IKEA’s Newest Collection with Latin American Artists Brings the Party

published Mar 22, 2023
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Today, IKEA announced their latest collaboration, and you better be ready to celebrate.

The collection, ÖMSESIDIG, was designed with Latin American artists from Mexico, Colombia, and Chile and features 30 products that bring a festive spirit into the home, whether you’re someone who likes to entertain, or you just need a dash of color or pattern.

The collection includes glassware, tableware, and textiles, but also items like a cooler and party decorations, so you can bring the party anywhere.

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In a recent interview with Apartment Therapy, Marisol Centeno, a textile designer from Mexico, said that she was inspired by guelaguetza, a Zapotec tradition meaning “offering,” where members of a community coming together and sharing their cultural heritage and all the things that make them unique. For the IKEA collection, traditional celebration dress is translated into a print for the FRAKTA and cooler bags, seen in the images above.

ÖMSESIDIG, meaning “mutual” in Swedish, represents the mutual curiosity to create and learn from each other. Abel Cárcamo Segovia was inspired by cueca, the national dance of Chile, to create the organic shape of the serving utensils. Nicolás Rivero designed the gray ombre tablecloth to mimic the deep mountains of the Andes. Muralists Trini Guzmán (Chile) and Diana Ordóñez (Colombia) bring vibrant patterns inspired by children’s play and carnival culture to cushions, trays, and more.

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Mexican product designer Liliana Ovalle, who contributed the multicolored glassware, lime-shaped pinch bowls, and paper lanterns to the collection, said: “My inspiration comes from preparations, music, and decorations strongly connected to Mexican traditions I grew up with, that make each gathering unique. This collaboration allowed me to explore that connection and develop playful designs that could evoke those lively moments, from lime-filled tables to the bits of colorful piñatas left after a party.”

ÖMSESIDIG will be available in stores starting in April.