The Collective

IKEA has teamed up with UNYQ, Open Style Lab and Two Blind Brothers to collaborate on a series of products based on the insight from these and other ‘super users’. Experience an event featuring customizable home solutions developed from the single insight: one size does not fit all.

UNYQ is an industry-leading company with global reach, currently producing medical wears. They create innovative mass customized products, re-imagining orthopedic devices using 3D printing to create products that heal or reflect you. UNYQ uses emerging technologies and creates next-generation products that are simultaneously aesthetically beautiful yet practical and functional, products that live close to our customers every day.


Our first product line is a range of Prosthetic Wears for upper and lower limb amputees. We offer amputees revolutionary personalization in terms of color and design. Our covers reflect our customers prior shape, and the available design and color options reflect our clients style. We are developing a ‘total leg’ solution, with a printed socket and foot to compliment the covers that have proved so popular.


Our second line, Spine Wears, developed in collaboration with groundbreaking 3D Systems and Studio Bitonti, is an award-winning brace that offers unprecedented comfort and empowers patients to reach their treatment goals.


Established in 2014, Open Style Lab (OSL) is an organization dedicated to creating functional wearable solutions for people of all abilities without compromising on style. We team designers, engineers, and occupational therapists to conceive and build accessible wearables that address the needs with and for people with disabilities. Our mission is for all people to have access to style, regardless of cognitive & physical ability.

At a young age, Bradford and Bryan Manning were both diagnosed with an eye disease that causes blindness over time. This condition has inspired a special vigilance for details, a passion that carries over into the construction of their clothing line. All the profits go to funding research in eye disease. In a world with thousands of clothing brands, they are proud of their cause.

There are times when we all need a bit of extra comfort and support. With the OMTÄNKSAM* range, IKEA wants to make everyday life easier for everyone – and for everybody. With that in mind, IKEA started developing the OMTÄNKSAM range a few years back.


OMTÄNKSAM is about Inclusive design. It’s the result of looking at life’s many stages and the needs that might arise when our physical circumstances change, temporarily or permanent. And, except being great for comfort and support, it’s a great range for all design lovers. 



IKEA has also teamed with UNYQ, Open Style Lab and Two Blind Brothers to collaborate on a series of products based on the insight from other ‘super users’. This event shows some customizable home solutions developed from the single insight: one size does not fit all...


*OMTÄNKSAM means caring in Swedish.