IKEA perfected the art of flat-packing furniture, creating modular furniture that can be packed in boxes for shipping (and make big bucks thereafter). While I still have my reservations as far as the quality of flat-packed furniture is concerned, I have to admit I do admire the design of some of the IKEA products. Recognizing that the Swedish company is slowly monopolizing - or in fact they already did - the whole market for flat-packed furniture, we at Home Rejuvenation decided to pay homage to some stylish alternatives that could just give those big boys a run for the money.
Described as a "design that is green in more ways than one", Brazilian designer Rafael Simoes Miranda's cardboard-finished Doca folds like an origami to form a sturdy structure suitable for use as either a coffee table or TV bench.
The Bendant Lamp is a flat-packed chandelier composed of a series of leaf-like shades which can be easily bent up or down to create a look to your own fancy.
Designer Jeremy Grove's Flat Pack Table is formed from just a single sheet of foam PVC.
When even vases are flat-packed, you begin to wonder what's next in line.
Made from a single sheet of laser-cut steel and requiring only two screws to mount it onto the wall, Piegato seems like a great way to add storage instantly.
Designer David Graas has designed some fun furniture constructed entirely out of corrugated cardboards.