Independent designers are taking a page from IKEA's flatpack ethos but with a premium focus.

Flatpack furniture may still conjure images of particle board panels that when assembled result in bland, cheap looking chairs, tables and shelves that don’t last. The idea of flatpack designed furniture is evolving though.

Designers looking to create products from a minimum number of parts that are easy to assemble and happen to look really good. The net benefits are less complicated manufacturing, efficient shipping and affordable purchase prices. Here’s a roundup of the best examples of this new breed of flatpack furniture we collected while making the rounds during NYCxDesign.

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