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IKEA FÖNSTÅ / Mental well-being aid

IKEA FÖNSTÅ
IKEA FÖNSTÅ

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2021

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2021

FÖNSTÅ is a home interior wall accessory designed to help those who travel frequently cope with loneliness and improve their mental well-being. IKEA FÖNSTÅ gives you the ability to send handwritten messages or pictures to your loved ones so that they can see these when they arrive home. This creates a sense of belonging and presence and has a positive impact on your mental well-being. It is also a piece of furniture that allows you to hang or store your belongings while writing or reading your messages.

A great concept that looks for a simple way to boost people's mental well-being by building strong emotional connections, smoothly bridging between the physical and digital worlds.
Jury-Statement
I am very honored to receive the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD for my thesis project, FÖNSTÅ. This encourages me to continue exploring the new normal that will define tomorrow's society and make people's lives happier, easier, and more meaningful. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my tutors and classmates at the Umeå Institute of Design for all their support and motivation for this project.
Winner Statement
University

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Mehmet Mehmetalioglu,
Umeå Institute of Design