a table made from every single page of an IKEA catalogue




IKEA is a famous retail company with multiple stores in countries around the world. their selection includes ready-to-assemble furniture, appliances, and accessories, all of which present the principles of swedish contemporary design. they are simple, elegant, functional, and most importantly, eco-friendly. taking this idea of sustainability to a greater extent is a project called the ‘IKEA table’.

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a catalogue on top of the finished surface




the furnishing has been devised as a way to fully reuse two of the brand’s annual catalogues. the process utilizes water to make the distortion of the pages more manageable, fusing their computer-generated graphics into odd conglomerations of textures, colors, and misshapen typefaces. these pieces are reinforced by polyvinyl acetate, a synthetic polymer adhesive that is visible as a subtle grid throughout the structure.

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closeup of the table

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a graphic mimicking the company’s instruction manual



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.