The three Missing Pages manuals are designed in the style of Ikea's assembly booklets and offer extra instructions to resolve the frustrations often associated with assembling flat-pack furniture.
The seed for the idea came after Special Projects created a smartphone manual for Samsung that was aimed at helping older individuals.
After researching thousands of manuals and instruction books, the studio was prompted to create a survival guide that would address the "broader emotional experience" of putting furniture together.
"Building a bookcase, assembling a bed, constructing a baby cot – these seemingly innocuous activities can be a source of frustration, negativity and, well, screaming arguments," said the studio.
Each guide addresses a different need, such as muscle strain, stress and tiredness.
DÜO sets out to relieve tension that may have accumulated during the assembly of a bed, offering couples a paper crafting exercise to defuse arguments.
STRETCHÏ recommends a series of 30-second yoga poses for easing the "the mental and physical pains of an over-intense DIY session", with the flat-pack box becoming a yoga mat.
The SLEEPÏ manual is aimed at parents building a baby cot, and includes instructions on making a paper mobile to hang over the bed.
While the Missing Pages project is modelled after Ikea manuals, the Swedish giant is not the only company producing flat-pack furniture – and its occasional frustrations.
UK design graduate Sam Wrigley recently developed a modular alternative Ikea's flat-pack furniture, creating a range of self assembly pieces that are even easier to put together.
Other companies challenging Ikea's dominance of the flat-pack furniture market include Grey Cork, which describes its pieces as "a better alternative", and Artifox, which offers quick-assembly wooden furniture that includes bike racks and desks.