To celebrate the World Children’s Day (20th November 2019), together with IKEA, and in collaboration with Save the Children, we developed a project to raise awareness on the issue of witnessing violence afflicting children. Even before they learn to speak, children communicate. They do so through the means they have at their disposal, such as drawings, with which they express their emotions, as well as their discomforts, which are often ignored by adults. For this reason, the drawings of children victims of witnessing violence are inserted in a completely natural way in the exhibition areas of the IKEA stores. At the end of the exhibition, an experiential wall shows the drawings, telling the stories of children who have been victims of witnessing violence, inviting clients to support the petition on Save the Children website. The line: “Just because you didn’t see them, it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen”. The project takes place in all IKEA stores from the 20th to 24th of November. The campaign ends on Social Media.
The first photography exhibition of places that don’t exist.
Ikea reawakens the power of a good night’s sleep
A special birthday for the BILLY bookstore which turns 40! IKEA celebrates with an entire weekend of festivities, concretizing a reflection related to the reality of reading in Italy: we read always less (in fact, it is estimated that 57.6% of Italians do not read even one book in a year) compared of a continuous increase in new publications (70,000 new books published in 2018). As a result, emerging writers find it difficult to make themselves known to the general public.
Hence the idea of the brand as the bearer of a cultural message, wanting to become a meeting point between the public and writers: a special initiative dedicated to emerging writers that will take place in the IKEA store in San Giuliano Milanese.
For the occasion, thanks to the collaboration with IBS.it, the Italian online bookstore, the Billy bookshops in the store hosted works by authors not yet known to the general public, recreating inside IKEA a real reading circle animated by events, readings to the public, presentations with the presence of the authors and activities to rase awareness among participants on the theme of reading.
With IKEA we created the concept “Spring starts from you”, a state of mind more than just a season, which develops at home, even with small changes, and then slowly let us open to the world with a renewed creative spirit.
IKEA has driven the arrival of Spring with an articulated communication strategy:
The first big moment came to life in the Carugate store, with a totally “springed-over” entrance, both outside where customers were greeted by a floral signboard, and inside where the first display area was completely enveloped by the explosion of the new season.
But that’s not all. IKEA then took its own Spring around the city of Milan with a tram full of green outside and a sensory experience made of sounds and scents inside.