IKEA goes DIY and hacks its own designs for new collection

Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

Reinventing the POÄNG and KLIPPAN.

IKEA furniture is super versatile by nature, and easily customised to fit your home.

Whether by slapping on some fresh paint or swapping out fabric coverings, people have been ‘hacking’ IKEA products for as long as the brand has existed.

Now, IKEA is taking this DIY approach right back to the design stage. Dutch designers, Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings, were asked to hack two of the company’s iconic furniture pieces for a new collection called LYSKRAFT.

The POÄNG chair, a style introduced over 40 years ago, has been updated with a colour blocked framed and striped ombre cushion in shades of yellow, orange or grey.

There’s also a grey striped cover with contrast stitching for the KLIPPAN sofa, and sets of carved wooden legs in dual-toned colourways.

As with all IKEA designs, each piece is sold separately. So you can have fun mixing and matching different colours to create the perfect setup.

LYSKRAFT also features a line of glassware and printed platters designed by Scholten and Baijings.

The collection will be available from IKEA stores in the US next month, but there’s no word yet on an Australian release. Fingers crossed.


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