Keep your Allen wrench at the ready, because everyone’s favourite Swedish import is looking for some fresh Canadian talent in the form of a new reality TV show. If you know your Poängs from your Malms and have a love for modern, functional design, you might be exactly who it’s hoping to find.
That’s right, IKEA is on the hunt for its next design consultant to style its catalogue and ads and has teamed up with Bell Media to create a brand-new show to help with the search.
The producers of the as-yet-untitled show are looking for six talented interior designers to battle it out over six episodes until only one design superstar is left standing.
The six unique design challenges give candidates the opportunity to showcase their personality and skills by transforming a series of different spaces using IKEA furniture and accents; the designers’ work will then be judged by an expert panel.
The winner will be awarded a contract with IKEA Canada valued at a minimum of $35,000 with the possibility of other prizes still yet to be announced. (No one’s said anything about a lifetime supply of Swedish meatballs, but we can hope, right?)The six-episode show will be filmed in Toronto in August and September, so there’s no time to wait. Apply now!