Ilse Crawford talk and home fragrance launch feature at IKEA Festival today

Designer Ilse Crawford opens the second day of IKEA Festival during Milan design week with a talk about humanistic design and the launch of her new home fragrance range.

Also included during the festival's second day is a panel discussion by Latin American creatives who will explore how to make the most out of small spaces.

Running from 6 to 12 June, IKEA's six-day festival includes exhibitions, installations and talks alongside the Swedish furniture brand's latest product launches.

Dezeen is partnering with IKEA during Milan design week. Find out about the full programme here and read on for some highlights from today's programme.

A portrait of designer Ilse Crawford
Ilse Crawford will present her new home fragrance range

Democratic Design talk: IKEA and Ilse Crawford – learn about humanistic design and the new home fragrance range
10:00am Milan time

Designer and founder of Studiolise Ilse Crawford has collaborated with IKEA to produce a new home fragrance range inspired by Scandinavian design heritage.

Crawford will be joined by IKEA of Sweden range and design leader Karin Gustavsson to discuss the range while exploring how items in the home can bring "joy, emotion and wellbeing to our space".

A colourful mural depicting a person's face
Creatives from Latin America will discuss how to create good parties in small spaces

Join the party: IKEA invites creatives from Latin America to explore how to have a good time in a small space
11:00am Milan time

This talk brings together designers from Mexico, Colombia and Chile to talk about Latin American design and how to create an atmospheric party in the smallest of spaces.

The talk will also explore socialising with music and food, and the traditions that make the Latin American festivities unique. Speakers include IKEA collaborating designers Trini Guzman, Diana Ordonez, Abel Carcamo, Liliana Ovalle, and Friso Wiersma and Maria O'Brian from IKEA of Sweden.

A photograph of IKEA's new candle range
The fragrance launch includes a number of candles

Democratic Design Talk: How do we create a better every day? Join the conversation with IKEA and Ilse Crawford
11:45am Milan time

This talk will discuss "how a better home can lead to a better life and how better habits can have a huge impact for a better planet".

The talk focuses on how IKEA has researched the global importance of the home for human wellbeing.

The Swedish brand's findings have gone into the annual Life at Home Report, which will be discussed alongside how to create spaces for wellness. Speakers include Adam Wihlborg, senior global product designer at IKEA of Sweden, and designers Katie McCrory and Ilse Crawford.

A photograph of the location during Milan Design Week
The festival includes a number of musical performances

Oracle podcast: Live recording with guests including Micael Dahlén and Ilse Crawford
14:30pm Milan time

IKEA will present its live recording of the Oracle podcast, with designer Ilse Crawford and Swedish author Micael Dahlén.

Evening Performance by Ghali
19:30pm Milan time

Italian rapper and record producer Ghali will present an evening performance.

Dezeen is a partner for IKEA Festival and will be publishing video highlights from the festival throughout the week.

IKEA Festival takes place from 6 to 12 June 2022 at BASE, Via Bergognone 34, 20144 Milan, as part of Milan design week 2022. See our Milan design week 2022 guide on Dezeen Events Guide for information about the many other exhibitions, installations and talks taking place throughout the week.

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This article was written by Dezeen for IKEA as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.