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IKEA Is Buying Up Whole Forests, And So Is Apple

IKEA bought 83,000 acres of forest last month. In April, Apple bought 36,000 acres. What’s the reasoning behind these retail giants buying their own forests? To manage them.


IKEA Promises Peaceful Meals By Adding Smartphone Pockets To Placemats

IKEA just revealed all of the new creations that will be added to its upcoming 2016 catalogue. But if there’s one item that promises to genuinely make your home life better, it’s this placemat featuring a dedicated pocket for stashing a smartphone during dinner.


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.


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.


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