furniture

A Sneak Peek At Five Brand-New Products In Next Year's IKEA Catalogue

It’s that time of the year, folks. The new IKEA catalogue is heading towards mailboxes around the world, and it’s full of neat little tweaks to the lines you’ve come to love. There’s also a handful of completely new products that you’ll love even more.


A Carbon Fibre Eames Sofa Combines Amazing Design And Exotic Materials

We wonder whether furniture can really get any better than this: an Eames-style sofa, woven from the awesome material that is carbon fibre. This might be living room heaven.


13 Designs That Bring Reclaimed Aeroplane Parts Into Your Home

So you love flying. You love every type of aircraft. You would spend the whole day high above ground if you could. But that’s impossible, and when you return to your home or to your office, you want to feel at least a tiny bit of that sensation you felt at those high altitudes. Thanks to a few designer and furniture makers, this is now possible.


Why A Once-Hated 1980s Design Movement Is Making A Comeback

Although you know it when you see it, it’s hard to accurately describe Memphis design without resorting to specific 1980s pop cultural references. It’s Pee-Wee’s Playhouse meets Miami Vice. It’s Saved By The Bell plus Beetlejuice. And it’s all coming back, in a very big way.


These Folding Shelves Pop Right Out Of The Wall

Reminiscent of those wall-mounted foldaway beds, these shelves hinge out from their main, framing structure to create impromptu, versatile storage.


IKEA's Most Iconic Bookcase Gets A Whole Lot Better

If moving out of home involved finding a cheap apartment and filling it with even cheaper furniture, there’s a strong chance you had at least one of IKEA’s Billy bookcases filled with textbooks. The Billy has been one of IKEA’s most iconic — and cheapest — pieces for over 30 years, and it’s now getting some upgrades to improve its quality and appearance.


Gorgeous Topographic Tables Look Like The Earth From Above

Don’t you wish your furniture looked more like the surface of the Earth? No? Well maybe you should, because holy crap — it is beautiful when done well. And designer Greg Klassen does it well.


IKEA May Let IKEAhackers Live On After All

IKEA started chasing its incredibly devoted fansite IKEAhackers earlier this week, threatening to shut it down, or at least force it to stop hosting advertising. But now it seems to be changing its mind after an upswell if internet upsetment.


The Best Hacks From The Fan Site IKEA Doesn't Want You To See

IKEA biffed by going after IkeaHackers, the fan site that shares all kinds of new uses and smart mods for the Swedish superstore’s affordable furniture — seriously, you can’t buy this kind of devotion. Until founder Jules Yap sets up shop under a new name, let’s have a look at a few of the projects that make her site so endlessly scrollable.


The Perfect Family Work Surface: Three Desks, One Shelving Unit

A busy home can place high demand on desk space, so why not make something that provides more than one surface to work at? That’s exactly what design graduate Matej Chabera’s shelving unit it designed to achieve.