Coming To The UK: Ikeatown

Coming To The UK: Ikeatown
Design

IKEA is taking their Marxist design ethic to the streets— literally. The Scandinavian furnishing giant revealed its plans to build at least 500 cookie-cutter homes across the UK each year,...

Allison Mooney
  • 1 december 2006


IKEA is taking their Marxist design ethic to the streets— literally. The Scandinavian furnishing giant revealed its plans to build at least 500 cookie-cutter homes across the UK each year, presumably to house the Proletariat. Dubbed the "BokLok" project ("live smart" in Swedish"), it turns the underlying principle of architecture on its head. "[We] find a plot of land for the building rather than a building for the plot of land," says product manager Lars Wild Nordlun. The interiors will be furnished entirely in IKEA as well (picture a low-budget version of  The Real World).

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