Wishing you were lounging about in Bali or browsing fabrics at Central Market in Kuala Lumpur? Well, we've got the next best thing for you right here. IKEA has launched JASSA, a limited edition collection inspired by the color and craft of Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
The first thing we noticed about the collection are those boldly patterned textiles. "The way the JASSA patterns are built up visually, is very much like batik or ikat. There are lots of competing colors: pinks and yellows and blues and greens," says textile designer Paulin Machado. "To begin with, you wonder how they can possibly work together!" she laughs, "but in the end they just do!"
With lots of colorful fabrics and tons of rattan, you could decorate a whole room and it'll look quite Jungalow-icious. Alternately, a few pillows on a neutral sofa, or a single rattan piece paired with black and white accents mean the collection can work in a variety of spaces, not just on a Golden Girls-style lanai.
"JASSA is a fusion of many things—not just colors and patterns," says Karin Gustavsson, the collection's creative leader. "It combines modern designs with natural materials and traditional craft methods. The result is a carefree collection of fabrics and furnishings that feel fun and unique, yet somehow also familiar."
Speaking of natural materials, all the fiber parts of the JASSA collection—including the furniture, baskets, sea-grass mats, and bamboo lampshades—are 100% handmade and aren't identical. "That's the beauty of a handmade collection like this," says Finnish designer Iina Vuorivirta. "The production process is not mechanized, so you get a bit of variation in the end products."
The JASSA collection hit IKEA stores across the US starting in March. Browse our favorite picks in the gallery above, or check out more pieces on IKEA's website.