13 Of Dezeen’s Favourite Ikea Designs And Hacks


Ikea reveals PS 2014 collection

This month, Swedish furnishings giant Ikea launched its 1st collection with British designer Ilse Crawford in stores and noticed its modular kitchens hacked by some of Denmark’s ideal architects. We’ve collected together 13 of our favourite Ikea types and hacks from Dezeen’s archive – from furnishings for area-poor hipsters to a bar created from storage boxes.

Reform Ikea kitchen hacks by Massive, Henning Larssen and Norm

Reform Ikea kitchen hacks by BIG, Henning Larssen and Norm

Danish organization Reform, which specialises in customising the Swedish furnishings giant’s Metod kitchen, invited some of Denmark’s ideal architects to develop designs for its assortment, incorporating new doors, perform surfaces and fittings to the standard Ikea modules. Discover out far more about this task »

Idea Kitchen 2025 interactive table

Concept Kitchen 2025 interactive table at Ikea Temporary

Students at Lund University and Eindhoven University of Technology teamed up with layout consultancy IDEO to develop a notion kitchen table for Ikea, which can propose recipes based on elements you put on it and turn into a hob for cooking on. Find out far more about this undertaking »

Far better Shelter flat-pack refugee housing

Ikea Foundation Better Shelter refugee housing

Described as an “unusually sensitive and intelligent” style by critic Alice Rawsthorne, these flat-pack refugee shelters were produced by the Ikea Foundation and went into production earlier this 12 months following tests in Ethiopia and Iraq. Locate out much more about this project »

Furnishings that wirelessly expenses smartphones and tablets

Ikea wireless charging furniture

Ikea added induction charging stations to a variety of merchandise from its 2015 collection, allow customers to wirelessly charge their smartphones. Find out a lot more about this task »

Ilse Crawford’s Sinnerlig collection

Ilse Crawford Sinnerlig collection for Ikea

London designer Ilse Crawford’s “low important” assortment for Ikea involves a assortment of cork and organic-fibre homeware items and was first unveiled earlier this 12 months throughout Stockholm’s style week. Discover out a lot more about this assortment »

Janinge chairs by Type Us With Enjoy

Janinge collection by Form Us With Love for Ikea

These two stackable plastic chair patterns are “the most cost-effective objects” Stockholm studio Form Us With Really like has ever made. Find out more about this venture »

Ikea PS1 assortment for area-bad hipsters

Ikea PS1 2014 bureau

In 2014, Ikea’s annual restricted-edition PS1 assortment centered on products aimed at a increasing variety of young, creative city-dwellers faced with tiny living spaces and uncertain rental terms. Uncover out a lot more about this assortment »

The Lövbacken table


In 2013, Ikea launched the Lövbacken table – a re-engineered edition of its initial flat-pack table from 1956, which sparked a revolution in self-assembly furniture. Discover out a lot more about this undertaking »

Huset dolls’ home furnishings

Ikea Huset dolls' house furniture

Ikea’s dolls’ residence furnishings collection contains miniatures of some of its most well-known items, including the Klippan sofa, Lack table, Expedit shelving unit and Vago chair, offering budding interior designers a suitably spending budget starter kit for their designs. Locate out much more about this assortment »

IkHa by Oatmeal Studio

IkHa by Oatmeal Studio Ikea hack

The design for this pop-up restaurant in The Hague was based on Ikea’s showrooms and built using hacked versions of the Swedish brand’s shelving programs and furniture. Locate out more about this task »

Homemade is Best by Forsman &amp Bodenfors, Evelina Bratell and Carl Kleiner

Homemade is Best cookbook by IKEA

This 140-webpage Ikea cookbook by creative agency Forsman &amp Bodenfors, stylist Evelina Bratell and photographer Carl Kleiner, characteristics 30 recipes for Swedish cakes and biscuits, with the elements laid out to create patterns inspired by Japanese minimalism. Uncover out much more about this guide »

Pelle, Mikkel and Gullspira by Hella Jongerius

Hella Jongerius wallhanging for Ikea

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius made three textile wall hangings featuring animals found in Swedish fairy tales, as component of a venture by Unicef and Ikea. Discover out more about this project »

Short-term Bar by Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto

Temporary Bar Ikea hack by Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto

This short-term bar in Portugal was created utilizing 420 semi-translucent Ikea storage boxes connected to a metal construction, forming a cube with a folding area of wall. Locate out far more about this project »

Recession Chair by Tjep.

Recession Chair by Tjep Ikea hack

In 2011, Dutch designer Tjep. sanded away element of a mass-produced Ikea chair to a skeletal type so it could no longer support the bodyweight of a person, turning the furnishings into a commentary on the state of the worldwide economy. Locate out far more about this task »



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