A new ad campaign from Ikea in the United Arab Emirates has some fun with three of television’s most iconic living rooms by recreating each one solely with Ikea furniture and decorations—plus some help from 3-D design software.
Created by Publicis Spain, the “Ikea Real Life” campaign took two months to track down all the right pieces that are currently on sale from Ikea. They were then compiled and designed via 3-D software to look as close as possible to the memorable living rooms from The Simpsons, Friends and Stranger Things.
“The Ikea team worked closely with the creatives for months. They went through hundreds of items to find the perfect pieces that would bring those iconic rooms,” says Vinod Jayan, managing director for IKEA in the UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Oman. “It was a great collaborative effort that led up to a stunning result. A true testament of what IKEA represents: a place where everyone can bring whatever idea they see or have to life.”
On a microsite for the campaign, you can see each room and learn more about the furnishings featured in the ads.
In addition to appearing in ads and some editions of the Ikea catalog, the campaign will also make a real-world appearance, with the rooms being brought to life at some Ikea stores in the Middle East.