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.

Let Me Take You On A Tour Of IKEA's Bizarre Corporate Museum

IKEA operates a semi-secret museum in the basement of the IKEA Hotel at its headquarters in Sweden. IKEA also operates a hotel at its headquarters. Yes, staying at the hotel is kind of like sleeping in the store. The museum, on the other hand, is a trip.

And Now IKEA Is Making Sofas Out Of Paper

This is about as IKEA as it gets. The Swedish flatpack furniture giant is in the late stages of developing a line of furniture that’s made out of paper. That’s right: paper. Not cardboard. This durable stuff is a fascinating composite of repurposed pulp that can be moulded into any shape. The craziest thing? It looks great.

Get Ready For Official IKEA Furniture-Hacking Kits

The idea of hacking IKEA products is not new, but it’s still great. It’s such a great idea that the flatpack furniture giant is developing an official IKEA Hack product. This is almost exactly a year after IKEA enlisted lawyers to shut down a down fan-made IKEA hack website, pissing off reasonable customers all over the world.

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