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HIJACKING IKEA: Renegade DIY Projects
Posted By Gretchen On June 26, 2006 @ 3:51 pm In Design,Transforming Furniture | 2 Comments
They say that mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery….
Some people take IKEA ‘s Do-It-Yourself ethos very seriously! By ignoring the retailer’s assembly instructions, designer Kieren Jones and artist Joe Scanlan offer some amusing twists on the Swedish chain’s nearly ubiquitous off-the-shelf designs.
Similarly, if rather morbidly, Joe Scanlan ‘s artist book DIY, or How To Kill Yourself Anywhere in the World for Under $399 , offers detailed instructions for creating a coffin from standard IKEA parts. The fully illustrated publication can be puchased for $22.00 on his website .
Like a kid jumbling his Lego kits to create more fantastic castles, we love the idea of folks repurposing mass produced objects to suit alternative needs and taste. Let’s hear it for more flat pack hijacking!
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/06/26/hijacking-ikea/
 IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/
 Joe Scanlan : http://www.thingsthatfall.com
 British Council’s annual student design competition : http://www.britishcouncil.org/arts-aad-design-product-design-milanstudentshow06.htm
 DIY, or How To Kill Yourself Anywhere in the World for Under $399: http://www.thingsthatfall.com/doityourself.php
 MoCo Loco: http://mocoloco.com/archives/002759.php
 MAKE: http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2005/07/diy_ikea_coffin.html
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