IKEA has designed a kitchen made entirely out of recycled materials.
I don’t care what the ‘President of the United States’ says, climate change is very real, and something we should all be concerned about. Swedish studio Form Us With Love agrees with this sentiment, and has designed a new sustainable kitchen line for IKEA made entirely out of recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed industrial wood.
The line is called Kungsbacka, and is based on the idea that plastic bottles should be viewed as resources, instead of just waste.
The primary parts of the matte gray kitchen are made from reclaimed wood, while the coating on the cabinets and fixtures are made from recycled plastic. According to John Lofgren, creative director of Form Us With Love, the inspiration behind the modern and timeless design came from the fit of a classic black t-shirt. The idea is that it will fit with many styles of décor, and be a modern, practical update to anyone’s home.
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IKEA is well known as an affordable, modern alternative to traditional furniture, so Form Us With Love and the Swedish home furnishing company had to work together to come up with a design that was both sustainable, and affordable. It seems that they succeeded with the Kungsbacka kitchen, so if you are looking for an inexpensive renovation that is both eco-friendly and stylish, look no further.
Companies like IKEA are leading the way in terms of finding ways to reduce our carbon footprint and our output of waste, so installing a sustainable IKEA kitchen makes sense not only from a design standpoint, but from an economical viewpoint as well.
If you don’t believe me, take a tour of any IKEA (although its best to go during off-peak hours, and budget an entire day to walk around). If you aren’t impressed by their clean and modern kitchen cabinetry and affordable prices, proceed directly to an optometrist and get your eyes checked.via ]