In order to accommodate the new management structure in the administration office, a copy center island was created to free up much needed room for more office space in an open environment. I used an existing icon set found on the website to create a way finding system to help all co-workers quickly find people’s desks in the office area and expanded the icon system to use in the copy center.
I worked with the Interior Design Manager to remodel a small existing storage space into a meeting area. The goal was to create a more functional area that included digital, audio + video capabilities as well as house other important store information, such as project timelines and store layouts. I created a point of inspiration intended to be updated in conjunction with the yearly release of the new IKEA style guide, used to explain product groupings. All of the boards were made from birch, a very typical Swedish material, to reinforce the Swedish identity of the company. Since the store information was always being updated, the boards had to be very flexible. The printouts for the informational boards are held on with oversized binder clips and the inspirational boards used adhesive backed vinyl for easy yearly change-out.