The IKEA Australia Podcast Series

Welcome to the IKEA Australia Podcast Series. Episodes in this series will draw on all areas IKEA Life @ Home expertise, with the aim of helping to create a better everyday life for the many people.

Welcome to the IKEA Behind the Brand podcast mini-series where Osher Gunsberg goes behind the scenes with the wonderful co-workers from IKEA in a discussion about our values.  

This episode features animal-lover Caroline Stewart, Visual Merchandiser at IKEA Perth, about the soft-toy and textile donation partnership she has started between IKEA and dog shelters, as well the different materials she re-uses to make dog bandanas for her market stall so that the materials don’t end up in landfill.  

Welcome to the IKEA Behind the Brand podcast mini-series where Osher Gunsberg goes behind the scenes with the wonderful co-workers from IKEA in a discussion about our values.  

This episode features Matt Priestley, Shopkeeper forHome Decoration, Home Textiles, Rugs and Activities at IKEA Adelaide, who discusses the importance of equality at IKEA and what it means to him as a co-worker, his journey through the business over the past 14 years, as well as his work with the Army Reserves. 

Doing Business for the Planet - a panel discussion hosted by IKEA Australia, saw leading voices across business, government and industry come together to explore how we can prioritise a renewable future, both in Australia and around the world. 

Hosted by the ABC’s Juanita Phillips, the panellists included: 

  • Jan Gardberg - CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Australia 
  • Kate Washington MP - Member for Port Stephens and Shadow Minister for Environment and Heritage 
  • Andrew Peterson - CEO, Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia
  • Katerina Kimmorley - Cleantech expert, Venture Capitalist, social entrepreneur 

 

About 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability. Here in Australia, 1 in 5 people currently live with a disability. The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. This includes all individuals with different kinds of functional needs – from children to the elderly and everyone in between.  

With the upcoming release of the OMTÄNKSAM range in Australia, IKEA is helping people overcome obstacles that make it difficult to enjoy an independent life by adding extra comfort and functionality.  
 
In this episode, we chat with IKEA designer Iina Vuorivirta and Creative Leader Britt Monti about their work creating the OMTÄNKSAM range, the challenges and benefits of inclusive design and how IKEA is leading in this space. 

As society continues to face huge challenges around climate change, governments, individuals and business must work together in order to live within the means of our planet. 

We speak to Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer for IKEA Australia, Jan Gardberg about what IKEA is doing to minimise the impact of its operations on the planet and why taking responsibility makes good business sense. 

Now in its 4th year, the IKEA Let’s Play campaign aims to encourage both children and adults to build more play into the everyday.  

Join IKEA Australia as we talk to leading child development expert, Dr Brendon Hyndman about the importance of play, as well as how we can achieve the ‘Recommended Daily Allocation’ of play for our children.

 

As parents, we all know how important play is as part of our children’s lives. However, our children change so quickly and what interests them one day will be different to the next, and the needs of play change as our children get older.

IKEA believes play is a basic human need, not just for kids, but for all of us. When children play, they learn, develop, experience and grow; when we play as adults, we expand our creativity, strengthen our bonds and de-stress.

In this Podcast we talk to leading child development expert, Dr Brendon Hyndman about the changing face of play as our children grow.

IKEA Australia sat down with IKEA of Sweden Designer, Iina Vuorivirta, to discuss her journey as a young designer, what Democratic Design means and how it creates the products that end up in millions of homes around the world.

 

IKEA believes that home is the most important place in the world. That’s why we meet people where they live, to learn about what they need and dream about when it comes to life at home.  

In this episode we talk to Australia’s Renovation Guru’s and stars of The Block and Quick Room Flips, Ronnie and Georgia about their Life at home, what it looks like, what it means to them and why it’s so important.   

IKEA believes that home is the most important place in the world. That’s why we meet people where they live, to learn about what they need and dream about when it comes to life at home.  

 

In this episode we talk to media personality, Angie Kent about her Life at home, what it looks like, what it means to her and why it’s so important.   

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