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Turn These Giant Bundles Of Foam Into Comfy Custom Seating

At most you can customise a chair bought at a furniture store with a throw pillow or a blanket. But Keren Shiker’s wonderful Sink In seat actually starts off as a large bundle of foam pieces that have to be slid around before you can comfortably sit.


We're Going To Need A New Name To Describe This Transforming Cabinet

The designers have named this spectacularly over-engineered cabinet the ‘Cubrick’, but that doesn’t even come close to doing this transforming masterpiece justice.


IKEA Recalls 27 Million Dressers After Children Crushed To Death

IKEA is urging people to accept a free wall anchoring kit for around 27 million of its dressers in the US as a response to children getting crushed to death by them.


IKEA Wireless Charging Review: Almost Like Having Magic Furniture

Cheap and easy wireless charging sounds like Nikola Tesla’s fantasy brought to life. It’s downright futuristic to think your smartphone could suck up juice just by placing it near a power source. And that’s exactly what IKEA wants to do with its new wireless charging devices. Yes, that IKEA — the Swedish furniture empire.


An Interesting Look At A Lumber Shop

Video: Vancouver Urban Timberworks works with lumber and makes furniture. That is, they take trees that were cut down or fallen in urban areas and turn them into one of a kind, usable pieces of art that will last lifetimes. Hypebeast took a closer look at the process of what they do and it’s pretty fascinating, even if just to see wood getting chopped to bits.


This 3D Software Designs Furniture That Assembles Without Screws Or Glue

A new piece of software promises to give IKEA a run for its money by designing flat-packed furniture that can be assembled without the need for tools, screws, nails, or glue. By slotting the pieces together in a specific order, they securely lock together eliminating the risk of them falling apart.


These Crazy Transforming Cabinets Use Old-School Woodworking Tricks

Cabinets are the last place most of us would look for interesting design — but the artist Sebastian Errazuriz specialises in them. As it turns out, there’s plenty of interesting things you can do with a few slats of birch and a knowledge of super-super-precise woodworking.


Finally, Someone's Designing A Fix For The Nightmarish Open-Plan Office

When the door slid closed, everything went silent. I couldn’t hear any of the chatter or construction outside. It was weirdly cosy. I was sitting in a tiny pod — wrapped in a deep green felt, with its own built-in bench, desk, and lighting — designed by a company waging war on the open office.


I Went To The Place Where There Is Nothing But IKEA

When you walk out of the Ă„lmhult train station, there’s not much to see. To the west is a string of filthy box cars on the railroad, and to the east, a small park with no people. TripAdvisor will tell you that there is only one thing to do in the tiny Swedish village: Go to IKEA.


Roving Robotic Beds Are The Best Way To Commute While You Sleep

We’ve all fantasised about sleeping comfortably on the way to work. And now, thanks to a new robot on exhibit in London, you can go anywhere without leaving your (robotic, moving) bed.


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