Let's sleep on it again... In the third year of collaboration, IKEA and the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK are setting off in a new direction together. With the DARE TO DREAM open call, designers are invited to develop ideas for one of the most important things in the world: sleep. The focus is on young, creative talents who want to design new approaches, surprising installations and statements using IKEA products.

As part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, three selected ideas are to showcase different aspects of the influence of design on sleep. The installations should creatively engage with IKEA products, inspire different visitor groups and, in the best case, even invite interaction.

"Everything happens when you sleep - dare to dream!"

With this motto and with the help of IKEA products, the Open Call is looking for dream worlds, sculptures and installations, but also for concrete spatial solutions and product ideas. Whether it's a short nap or a deep sleep - often the time in bed (or wherever you go to sleep) is the only opportunity to really calm down and let your mind wander. What is really important? What do I wish for? In dreams, even the unattainable suddenly becomes possible!

A jury - consisting of experts, representatives of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and IKEA - will select the three most suitable concepts/projects from the projects submitted. The call runs from 25 April to 2 June 2024 and the selection will be made directly after the submission deadline on 2 June 2024.

The project period for the production and implementation of the concept extends over the summer of 2024 and ends with the exhibition as part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK (20.9.-29.9.2024).

The three selected winners of the competition will receive 5,000 euros in prize money, as well as an additional material allowance (for additional material not available from IKEA) of EUR 500 (incl.) for implementation on site.

Deadline for submissions: 2 June 2024
Prize money: 5000 euros

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The Swedish furniture company IKEA has now also been represented in Austria for 45 years: In 8 furniture stores, 7 planning studios, 2 logistics centres, 11 pick-up stations and various services, such as Click & Collect, around 3,600 IKEA employees provide non-stop inspiration.

IKEA's vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people through beautifully designed, functional, affordable and high-quality furnishings that are produced with respect for people and the environment. For IKEA, design therefore means combining form, function, quality, sustainability and a low price: IKEA calls this principle "Democratic Design" because everyone has a right to good furniture.

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