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Ox Flat-Pack Truck IKEA

The Ox flat-pack, slab-sided truck designed for developing countries is now going into production, according to Shell. The company has commissioned a pre-production prototype of the Ox currently that is headed to India to assist in outreach programs. Thanks to its IKEA-like design, a team can break the vehicle down to just 60 parts in 12-hours, enabling it to be easily shipped anywhere in the world. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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LEGO Compatible Furniture

Studio NINE teamed up with Corian to create LEGO-compatible furniture with integrated building plates that let you build directly on their surface. The surface itself is made from a Corian material, ribbed with LEGO-studs, and offers a three-dimensional canvas to build to your heart's delight. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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OFM Racing Chair

Essential by OFM's Racing-Style Office / Gaming Chair can be used anywhere in your home, and it's being offered for just $59.20 shipped (order now to lock in price and it will ship within a week), today only, originally $99.99. Designed in an ergonomic race car style with contoured segmented padding, a high back, and integrated headrest and lumbar support, this chair provides high-performance comfort whether used during intense gaming sessions or long work days. The thickly padded armrests can be left down for upper body support or flipped up to allow for uninhibited movement whenever you need it. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview and more information.

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Aluminum Supercar Table

Discommon's "Automotive Icon" series consists of tables unlike any you've seen before. Neil Ferrier and his design team spends almost 100-hours to complete each of these 10 unique made to order supercar-inspired tables by carefully machining them from a 4-foot ingot of 6061 aerospace-grade aluminum. The first two - the Ford GT and a Ferrari F40 - have been finished, while the other eight are up for commission, with the next being rumored to be of the legendary Lamborghini Miura. Continue reading for more pictures of both.

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Rubika Rubik's Cube Bookcase

Rubika appears to be a floating 3D Rubik's Cube, but it's actually a cleverly-designed bookcase. Thanks to its three-color design, you can use each section for different items, including books, wine bottles, trinkets, and lots more. The shelves may not be optimal for video games, but with some tinkering, you could possibly use it to house your consoles. Continue reading for more pictures.

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IKEA Pet Furniture

IKEA offers computer desks, television stands, and now, an entire line of pet furniture. It's called the "Lurvig" collection, and for those wondering, the word means hairy is Swedish. The lineup includes dog beds, pet carriers, couch covers, cat tunnels, and even scratching posts. You'll be able to find the pieces now at stores in the US, Canada, France and Japan. Other locations around the world can expect it around March 2018. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Jellyfish Table

Photo credit: Daniela Forti

Artist Daniela Forti from Italy specializes in creating surreal works of translucent art from glass, and his latest project is no exception. Called "Meduse" (Italian for jellyfish), these table sculptures are made with a process known as glass fusion, or a technique that consists of melting solid pieces of glass until they meld together, forming unique shapes. Next, gravity is used to form the tentacles. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Cluster Bomb Drink Cabinet

Photo credit: Fallen Furniture via Bored Panda

Priced at $17,405, this unique piece by Fallen Furniture is basically a RAF MK1 cluster bomb that was transformed into a luxury drinks cabinets. So far, three of these bombs, weighing 600 lbs each, have been transformed by Fallen Furniture co-founder Harry Tucker and his designers, for the luxury furniture market. They're created around a spindle that, in the original bomb, would have contained small bomblets to create a cluster effect when dropped. Now, these glass shelves are used to house drink glasses and whisky. Continue reading for more cool furniture pieces made from airplane parts. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Lift-Bit Sofa

Unlike other sofas, Lift-Bit by Carlo Ratti Associati and Opendot is a shape-shifting, modular piece of furniture. Simply hover your hand above the cushion, and the sofa can be adjusted, whether it be up or down, based on hand movements. The base model comes as a single, yet modular, unit, giving you the capability of pairing multiple pieces together to create a playground of sorts. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Lunar Table Moon

Designed by Cape-Town artist Jesse Ede, the "Lunar Table" is designed to either look like a cross-section of the moon, or a scene from the lunar surface, depending on the viewing angle. It's made entirely from molten aluminum and a large slate shard pulled from a quarry. First, they used a diamond saw to cut the base down before fitting it with a wooden collar. Next, the team melted the aluminum, and poured it directly onto the wooden surface surrounding the rock. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images from the Apollo moon missions.

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