A year ago Chaosgroup released this video on how we work with 3D at IKEA. It’s been played 50K times now….that’s a lot for a 9min interview-stile thing!!! I’m so proud of being part of this at IKEA, with so many talented people at work!
(Some of the tech is already replaced by newer and better ways, but the team and the results are still stunning 😉
I’m off to a week at GDC, packed with meetings every day! Really looking forward to meet some really brilliant people!
And take a tour on the expo floor. Anything special you think I should look at then send a DM.
The technology behind GUNRID is both unique and innovative. It consists of a mineral based, photo catalyst coating that is applied to the textile. When activated by light – both indoor and outdoor light – GUNRID breaks down common indoor air pollutants.
More info here
Listen to the interview in the link below…on Swedish news site Aftonbladet… but interview in English!
Wired article about IKEA smart home, and the new blinds!
Read the article here!
The plan is to take renewable forest raw material and regenerates the cellulose into a textile fiber …. and use it in future products! Cool!
“It’s fantastic to see how the idea of utilizing forest resources for a more sustainable textile has developed from lab stage to a commercially viable product in just a few years,” says inventor and entrepreneur Lars Stigsson. Read more here
Confusing Coordinate systems….just love Tim’s comment! UE4 alone using Left hand and Z up axis 😉
Link to tweet here
The IKEA & Sonos collaboration SYMFONISK will launch in 2019 and Björn Block emphasises that this is not a one-off collaboration, but a long-term partnership. Read more here at ikea.today
Right now we’re looking for a Pipeline TD, someone who’s always on the outlook for media and 3D pipeline improvement. Someone with the talent of leading and developing technical requirements. We would like to find that someone with innovative mind and lateral thinking, who could ensure that major changes to system are successfully delivered.
Link to job here (switch to english in the top right of the page)
Nathan Fariss from PIXAR talked at IKEA Communications Days event in Älmhult today. Nathan Fariss, Sets Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios talked about “Story-Tellling Sets: The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of Building a Digital World”.
Amazing how similar things can be even if we are in totally different industries. It’s a lot of hard work with talented people, working together, to be able to make it look great!
I met Nathan at SIGGRAPH 2012 and was invited to present at the PIXAR office in 2013. This is still one of the most fun talks I have done working for IKEA to date. We have talked about having Nathan at IKEA for several years…finally we made it happen.