(Source: Courtesy of IKEA.)
Personal Touch
One unique element of these cool ceramics? Designers asked the makers to give each one a squeeze to leave a personal indent. "I am so happy we managed to make a product that gives a voice to the co-workers on the factory floor. They are the ones creating with us, and now they’ve made their mark on the products as well," IKEA designer Heikkilä says. "It’s important for us to highlight that these are people, not machines, and I like the idea of their fingerprints sort of being all around the world,” O'Brian adds.