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The Building Blocks of a Calm Mind

IKEA Mindsets

Words / Phaedrus Lam
Photography / Courtesy of IKEA
Translation / Nathalie Lun

自從IKEA的王國版圖遍及全球,買傢俱回家組裝這回事,不知不覺成為每個人的必備技能;而甚至有不少人對組裝的熱情,更大於傢俱本身。如果你身邊也剛好有這一種人,不妨向他們推薦這套IKEA的「Mindsets」系列,讓他們可以一次組個痛快。

由澳洲Ikea發起的特別企劃「Mindsets」,把組裝傢俱的樂趣延伸出去,推出這一系列五個的組裝玩具,由五位不同的藝術家、創作者設計,每個玩具的完成時間都預設在十五分鐘,而剛好「十五分鐘」,就是大家公認的放鬆休息的區間。這五個作品分別是Mr Chuck的「Hundgodis」;Jason Hodges的「Fågelhus」;Fintan Magee的「Skulptur」;Emma Watkins的「Xylofon」和Christine的「Underlägg」。

在這裡的每個組裝玩具,都有各自設定的情景,例如以「Hundgodis」而言,就是給你與家裡狗狗一起玩的積木;「Underlägg」可以搭一間現成的鳥屋,與屋外的大自然作連結;「Xylofon」組裝後會得到一副木琴,而且也真的能敲出音色。

除此以外,為了對應「十五分鐘的遊樂時間」,每個創作者還各自給出了,一個十五分鐘的Spotify歌單,讓你能在音樂陪伴下,以最放鬆的心情享受遊戲。最後,這次參與「Mindsets」的藝術家、創作者,每個都大有來頭,各有各有趣的地方,有興趣和時間的讀者,不妨在頁面找找看這些創作者的背境,說不定還能發現更多驚喜。

Building IKEA furniture has become a rite of passage for many, some are more interested in the process of assembling more than the furniture piece itself. Does this remind you of anyone? Take it to the next level with IKEA Mindsets – a mind enriching series through the assembly of the products – and flex your creative muscle.

Developed by IKEA Australia, this special Mindset series transforms the joy of furniture assembling into five mindful experiences. Designed by five different artists and creators, each product takes 15-minutes to assemble. 15 minutes is the exact amount of time to relax and recharge the mind. The five creations are Hundgodis by Mr Chuck, Fågelhus by Jason Hodges, Skulptur by Fintan Magee, Xylofon by Emma Watkins, and Underlägg by Christine.

Each imaginative product comes with its own narrative. Hundgodis is building blocks to be enjoyed with your furry best friend. Underlägg is a birdhouse that inspires connections with the great outdoors. And Xylofon transforms into a xylophone where music can be played.

To create a total immersive rejuvenation experience, each creator has put together 15-minute Spotify playlists to go with their Mindset product. The artists and creators are all brilliantly acclaimed in their respective fields, you can find out more about each mindful experience and their fascinating creators from this website.