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Photos: IKEA's first cultural mash-up fuses Scandinavian and Chinese design

The fusion of aesthetics in the Trendig collection is "something totally new for IKEA," says the company. Read more about IKEA's first cultural mash-up at http://yhoo.it/IKEAChinaBlog on Yahoo Homes' Spaces blog.

Photos: IKEA's first cultural mash-up fuses Scandinavian and Chinese design

By Jennifer Karmon, Yahoo Homes

For the first time, IKEA is explicitly merging its iconic Scandinavian aesthetic with the design tradition of another culture: China's. The limited-edition Trendig collection will be available in stores only for a few months, but the company's head of design says this is "just a starting point for a new behavior within IKEA." Click here to read more about IKEA's sharp turn to the East -- and watch a video of the design chief talking about the new approach -- on Yahoo Homes' Spaces blog.

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