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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!


IKEA Replaced All The Seats In This Movie Theatre With Comfy Beds

Another way that movie theatres have tried to lure audiences away from their living rooms is with big comfy upgraded seats that often even recline. But that’s nothing compared to the facelift IKEA gave a movie theatre in Khimki, Russia. The seats were all removed and replaced with freshly made beds all pointing at the screen.


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.