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IKEA is best known for their DIY furniture pieces, but this latest collaboration with Estonian rapper Tommy Cash and Canadian artist Gab Bois, looks more like something that belongs in a food museum, or so we think. Called Loafa, it’s basically their interpretation of Mario Bellini’s 1970s Camaleonda sofa with brioche buns. It consists of 40 hamburger and hot dog buns, complete with an warning tag that say: “Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Do not eat.” Read more for additional pictures and information.
IKEA Japan wants to go beyond just DIY furniture, and that’s why the company is jumping into the real estate market in a tiny way. They are offering 107-square-foot loft apartments in Shinjuku, Tokyo for less than $1 USD per month. This isn’t a bathroom-sized room either, but rather a fully-furnished mini living space, complete with a sleeping area, kitchenette as well as a bathroom. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
IKEA’s SJÖMÄRKE is a nifty $39.99 USD accessory that can easily be mounted on a desk, side table or bedside table when you want chargers and cables to blend into the decor to keep your room organized. When mounted, is boasts a Qi 1.2.4BPP charging standard that is capable of charging at up to 5W for all Qi-compatible devices. That’s right, simply place the device flat on the table and it starts charging. Read more for a video to see how the installation process looks like and how it works.
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IKEA is known for their DIY furniture, so it is no surprise that they have started making pre-built tiny houses. The Swedish company partnered with Vox Creative and RV builder Escape to make this happen, with the Boho XL Wide being their first model, which starts at $47,550 USD. Following in their hygge (cozy) style, the kitchen includes cupboards made from recycled plastic bottles, furniture built into the walls as well as a collapsible desk. Read more for a video additional pictures and information.
IKEA has recently been developing new smart home furnishing solutions, but they needed some help in the gaming department. So, they partnered with ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) to create innovative hardware and gear for gamers. One highly unusual item is the Lånespelare accessories stand, which is basically a $20 wooden gaming hand designed to hold your headphones, cables, and anything else that fits in it. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Computer-generated imagery has come a long way, so much so that it can now be used to create virtual models and social influencers, like Imma. She’s actually Japan’s first virtual model and has roughly 254,000 followers. IKEA Harajuku in Tokyo partnered with her for an installation over 3-days. She lived in the windows of this store where she redesigned a living room and bedroom. This “Happiness at Home” project was made possible using LED screens placed inside of the physical rooms. Read more for a video and additional information.
It was only a matter of time before IKEA and the LEGO Group collaborated for a project. Introducing BYGGLEK, a collection featuring a series of storage boxes with LEGO studs and a special brick set. You’ll be able to create whimsical one-of-a-kind storage solutions around the home, limited by only your imagination. Available in existing IKEA retail stores throughout Europe and North America starting from October 1, while the global roll-out is set for later in 2020. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Have you always wanted a life-sized version of those tiny plastic stools found inside pizza boxes? Well, IKEA partnered with Pizza Hut Hong Kong to make it happen. It’s called the “Säva Pizza Table,” and has a three legged design, along with a circular top sporting Pizza Hut’s logo. It even comes in a pizza box, but you’ll have to assemble this one yourself. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Let’s face it, IKEA, a Swedish-founded company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories, may be the most popular for DIY home accessories, but the pieces are not the easiest to build. For example, you may need dozens of different types of screws, but since they’re all packaged together, it’s easy to lose a few along the way. One Reddit user found a company that separated all of the parts into individual steps. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Think of it as IKEA’s version of a Sonos speaker, and the SYMFONISK range includes table lamp ($179) and bookshelf ($99) WiFi speakers. Both are compatible with Sonos own product range for seamless integration and can be navigated through the Sonos app. The former combines light and sound
into one product, keeping your home organized with less devices and cords. You can either tuck the bookshelf speaker away or put it on display vertically or horizontally – the included bracket can support up to 6.6 lbs. Read more for a video review, hands-on pictures and additional information.