Upcycle and Design

Unleash your inner designer with IKEA

Have you ever looked at some piece of furniture and thought “I could do it differently?”

Have you ever repurposed a decorative object sustainably?

Do you want to re-discover your design talent?

Join us at Ru’ya, Careers UAE Redefined from 20-22 September 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre with your group of school friends who believes in the power of sustainability and aged between 14 and 18 years old.

This is your opportunity to give an IKEA product a second life by repurposing it sustainably!


1st place – 5,000 AED cash prize + The winning design will be showcased at IKEA

2nd place – 3,000 AED Cash Prize + A visit to IKEA Regional Service office

3rd place – 2,000 AED Cash Prize

Winners will be announced on the last day of the exhibition – 22 September 2022

Design criteria

Final decision will be decided based on IKEA’s Democratic design principles

Form: Beautiful products that people love

Function: Meaningful solution to everyday needs

Quality: Products that last for long-term enjoyment

Sustainability: Products created within the boundaries of the planet

Low price: Truly affordable for many people

IKEA’s products will be provided for students to repurpose

Entries close 10th September