Set the wonderful realm of your imagination free and escape
into a fantasy world! In the amazing stories Silke Leffler creates
with her children´s illustrations, anything is possible.
Take a trip with her friends from IKEA FABLER children´s
Silke: Let´s go on an adventure...
IFL: Aren´t we a bit old for that?
Children have the power to become anything
they want to be. They´re not constrained by reality. Give
a child a stick and they will let it bloom. My own children travel
around the whole world in simple things like a laundry basket
or a box. Anything goes.
What´s the story here, then?
The story behind my new FABLER range is that the animals all love
each other. They´re all having fun together - a mouse and
a cat get along, a giraffe rides in a strawberry car. It started
with quilt covers and blankets. Now there are carpets, cushions,
sleeping bags, soft toys, lampsshades. Not forgetting the book
I created with writer Karen Salmson.
A book? What´s it about?
It´s the story of the day Crocodile
came to the village, but all the other animals were scared of
else are you creating at the moment?
Currently, I´m working on a range
of gift books on subjects like "birthdays" and "love".
I´m also creating cards, advent calendars and wrapping paper.
klick on pic: pdf
What do your children think of your designs?
My children´s opinions are extremely important to me. They are
the most critical judges. Before I send an idea out I always ask them
waht they think of it. If they dislike it, I think about the reason
it has not appealed to them and rework it untill they are happy. Most
of the time I get a good reaction. Often they start playing with my
designs and say, "Mummy, did you make this for us? Thanks so
much!" That´s a good sign.
Do you ever make things especially for your
So many! I have made a playhouse designed as a giant book, a bedtent
canopy, toys, funny lamps and mobiles, crocodile bags and dog rucksacks.
Right now, I´m working on a bed for my eldest child.
Do you never want to create things for adults
For me, designing for children means designing for adults as well.
If my designs don´t inspire parents, they won´t want them
for their children. Anyone can feel young again...
Er, is there room in the strawberry car for
Family Magazine, Herbst 2008, Herbst 2008