IKEA is a Sweden based company that offers functional home furnishing products at cheap prices that can be afforded by all. This world renowned company has been gradually shifting to make use of green processes and produce a wide range of designer and contemporary eco-friendly and sustainable products which are available in IKEA stores globally. IKEAâs mission of going green starts in their stores where ample waste generated is recycled and used in manufacturing the modern design affordable and popular furnishing products. Listed below are 10 such IKEA products that reflect the companyâs vision of going green.
1. HultÃ¶ Chair
A designer of IKEA furniture, Jonas Kamprad, has made use of rattan, a natural and renewable fibre used extensively to make furniture and baskets, to make this designer chair called the HultÃ¶ chair. The frame of the furniture item is made up of steel and clear acrylic lacquer is used to bind the rattan fibres over it. The chair is stackable and thus saves space. The cost of this elegant chair is $69.99
2. Leran Pendant Lamp
Designer Nicolas Cortolezzis of IKEA has designed this large sized pendant lamp by making use of bamboo and rattan. The designer has weaved the bamboo and rattan fibres together and created this basket shaped lighting fixture. This lamp shade gives both directed and diffused light and employs Ikea’s low-energy light bulbs to illuminate your room. This nature inspired âLeran pendant lampâ costs $90.
3. Asplenium Potted Plant
IKEA also offers a range of beautiful potted plants that adds to the decor of your living room as well as freshen-up the air. You can grow a variety of organic plants like asplenium, which require a low maintainence and can be grown inside the house. These beautiful plants will grow in your home providing a green space in your pollution packed city. The cost of this Asplenium potted plant is $8.
4. Sunnan Solar Desk Lamp
IKEA has designed these green alternative lighting systems called SUNNAN LED desk lamp. These solar lamps make use of light to charge up the solar batteries during day, for 9-12 hours, which power the LED bulb to illuminate at night for as long as four hours. This eco-friendly Solar-Powered Table Lamp costs $20.
5. Ikea 365+ RISP Duvet Set
IKEA 365+ RISP Duvet cover and pillowcase is not made of pure cotton it is created by making use of 50 percent cotton and 50 percent lyocell. Lyocell is a fibre that originates from wood pulp and makes use of plenty of water and energy for being produced. Being a better alternative to synthetic, IKEA has made use of this material along with cotton. IKEA 365+ RISP set comes in a various sizes and colour ranging from $40-$60.
6. Dvala Fitted Sheet
IKEA has been somehow managed to grow cotton in a greener and more sustainable way. They have implied the Indian and Pakistani cotton producing practices to generate cotton that makes use of less quantity of water, pesticides and fertilizers. Dvala fitted sheets are made out of fabric that makes use of 15% less cotton compared to customary cotton merchandize. The fitted sheet can cover a 25 cm thick mattress and is available in various colours. The cost of Dvala fitted sheet is $10.
7. Ikea PS HÃ¤llar Stool
Maria Vinka has designed this comfortable and sturdy PS HÃLLAR stool for IKEA. The product is completely handmade and the green ethics can be seen by the beautifully woven banana fibres, sea grass and cotton around a rigid steel frame and then covered in a clear lacquer. The cost of the product is $70.
8. Norden Birch Table
Designer Mikael Warnhammar was inspired by the Scandinavian Nordic forest and the traditional woodwork techniques to create the products included in the Norden birch series. He has made use of solid birch wood and hardwearing natural material to create this gateleg table in the above picture. The table has six drawers and two drop-leaf sides and since its made of birch wood it can be diversely used before being dumped. This furniture piece costs $179.
9. Ikea PS Krona
Maria Vinka has created this beautiful handmade bowl all out of palm leaves. The frame is made of solid steel and then covered with palm leaf ribs which can be further recycled.the size and shape may vary for each bowl which can be used to hold fruits, toys or other decorative objects. The PS Krona bowl costs $15.
10. NÃ¤sum Basket
The basket shown in the picture above is one of the products from the Nasum line of baskets. IKEA has designed this sustainable basket out of woven banana fibres and acrylic lacquer. A-4 sized paper sheets can easily fit in the basket. It can be folded and easily carried to any place. The basket costs $15.