Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Considering that the Atlanta location of the Swedish superstore is offering free breakfast this weekend to entice shoppers, Ikea has been on ours minds lately, and we've meant to link to this great Flavorpill post about art inspired by its products for some time now. The fact that its pieces generally require assembly makes them well suited to create all kinds of art, from the more practical Ikea Hacks to Joe Scanlon's coffin assembled from Ikea bookshelves. We've also always found their instructions, while occasionally tear-your-hair-out frustrating, nicely designed to work sans text, and at least the standard ones that precede every piece (get a friend to help; call if you're confused; etc.) to be both clear and cute. What other company could provoke so many different kinds of artistic reactions?