hacking ikea: throw away the book!

London-based designer Kenyon Yeh has developed a wonderful premise for hacking Ikea furniture (one of our favorite past-times): He buys standard Ikea flat-pack furniture and throws away the instruction book; then he assembles it the way he wants, adding new elements like an old English chair leg he cast in resin…It seems to us like their are HUGE possibilities for improvising here. Said Yeh (using some mighty weird language):

“The process is liberating and brings a limitless attitude of possibility creating unique furniture instead of doing such a thing that made by forces”

We know what he means. It IS a liberating idea.

And now that we’ve heard that Ikea is planning to sell second-hand Ikea in their stores, we’re imaging further possibilities for splicing different pieces together (which we assume will be at cut-rate prices), to create interesting Ikea mutations and morphings…

Kenyon Yeh

Kenyon Yeh

via Better Living Through Design

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One Response to hacking ikea: throw away the book!

  1. shelz 06.03.2013 at 7:40pm #

    what are the measurements of this product. please let me know as soon as possible

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