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IKEA Parts For A Stool Used to Build A Bicycle Instead

Two designers take DIY into their own hands and give you more than just the standard options.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on March 29, 2013. @greenidealism

Two artists; Andreas Bhend and Samuel Bernier teamed up to take DIY to another level. Having some previous success using a 3D printer to create replacement lamp shades for an IKEA lamp, they received a request to do something new, a request they were happy to oblige.

Andreas took a trip down from Switzerland to work alongside Samuel who was working at a 3D printing shop startup called Le FabShop in Paris. Having previous success with a stool from IKEA called the Frosta, Andreas decided to use that as the starting point for their next creation.

After a bout of brainstorming the two came up with the idea of a bicycle. The only tools at their disposal were pliers, a drill, a metal saw and a 3D printer. The last item might have given them some added flexibility when it came to actual implementation of their idea but it’s no reason to deny them credit for the innovative idea in the first place.

The pair have also created instructions for building a sled using the same set of materials. You can find them on Le FabShop’s website, if you consider yourself the DIY type and fancy a challenge over the weekend.

Andreas Bhend // Samuel Bernier

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