Tom Dixon's Delaktig bed launched at IKEA stores last week, alongside a fabric cover and a collection of "hackable" modular elements. These hacks, which customers can do themselves, allow buyers to customise the affordable furniture to suit their own styles and specifications.
Building cupboard and closet spaces at the standard size of IKEA’s shelving, US firm Edmonds + Lee Architects created this custom millwork-level aesthetic for a fraction of the price.
Better Shelter is a IKEA product that has been hacked, according to the head of the company's charitable foundation, who told Dezeen the modular refugee cabin is now being used to create doctors' surgeries and schools. However, it was later reported that 10,000 shelters were mothballed over fire fears.
Startup company Plykea created a series of birch ply doors and worktops that can be attached to IKEA's Metod kitchen cupboards.
Note Design and Afteroom hacked IKEA products for Danish brand Reform, which specialises in customising IKEA's Metod and Sektion kitchen cupboards. Together, they created sideboards in the hope of making design-led fittings more affordable.
Lund University and Eindhoven University of Technology students, teamed up with design consultancy IDEO to create a concept kitchen table for IKEA, which can turn into a hob for cooking on, and suggest recipes based on the ingredients you put on it.
Spanish studio PKMN Architectures hacked IKEA's Bekvam stool to create a raised platform with storage areas tucked away underneath.
Danish brand Reform and US flooring company Madera, transformed a 1940s warehouse outside the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a Scandinavian-influenced showroom to display their hacked IKEA kitchens.
American studio CHA:COL incorporated modified IKEA products into a unit in Los Angeles. Due to the restrained budget, the architects hacked the cabinets to form custom-made kitchen hardware.
The design for this pop-up restaurant in The Hague was based on IKEA's showrooms and built using hacked versions of the Swedish brand's shelving systems.