Living in Asia: Home and Garden news

IKEA offers virtual room decoration with Livespace in Singapore

At IKEA’s latest planning studio in Singapore, customers can scan a QR code in any room using their smartphone or the iPads’ provided and design the room as they wish. Customers can change out furniture, fittings and decorate the room opting from an exhaustive catalog of IKEA products where the cost of the products automatically…

Stora Enso’s Eco-friendly pellet packaging wins global Worldstar Award

Finnish packaging company Stora Enso’s design for eco-friendly pellet packaging has been awarded with a prestigious global WorldStar award. The renewable and recyclable packaging is designed for heavy use in transporting and warehousing of wood pellets for heating. The awarded packaging is a sustainable alternative to the standard plastic bag used in the pellet industry.…

The Danish BoConcept wins The Luxury Lifestyle Award – Best Furniture and Homeware in the Philippines

The deep philosophy behind the name of the lifestyle brand BoConcept has made the Danish company a recognizable global brand. The Danish word “bo” translates to “living”, alluding the brand’s desire to guide clients to live an extraordinary life through self-expression. The brand achieves this through its concept of highly-customizable furniture for every room; and…

Ikea releases new collection collaborated with Grayhound Original Bangkok

Ikea has released a series called “SAMMANKOPPLA”, which is the work of collaboration with Grayhound Original Bangkok, available to to the public from 7 August 2020. Bhanu Inkawat, the Founder and Creative Director at Greyhound Original Bangkok said: “For us working with IKEA was a great experience, learning about their way of working and how…

IKEA to launch new collection with Thailand’s Greyhound

IKEA announced on June 4 that it has worked collaboratively with Greyhound Original Bangkok, life style and fashion company, to design a new collection combining culture and way of life of Sweden and Thailand. The new collection was titled in Swedish “SAMMANKOPPLA”, meaning “interconnect or unify” and was planned to be available in store 2020.…

Fritz Hansen’s world biggest store opened in China

Fritz Hansen, an iconic Danish furniture design company, launched its store for the first time in China and it was also the largest Fritz Hansen’s store in the world. Designed by Jaime Hayon, a Spanish artist designer, a 1,000-square-metre showroom was located in Xi’an to fulfill the company’s ambition to become “the biggest Danish brand…

IKEA plans to invest in Vietnam

IKEA, the Swedish world’s largest furniture retailer, plans to invest an estimated $450 million in a retail and warehouse system in Hanoi, according to Nguyen Duc Chung, chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee. Nguyen Duc Chung revealed the news at a recent conference held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. IKEA shop in Vietnam is expected to…

The world’s biggest IKEA to open in the Philippines

Swedish furniture company IKEA has announced the opening of the first IKEA store in the Philippines in 2020. The new store in the Philippines will be the biggest IKEA store in the world, according to the Embassy of Sweden in Manila. Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries joined IKEA Southest Asia Managing Director Christian Rojkjaer and IKEA…

IKEA to open in the Philippines in “less than three years”

Citizens of the Philippines will still to wait a bit before they can shop the “do most of it yourself”-furniture in IKEA, according to Manila Times. The coming store is in the works, but it is far from ready to be established in the Philippines. “We are [still]looking for sites and partners,” IKEA Southeast Asia…