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MIT's Flatpack Furniture Assembles Itself In Seconds

The last time we checked in with MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, it was showing off video proof of a chair that assembles itself in water. Now, the team has uploaded video of its latest project: A flatpack table that does the assembly itself.


A Comfy Compact Camping Chair That Packs Away Into Its Own Legs

Even if you’ve opted to spend a weekend car camping instead of truly roughing it with nothing but a pack on your back, you still don’t want to pack too much stuff. So in lieu of a couple of awkward folding lawn chairs for cosying up next to the fire, Therm-A-Rest has created the Treo chair which folds up into a pod as small as a thermos.


This Shape-Shifting Couch Stacks Itself Like Suitcases

If you already loved rearranging furniture, this shapeshifting couch will take your addiction to a whole new level. At the Milan 2015 Furniture Fair this week, French designer Matali Crasset debuted her latest creation, which she dubs “The Self Made Seat.”


IKEA Just Made It Easy To Add Wireless Charging To Your Furniture

Slowly but surely, IKEA’s getting into the electronics business. The Swedish furniture giant will start selling wirelessly charging furniture in coming weeks. Don’t want new furniture? No sweat. IKEA makes it incredibly easy to install its new inductive charging device in any piece of furniture.


Assembling This Stool Could Drive A Wedge Between You And It

This stool, created by designers at the Italian design studio MID, is put together by a wedge, driven right through its heart. Well, through its centre, at least — like the old-fashioned axel with which it shares a name.


The Process Of Making A Couch Is Surprisingly Fun To Watch

Danny Cooke’s short How Comfort Is Born shows the entire process of making an Arlo & Jacob couch. You see wood being framed, springs being made, framed wood being shaved, made springs being put together and then finally the cushions and fabric carefully being handled so each couch is perfect.


You: 'I Love This Han Solo Coffin Coffee Table.' Me: 'I Know.'

The latest episode of Super-Fan Builds just hit the internet, and this time the lucky recipient is a member of the 501st, a group of Star Wars fans who build their own replica costumes and visit hospitals and other charitable events while dressed in character. If anyone deserves an amazing ‘Han Solo frozen in carbonite’-themed coffee table, it’s Ray Choi who has nine hand-made costumes in his repertoire.


IKEA Is Being Sued For Allegedly Stealing A Chair Design

IKEA’s Melltorp stacking chair is a masterpiece of minimalist design — a cheap, robust, stackable chair that doesn’t look like it belongs in a classroom. But, according to Emeco, it’s not actually IKEA’s design.


A Skyscraper Shelf Turns Your Books Into A Picturesque Skyline

If you haven’t yet embraced e-reading and donated all of your printed books to your local library, you’re probably also the type who likes to put your various tomes on display. So to guarantee that your carefully-curated collection gets noticed by visitors, store them on this Skyline shelf that makes them look like buildings in a Instragrammed cityscape.


This Intricate Table Collapses Into A Tiny Cube

How do you plan on spending your retirement? Moving to Thailand, or taking up painting, perhaps? Izzy Swan, a retired furniture shop owner, is spending his by making impossibly complex transforming furniture.


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