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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.


How IKEA Could Change Jet Cockpit Design

Spending the day at IKEA is a fun treat in the best of times, a relationship-destroying nightmare in the worst. For one Airbus designer though, following the yellow arrows around the bins of votive candles and wall hooks was a breakthrough moment.


IKEA's Futuristic Concept Kitchen Is Designed For Drought And Scarcity 

More than any other room in your house, the kitchen has changed radically in the past 100 years. And according to IKEA, it’s going to change even more over the next decade.


The UN Is Ordering 10,000 Of IKEA's Brilliant Flatpack Refugee Shelters

A few years ago, IKEA announced it had designed a better refugee shelter, using its flatpack furniture as a basis for engineering. As great an idea as it was, it wasn’t clear how the concept would ever find its way to reality. Now, these IKEA refugee shelters will be deployed — by the thousands.


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.


IKEA Is Now Putting Wireless Charging In Your Furniture

Charging cables? Who needs ‘em. Smartphone makers have been clamouring for ways to ditch those tangled microUSB nuisances — and now the world’s largest furniture retailer is joining the fight.


Inside IKEA's Globe-Spanning Project To Make Solid Wood Furniture

IKEA is one of the largest furniture companies on Earth. It’s one of the largest companies on Earth. When a company this big decides to make even a slight change to how it makes or sources its products, it’s a massive undertaking. That’s exactly what IKEA is doing right now — and I got an inside look at the process.


A Game Where You Build IKEA Furniture Without Instructions Is Madness

Even with an instruction manual, assembling Ikea furniture can challenge the most amateur of do-it-yourselfers. But in this simple Mac and PC game called Höme Improvisåtion, players are challenged to assemble a box of parts into lamps, desks and other furniture without any manuals, guidance or idea of what the final product should look like. It sounds like the most entertaining way to spend a frustrated afternoon.


Neat IKEA Ad Shows The Winter Migration Of The Summer T-shirt

Video: This neat IKEA commercial feels like a National Geographic documentary about bird migrations. But, instead of birds, it is your beloved T-shirts. The ad ilustrates how, when the cold comes, it’s time to use IKEA’s storage to put your summer clothes away.


IKEA Sit/Stand Desk Review: I Can't Believe How Much I Like This

Standing desks are not cheap. Or at least the extremely handy motorised ones aren’t. That’s why everyone — including this desk-agnostic blogger — freaked out when IKEA announced that it would sell a sit/stand desk powered by electricity for less than $US500. Finally, a healthy desk option for the masses. Finally!