accessories.
Viktigt Basket with lid, set of 2, $35 at Ikea.IKEA
ArmchairThe ultimate minimalist armchair. This one is lightweight, yet durable.
Viktigt Armchair, $200 at Ikea.IKEA
Basket with handlesUse it as a magazine stand or for collecting clutter from around the house and delivering it where it belongs.
Viktigt Basket with handles, $20 at Ikea.IKEA
Basket with lidMake a big statement with this small basket.
Viktigt Basket with lid, $15 at Ikea.IKEA
ChairMade entirely of rattan and bamboo, these chairs would look great around a small table.
Viktigt Chair, $80 at Ikea.IKEA
ChairBamboo, rattan and, believe it or not, paper cord, make this natural fibre chair sturdy and strong.
Viktigt Chair, $80 at Ikea.IKEA
ChairSteel and paper cord make for a surprisingly sturdy and comfortable seat.
Viktigt Chair, $149 at Ikea.IKEA
DishEither a gorgeous fruit bowl or a piece of wall art; your pick.
Viktigt Dish, $20 at Ikea.IKEA
Pendant Lamp ShapeImagine the great patterns this would paint on your walls.
Viktigt Pendant lamp shape, $40 at Ikea.IKEA
SofaLightweight, sturdy seating for two.
Viktigt Sofa, $249 at Ikea.IKEA
RugThis seagrass and polypropylene rug is durable and double sided.
Viktigt rug, $50 at Ikea.IKEA
Hanging PlantersAdd some greenery to your minimalist interior with these baskets woven from water hyacinth.
Viktigt Hanging planter, set of 2, $25 at Ikea.IKEA
JugIs there a more elegant way to serve lemonade?
Viktigt Jug, $8 at Ikea.IKEA
BasketAdd some style to a kid's room with these baskets perfect for corralling toys.
Viktigt Basket, $40 at Ikea.IKEA
ChairThis small seat is perfect for condos and apartments. Lots of style in a small package.
Viktigt Chair, $50 at Ikea.IKEA