Most of us love Ikea because it is cheap, contemporary design-conscious, and the megastore's cafeteria serves 15 delicious Swedish meatballs for the low price of $4.99.
Now there's an even better reason to love Ikea: why not treat their goods as raw materials, a good starting point to hack together something creative and original?
Some of my favorites below. Get inspired, and make your own Ikea re-invention.
Ikea LACK side table by Abby Clawson Low, NYC designer.
Ikea Salad Bowl Speakers, BIANDA MATT. More details on how they were made here.
Ikea FIRA Chests and the FORNBRO side table, details on creation process here.
Ikea MYLONIT mood lamps (plus a little circuitry).
My personal favorite by Surtido.
Getting a little more conceptual, Marc Ligos.