IKEA Department Icons

Graphic Design, Wayfinding

IKEA is a well-known furniture business that operates internationally. In order to standardize the signage for all of IKEA’s stores around the world, the purpose of this project was to distinguish the various departments of the stores without using written words or language.

Instead of using general symbols, I designed these icons in Illustrator using actual IKEA products, tying in the IKEA brand beyond the colored backgrounds and representing the sort of items a store may carry. While these symbols are unique to IKEA, they remain rather universal due to their clarity and simplification.