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Tony Stark-style Robotic Arms Could Be Assembling Ikea Furniture For You

As popular as Ikea may be, not everyone is fond of assembling flatpack furniture. The current solution is, pay for the delivery and assembly, but that may change in future and you can thank Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore for it. The university’s scientists have developed robots that negates the need for peeling through word-less instructions and juggling with the standard issued Allen key and your own screwdriver. Continue reading Tony Stark-style Robotic Arms Could Be Assembling Ikea Furniture For You

IKEA’s First Bluetooth Speakers Launched In The U.S. and The U.K.

Ikea is a prime example of a business that can keep up with times. While the Swedish firm is generally known for its minimalist flatpack furniture, it is also a company that sells smart lighting (in addition to regular lights), wireless charging pads and now, Bluetooth speakers. Wait, what??? Yes. You read that right. The Swedish furniture giant has announced the availability of two Bluetooth speakers: a portable model called ENEBY 20 and non-portable model called ENEBY 30. Continue reading IKEA’s First Bluetooth Speakers Launched In The U.S. and The U.K.

Ikea UK Is Selling Duvets That Will Put An End To Nightly Bedroom Duvet War

Ahhh… the ever annoying duvet war. Anyone who shares a bed with another person would understand this. For some reason, some people just want it all to him/herself. Anyways, the duvet war is very real. According to Ikea UK, 6.5 million Brits did not have a good night rest because of this ‘war’ brewing in the bedroom. In fact, it has become so intense that Swedish furniture maker, Ikea, think it needs to step in to help. The flatpack furniture giant is selling a “TOG-ether bundle” which will introduced Brits to Swedish’s way of sleep and that’s going with two duvets. Continue reading Ikea UK Is Selling Duvets That Will Put An End To Nightly Bedroom Duvet War

IKEA Introduces LURVIG, A Collection Of Furniture And Accessories For Pets

You have been enjoying the awesomeness of flat pack furniture from Ikea, now it is only fair that your best pals, AKA your pets, get the same level of enjoyment the Swedish furniture giant has to offer. Or maybe, at least it is for the sake of not wanting the mandatory pet furniture and/or accessories from ruining your minimalistic Ikea look you have painstakingly built. Called LURVIG, this new collection from Ikea has your pets, specifically dogs and cats, furniture needs covered. Continue reading IKEA Introduces LURVIG, A Collection Of Furniture And Accessories For Pets

Ikea Designers Live In Mars Simulator For Design Inspiration

When designers are cracking their brains for space-saving furniture, they probably need not look further than typical urban tiny spaces. But as it turns out, tiny spaces aren’t enough for Ikea. The Swedish furniture giant has sent some of the company’s designers to live inside the Mars simulator, so they’d have the first hand understanding of space constrain (pun not intended). And we are not even joking. This is happening right now and it will last for a full week. Continue reading Ikea Designers Live In Mars Simulator For Design Inspiration

Ikea Teamed Up With Off-White On A Fresh Take Of The Iconic Frakta Bag

I am sure you remember the hilarity that ensue after Balenciaga pulled off an upmarket and obviously, very pricey, knockoff of Ikea’s iconic blue Frakta. Up to today, we are not quite sure if it was intentional, but based on one previous design, we are not at all surprise if it was an intentional copycat. We do not know if Ikea did take legal action, but it sure did poke fun at the French luxury fashion house’s tote bag and it was nothing short of hilarious. Don’t you just love Ikea’s sense of humor? Shortly after, the Internet joined in the fun with a bunch of iconic blue tote bag-based creative creations. I am sure those are purely for fun because some of them, though managed to put a smile our faces, looks rather comfortable to be use, or wear. Continue reading Ikea Teamed Up With Off-White On A Fresh Take Of The Iconic Frakta Bag

The Internet Shows You What You Can Do With The Iconic Ikea Tote Bag

I am sure you have heard about the hilarity that ensues after Balenciaga unveiled a $2,000+ bag that has an uncanny resemblance to Ikea’s iconic 99 cents tote bag. Ever since Ikea humorously shot back at the French luxury fashion label, there have been a series of what we called Frakta bag hack, including a pair of not quite Frakta related sneakers (which is awesome, btw). Anyways, speaking of “Frakta bag hacks,” they are actually crazy cool and it ranges from face mask to bikini top to different bag styles. Hell, those Frakta-based products are so cool that you’d wish they were real products. Trust me, you will never look at the Frakta bag the same way again after this. Continue reading The Internet Shows You What You Can Do With The Iconic Ikea Tote Bag

Marche Turned Photoshopped Ikea Yeezy Sneakers Into Reality

Thanks to Balenciaga $2,144 interpretation of Ikea’s 99 cents Frakta tote bag, Ikea is having quite a lot of attention of late and the Internet, had some fun too, including a mega shoe lover, Instagram user Brucehatoo. Riding on the Ikea hype, Brucehatoo came up with the idea of photoshopping a pair of Yeezy sneakers into Ikea Frakta-inspired kicks which he then posted on his Instagram account to much rave reception. In fact, I saw came across Bruce’s ‘creation’ a few days ago and was wondering to myself, what if Ikea really collaborate with Adidas? Wouldn’t it be cool? Continue reading Marche Turned Photoshopped Ikea Yeezy Sneakers Into Reality

Ikea Responded To Balenciaga’s $2,145 Frakta Tote-lookalike, Hilarity Ensues

Usually, when we talk about knock-off, the non-original product (or sometime, idea) is of something poorly made and cheaply priced, but that’s not what happen in the case of Balenciaga’s $2,145 Arena Extra-Large Shopper Tote Bag. So, you must asking: “who knock-off Balenciaga?” Well, the thing is, Balenciaga’s Arena appears to be the knock-off in this instant and it is kind of funny, because it looks way too similar to Ikea’s iconic Frakta tote bag (not the redesigned one though). Yes. You heard that right. Balenciaga’s luxury example looks like the trusty, big blue bag that you use to shop around in Ikea which you can also bring home for mere 99 cents. Continue reading Ikea Responded To Balenciaga’s $2,145 Frakta Tote-lookalike, Hilarity Ensues

How Ikea Solved The Challenge Of Assembly With A New Joint System

Swedish furniture maker Ikea made flat-pack a thing and in the process, made Swedish meatballs great again, but as any Ikea users will tell you, while the meatballs are sweet, the struggle of putting together a flatpack furniture is very real. Understanding this, the Swedish furniture titan is not going to just stand by and let it pass; instead, the company poured into research and study, and eventually in 2014, developed a new joint system that allows a furniture to be put together easily and perhaps more importantly, without tools – not even the customary hex tool. Continue reading How Ikea Solved The Challenge Of Assembly With A New Joint System