Post-Purchase Product Alteration
It’s a phenomenon that Ikea took to the retail world, and now it’s coming full-circle. A growing collective of global “hackers” as they’re called are dismantling products and re-aligning the parts as they see fit. Take Winnie Lam, who created a Sundae Toppings footstool, fashioned from a few bags of cotton pompoms hot-glued to an Ikea stool. Or Christine Domanic who built a new bench from an Ikea sidetable.
An article from the NYTimes explores this growing subset a bit further: