Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 3:00 PM

Ikea Wins Design Award For Refugee Shelter

Posted by: J. Brian Ewing
It's understood that one of the keys to retail giant Ikea's success is how efficient it is at packaging. Massive pieces of furniture fit into the smallest boxes possible, making them easy to transport from manufacturer to store to home. 

Ikea won recognition this week for putting that same thinking toward the plight of refugees. The Design Museum of London awarded Ikea its Beazley Design of the Year for a flat-pack shelter created to provide refugees with safe, easily transportable housing. Ikea developed the shelter in collaboration with the United Nations. This CNN article has the full story.   

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