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IKEA Is Reissuing Amazing Old Designs From The 1950s And 1960s

Ikea is over 70 years old, which means the company has survived through dozens upon dozens of design trends, from stuffy conservatism in the late 1940s to the craziness of the 1960s. Wonderfully, the company is now plucking classics from its archives to sell in some stores.


Oh, Hey, IKEA Bought Another Giant Wind Farm

Back in March, we learnt that IKEA had purchased a wind farm big enough to power all its US stores. Well, that was small potatoes. Today the company announced its largest investment in renewables ever: the acquisition of a much larger wind farm in Texas.


This New IKEA Desk Goes From Sit To Stand With The Push Of A Button

Sitting is comfy, but hours (and hours and hours) on your rear end isn’t great for your bod (even though it probably won’t kill you). Standing is good but tiresome after a while. Hybrid desks can be pricey but IKEA is betting on Bekant, a workspace that raises and lowers on two telescopic legs with a button push.


This Creepy Halloween Ad From IKEA Is Just Perfect, Danny

IKEA, in general, is a frightening place, a bizarre isolated world unto itself filled with sad, desperate people. Sometimes, I feel like I’ll never make it out of that maze alive. That’s what makes this ad from IKEA Singapore, promoting its late-night shopping hours, one of the best Halloween ads I’ve ever seen.


IKEA's New Furniture Assembles In Minutes Without A Single Tool

IKEA has made buying furniture as easy as picking up milk at the corner store, but as convenient as the company’s flat-pack approach to selling desks and shelving is, the assembly part can still be a pain. But its new living room line uses specially-designed wedge dowels, allowing the pieces to be assembled using only your bare hands. Magic.


Cheap IKEA Products Transformed Into Awesome Game Controllers

IKEA hacking never gets old, but this goes beyond your average mod: An interaction designer named Marc Dubois has taken three cheap-o IKEA products and modified them to act as controllers for desktop games.


Test Your Endurance On This IKEA Showroom-Turned-Climbing Wall

Lots of us spend a lot of time lounging, sleeping, eating — heck, living out of and off of Ikea furniture. In order to promote a new superstore coming to Clermont-Ferrand in the middle of France, the company installed a fully functional climbing wall of inexpensive modern furniture outside of a cathedral. Spiderman’s new living room?


There's A Horror Novel Lurking In These IKEA-Style Photos

For the DIY-challenged among us, IKEA catalogues are already terrifying enough in their own right. For everybody else, there’s Horrorstör — a traditional haunted house story dressed up in trendy, Scandinavian flat-pack furniture.


Why IKEA's Mostly Computer-Generated Catalogue Will Soon Be The Norm

The rooms in IKEA’s catalogues may look like wonderlands of inexpensive furniture, but they’re mostly computer generated. Like, 75 per cent computer generated. The Swedish juggernaut has experimented with CG product shots for almost a decade now, and it’s getting incredibly good at it. But it’s far from the only company doing it.


Every IKEA Catalogue Cover Since 1951

It’s that time of year: If you’re one of the hundreds of millions of people on IKEA’s mailing list, you probably recently received a thick square of super-thin paper filled with (mostly rendered) products. IKEA has been sending these babies out for more than six decades — and you can follow the evolution of popular design just by looking at them.


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