Swedish furniture giant IKEA is taking over a warehouse in the heart of Milan's Lambrate district for a festival of design, music and live performances. Join us for a party to celebrate on 5 April, featuring live music by Teenage Engineering.
Venue: IKEA Festival, Via Ventura 14, Milan
Date: Wednesday 5 April
Dezeen at IKEA Festival
Dezeen will be broadcasting video updates live from IKEA Festival every day during Milan design week, documenting the eclectic range of installations, talks, workshops and other happenings taking place.
Also, look out for our broadcast tower logo at the festival itself, which will identify the Dezeen lounge where you can watch all the movies as we produce them throughout the week.
IKEA Festival – Let's Make Room For Life
4 to 9 April 2017, 10am-8pm
Via Ventura 14, Milan
Taking place over six days during the Salone del Mobile furniture fair, the IKEA Festival will present a diverse programme of music, design, live acts and interactive performances celebrating the brand's founding principle of democratic design.
The festival will be located in a vast warehouse space in Milan's Lambrate district, laid out around different stages, which will host a programme of events from 10am to 8pm each day.
The Soft Spot stage is a calm space for hanging out and recharging, which will feature daily yoga sessions in the morning and a collaborative digital music performance in the evening by Swedish synthesiser company Teenage Engineering.
The Rooms For Life stage features an interactive set made up of different living rooms styled by the likes of Faye Toogood, Open House and Pella Hedeby. Each room will introduce new IKEA products and have a distinct mood.
The IKEA Today stage offers a behind-the-scenes peek at IKEA's product development. A number of workshops and prototyping sessions will be taking place, including robot painting hosted by Swiss design students.
Located outside of the warehouse, a pop-up restaurant called IKEA Food Market will serve up an Italian take on Swedish meatballs as well as drinks and fika – Swedish coffee and cake.
Other events taking place throughout the space include a light show made using pieces from IKEA's smart lighting collection, while visitors will be able to doodle alongside artist Kevin Lyons. A giant slide will also snake through the space.