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Dice Furniture Changes Form And Function When You Roll It

You can actually change how any piece of furniture looks just by flipping it over or tossing it onto its side. But the Dice, created by the talented designers at Torafu Architects, also changes functionality depending on how you orient it.


Every IKEA Catalogue Cover Since 1951

It’s that time of year: If you’re one of the hundreds of millions of people on IKEA’s mailing list, you probably recently received a thick square of super-thin paper filled with (mostly rendered) products. IKEA has been sending these babies out for more than six decades — and you can follow the evolution of popular design just by looking at them.


Clever Chairs Stack Horizontally So You Don't Need To Lift A Thing

Filling a venue with temporary seating is a time-consuming process — both during setup and take down — since it requires heavy chairs to be unstacked and then stacked again. But the designers at Seoul-based Centimeter Studio realised there was a better way. Their Sleeed chairs slide together and stack horizontally, so a whole row of them can be compressed like a bunch of nesting shopping carts.


IKEA Is Betting Big On These Six Small Tech Companies

IKEA is one of the largest corporations in the world, and even the smallest change in its supply chain could have a gigantic impact on its business. After all, this is a company that uses 1 per cent of the world’s wood supply. In fact, IKEA operates a whole venture fund devoted to emerging tech, from ice cream to batteries.


A Wooden Hammock Looks Incredibly Classy (And Maybe A Little Pinchy)

A stained wood Adirondack chair can class up any deck, and it turns out a stained wood hammock can do the same for a backyard. This impressive creation, called the Para Hammock, still features an intricate web of cords (in this case, strong nylon parachute cord) — but here they’re used to support over 700 tiny tiles made of walnut wood. So the whole thing flexes and undulates like a rope or fabric hammock, but provides a slightly sturdier spot to stretch out.


Four Of These Clamps Will Turn Almost Anything Into A Table

Last year, Gizmodo wrote about a Kickstarter for the Floyd Leg, an age-old, simple-as-nails clamp that turns whatever vaguely table-sized piece of material you choose into, well, an actual table. It was a refreshingly simple invention amidst the usual morass of insane vapourware and weird personal projects, and now it’s a real thing you can buy.


This Sneaker Is An Homage To An Eames Chair

This sleek-looking Nike trainer isn’t real (yet), but it ought to be. Because while it looks like a piece of footwear from the future, it is in fact an homage to furniture from the past.


How To Fix A Wobbly Table Using Maths

We’ve all been sat drinking a beer only to realise that the table wobbles irritatingly. But while a piece of folded paper can solve the problem for a few minutes, there is a better solution — and it uses some simple maths.


Racing To Build IKEA Furniture Is A Guaranteed Relationship Destroyer

Need a quick way out of a relationship? The folks at Buzzfeed have come up with the most perfect weapon of mass destruction for marriages, friendships, and even family ties. It simply requires a pair of couples to go head-to-head in a race that has them assembling a single piece of IKEA furniture.


This Stackable Wire Chair Is Beautifully Simple

Sometimes, simplicity can make an already wonderful idea better. In this case, designer Daniel Lau has stripped the concept of the average stacking chair right back to — quite literally — its wireframe. And the result is beautiful.


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