ivik are textile caskets, which are used to store favourite objects. Similar to traditional jewellery boxes with inlays, ivik itself becomes a piece of jewellery through its decorative design.
The angular shape of ivik gives the impression of a hard texture. The embroidered surface is soft and flexible. The traditional craft of embroidery is interpreted into a modern aesthetic by ivik using machine production techniques. The embroidery makes it possible to transform the cotton textile into a stable material. The pattern of the embroidery is structured in such a way that the multiple embroidered areas provide stability when folded. The unembroidered lines ensure that the textile can be folded. This gives ivik its lantern-like shape. The cylindrical bag can be closed with a cord stopper. The inner lining is lifting up when the bag is opened, bringing the content closer to the user for easier handling.
Size flat fabric box: ø 20 cm, H: 5.5 cm
Size high fabric box: ø 11.5 cm, H: 14.5 cm
Material: cotton, polyester, blackened steel
The inuk kollektiv is looking for a producer who will include the design in serial production in its product range.
In July 2022, ivik was named winner of the DNA Paris Design Award in the PRODUCT DESIGN / Experimental Design category.
In 2021 project ivik has been awarded Top Design 2021 in Home Interior Products/Interior Decoration by the European Product Design Award jury.
The production of the prototype was supported by the Ikea Foundation Switzerland.