Home Furnishing Remix: Hack-Your-IKEA Contest
Taking the build-it-yourself nature of IKEA even further, experimental design collaborative Platform 21 ran a Hack-your-IKEA contest this summer. The Amsterdam based group received close to a hundred entries from around the world that used IKEA products as raw materials to build custom home furnishing remixes.
The furniture hackers created a wide assortment of items ranging from practical hybrids to conceptual artworks. In the end (and in the spirit of hacking), the judges named two winners. As one judge put it: “That is the advantage of a hacking contest; that you can change the rules yourself at the last minute.” Pictured above is the ASTRID hack by Lisette van Haasnoot.