Inside IKEA’s flagship Norwegian store in Slependen, Norway, you’ll find 25 m2 of Syria, an honest depiction of a home just outside of Damascus, Syria. The story goes that a woman named Rana and her family of nine live among cinder block walls and some scattered furnishings, and as you step inside, you’ll realize that residents lack many basic necessities, such as food, medicine, and clean water. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
“Designed with the input of creative agency Pol, the apartment is unlike the other display rooms in the store and is built from rough concrete blocks. Instead of the typical aspirational interior laden with IKEA products, it is intended to give customers a realistic glimpse of what life is like in the war-torn country,” reports Deezen.