IKEA prepares for extraterrestrials with assembly manuals for aliens

IKEA prepares for extraterrestrials with assembly manuals for aliens

on friday, june 25, 2021, the US government released a highly anticipated report on UFOs. while it found ‘no clear indications’ of extraterrestrial visitations, the report also didn’t rule it out. coinciding with the report, IKEA decided to get ahead of others and prepare a warm welcome in case aliens do exist. in this whimsical project called #furnitureforall, IKEA UAE teamed up with the design team at ogilvy dubai to create a special range of furniture assembly manuals for aliens. 

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images courtesy of IKEA

 

 

from the brimnes bed to the poäng armchair, the designers at ogilvy dubai have translated IKEA‘s assembly manuals into a cryptic alien language. the manuals retain the same diagrammatic style as the human manuals but include helpful hints for aliens such as a reminder not to beam newly-acquired furniture pieces directly onto their spaceship. 

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‘in case extraterrestrials move to our planet, we want to help them build their new dream home easily on earth’,  says IKEA. ‘we’ve crafted a special range of furniture assembly manuals in the alien’s first language and true IKEA style, so they can easily understand and assemble IKEA’s most popular home furnishing solutions.’

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IKEA prepares for extraterrestrials with assembly manuals for aliens

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project info:

 

name: furniture for all

client: IKEA UAE

GM marketing, communication, HF and retail design (UAE, qatar, eqypt, and oman): carla klumpenaar

regional campaign leader: binita chowdhury

regional digital marketing leader: dina al sahhar

group creative director: cristiano tonnarelli

senior art director: eduardo guimarães

junior copywriter: toan mai

managing partner: hadi ballout

senior account manager: alaa nour

 

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.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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