New from Brand Documentary Magazine: Issue 63 Ikea + Issue 62 Moleskine
Issue 63 · Ikea
Ikea began in 1943 as a mail-order business in the small town of Älmhult, Kronoberg in southern Sweden. Today, Ikea has grown to become a global home furnishing brand with an unequaled reputation in 49 countries around the world. In line with its vision “to create a better everyday life for the many people,” Ikea brings its philosophy of democratic design to bear on every aspect of its products, from form to function, quality, sustainability, and low price, and on every phase of its work from product development to production, supply, and sales.
Issue 62 · Moleskine
Famous as the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers such as Picasso and Hemingway, Moleskine’s modern incarnation began in 1995 when a designer in Milan, Italy revived the previously discontinued production of notebooks as “the artist’s notebook.” Since then, Moleskine has pursued a brand image of “a book yet to be written,” the notebook for contemporary personalities and innovative creators to record their creative aspirations. Moleskine has ultimately positioned itself as the new classic notebook.