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80 Iconic IKEA Inspirations

From Flash Mob Sleepovers to Interactive Shopping Tomes

— January 2, 2013 — Art & Design
After cultivating a reputation of creating low-cost and multifunctional furniture, IKEA has emerged as one of the biggest retailers in the world, leading to a wide variety of terrific IKEA inspirations. The emergence of these IKEA-inspired hacks, parodies and ads from the company itself has only grown the significance of IKEA in modern retail.

The reasonably priced, Swedish-based furniture giant has opened locations all across the globe. The minimalist, DIY furniture style has spawned many knock-offs and imitations. A favorite of students, young professionals and families alike, the genius brand has done wonders for themselves by staying in style and making affordable products that appeal to all generations.

IKEA has managed to make it an interesting experience to await the new styles featured in its catalogs at the beginning of every year.
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Puny Pixelated Boutiques
Puny Pixelated Boutiques
The World's Smallest IKEA Store is All About Saving Space
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Factitious Eden Dwellings
Factitious Eden Dwellings
Strand East by IKEA is an Urban Planning Project in the UK
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Cheerfully Vibrant Furniture Ads
Cheerfully Vibrant Furniture Ads
IKEA 'Bright, Shiny Colors' Campaign Promotes Vivid Home Accents
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77
Flash Mob Sleepovers
Flash Mob Sleepovers
The Creative 'IKEA Slumber Party' Publicity Stunt
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Pre-Fab Furnished Stages
Pre-Fab Furnished Stages
IKEA Set Design Creates a Contemporary Atmosphere for Historical Operas
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75
Furniture Photo Networks
Furniture Photo Networks
IKEA Share Space Lets Users Inspire One Another
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Furniture-HD System Hybrids
Furniture-HD System Hybrids
The IKEA UPPLEVA Solves Fits Home Entertainment in Your Living Room
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73
Wall-Climbing Furniture Adverts
Wall-Climbing Furniture Adverts
Ikea 'More Appliances' Shows the Fun Side of Athletic Kitchens
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72
Flat-Pack Job Postings
Flat-Pack Job Postings
IKEA 'Career Instructions' Brings in Over 4,000 Job Applicants
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71
Mikael Ohlsson, CEO IKEA Group (INTERVIEW)
Mikael Ohlsson, CEO IKEA Group (INTERVIEW)
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70
City-Forming Furniture Ventures
City-Forming Furniture Ventures
IKEA Suburb Gets Set to Break Ground in East London
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69
Extremely Versatile Furniture Campaigns
Extremely Versatile Furniture Campaigns
'Ikea Sofas' Ads Show How Its Couches Work Anywhere
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68
Furniture Bag Fashions
Furniture Bag Fashions
Ida-Marie Corell IKEA Shopping Bag Dress Installation Speaks to Consumers
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67
Toy-Reenacted Photos
Toy-Reenacted Photos
Mr. Obearma Wants to Win More Female Fans at IKEA
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66
Interactive House Play Campaigns
Interactive House Play Campaigns
IKEA Kitchen Stories Allows Customers to Have Fun While Shopping
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Indestructible Furniture Platforms
Indestructible Furniture Platforms
IKEA Party Proof Kitchen Offers Interactive Buying Experience
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64
Curious Cardboard Clothing
Curious Cardboard Clothing
IKEA Textiles Campaign Focuses on Textiles, Not Furniture
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63
Tricky Toilet Stunts
Tricky Toilet Stunts
The IKEA Porta-Potty Promotes Bathroom Product Line with Humor
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Furniture Store Slumber Parties
Furniture Store Slumber Parties
IKEA Sleepover Offers Fans a Night of Fun & Pampering
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Banksy-Inspired Ads
Banksy-Inspired Ads
This IKEA Street Art is Reminiscent of the Anonymous Artists
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60
Interactive Shopping Tomes
Interactive Shopping Tomes
The 2013 IKEA Catalog App Offers a Unique Buying Experience
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59
Impromptu Raves
Impromptu Raves
Surprise IKEA Nightclub Homage
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58
Boxed Furniture Campaigns
Boxed Furniture Campaigns
The Urban Farm 'No Assembly Required' Stunt Takes a Jab at IKEA
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57
Cheep Food and Daycare Makes Ikea The New Social Services
Cheep Food and Daycare Makes Ikea The New Social Services
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Lazy Furniture Bots
Lazy Furniture Bots
'Ikea Robotics' by Adam Lassy is at Your Beck and Call
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55
Adorable Catvertising
Adorable Catvertising
IKEA Lets 100 Cats Roam Store to Feel 'Happy Inside'
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High-Heeled Furniture
High-Heeled Furniture
The 'Cinderella' Table Accessory by Ryan Harc Seeks Prince Charming
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Designated Doggy Beds
Designated Doggy Beds
The IKEA 'Dog Parking Lot' Lets You Leave Your Pooch Behind Without Worry
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House-Like Airport Terminals
House-Like Airport Terminals
IKEA VIP Lounge in France Helps Travelers Alleviate Stress
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51
Sweden Invades China (with an Ikea in Beijing)
Sweden Invades China (with an Ikea in Beijing)
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Big Box Eco
Big Box Eco
Earth Day 2009 Marks End of Plastic Shopping Bags at IKEA Canada
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49
Multicolor Furniture Holders
Multicolor Furniture Holders
Pretty Pegs Releases Bright IKEA Furniture Additions
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48
Immersion Advertising
Immersion Advertising
Ikea Fabric Ad in Sweden
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Living in a Store
Living in a Store
Mark Malkoff Lives in IKEA
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Furniture-Assisting Ads
Furniture-Assisting Ads
The IKEA Assembly Service Campaign Visualizes Help Needed
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45
Tabletop IKEA Hacks
Tabletop IKEA Hacks
The Table Vase by Tomokazu Hayakawa is Both a Table and Vase
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44
Ikea Rental Bikes
Ikea Rental Bikes
Brand Colors and Trailer Included
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Fauxval Offices
Fauxval Offices
Ikea's Guerrilla Oval Office in a Simulated White House at Union Station
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42
Storytelling Selling
Storytelling Selling
IKEA Explores Illustration-Based Digital Communication
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41
Budget Furniture Sneak Peeks
Budget Furniture Sneak Peeks
IKEA Shows Off New Line at the ICFF
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40
Disposable Digital Cameras
Disposable Digital Cameras
The IKEA Cardboard Digital Camera is Debuted at Milan Design Week
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39
Space-Saving Conservatories
Space-Saving Conservatories
The Ikea Mini-Greenhouses Accommodate Tight Spots
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38
Fairy Tale Textiles
Fairy Tale Textiles
IKEA-UNICEF Project Benefits Indian Seamstresses and Their Families
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Shelved Data Storage
Shelved Data Storage
The IKEA Desktop E-Folder Set Brings Organization to Your Monitor
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Upcycled Rainbow Seats
Upcycled Rainbow Seats
The Charles Crawford Bench was Created from IKEA Lack Tables
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35
Sculptural Artistic Chandeliers
Sculptural Artistic Chandeliers
The IKEA Experiments in LED Line is Creatively Romantic
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Sketched-In Furniture
Sketched-In Furniture
The IKEA Drawing Commercial is Artistically Imaginative
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IKEA Hacking
IKEA Hacking
Creative With Flat-Pack Furniture
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Mainstreaming Eco-Lights
Mainstreaming Eco-Lights
IKEA Home Furnishing Stores Retail Solar Lighting
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Ikea Hacking
Ikea Hacking
Mixing up Ikea Furniture
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30
IKEA Couture
IKEA Couture
Jean Skin Turns Iconic Blue Eco Bag Into a Dress
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Geometric Culinary Canvases
Geometric Culinary Canvases
The Carl Klein IKEA Photo Series Arranges Baking Ingredients
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Silly Furniture Showroom Photography
Silly Furniture Showroom Photography
Christian Gideon Depicts Daily Living in an IKEA Store
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Ikea Interactive Bed Projection
Ikea Interactive Bed Projection
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Flat Pack Furniture Art
Flat Pack Furniture Art
Designer Kenyon Yeh's Unique IKEA Project
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Mobile Show Rooms
Mobile Show Rooms
Ikea Designed Kobe Portliner Monorail
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Miniscule Model Apartments
Miniscule Model Apartments
Ikea's 391 Square Foot Brooklyn Display Compresses Decor
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Subway Tunnel Housing
Subway Tunnel Housing
'The Apartment' by IKEA is Located in a Parisian Metro
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Pint-Sized Branding
Pint-Sized Branding
The TVN Channel Campaign Puts Famous Logos on the Short List
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Super-Affordable Solar Lights
Super-Affordable Solar Lights
IKEA Releases Line of Solar-Powered Outdoor Lamps
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IKEA Hacking Collectives
IKEA Hacking Collectives
Surtido de Mutacione Takes Boxed IKEA Parts & Makes New Creations
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Furniture Book Spoofs
Furniture Book Spoofs
The ‘Diskea' Catalog Presents “Wearable” Furniture
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Palm Leaf Lamps
Palm Leaf Lamps
IKEA's Vava Lamp Turns Leaves to Luxury
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IKEA Hotel
IKEA Hotel
Sovhotell
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Boxy Bed Advertising
Boxy Bed Advertising
The IKEA 'You Can Get More' Campaign Offers a Complete Set of Packages
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Crowd Sourced Catalogues
Crowd Sourced Catalogues
Dutch IKEA Kitchen Catalogues Created With Customer Photos
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Superstore Survival Kits
Superstore Survival Kits
The ‘FLAMMA' Fire Starting System Enables You to Live in Ikea
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Novel Shelving Campaigns
Novel Shelving Campaigns
These IKEA Storage Ads Promote Easily Assembled Ledges
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Prefab Furniture Hacks
Prefab Furniture Hacks
Kenyon Yeh Creates Unique Pieces with IKEA Hacks
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Embellished Basic Furnishings
Embellished Basic Furnishings
The IKEA 'No Overcharge' Ads Celebrate Simplicity
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Fading Colored Furniture
Fading Colored Furniture
The DIY Ombre Dresser is an Inexpensive and Fun Project
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Pop-Up Roomvertising
Pop-Up Roomvertising
Ikea Sets Up Fake Rooms Throughout NYC
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Express Kitchen Designs
Express Kitchen Designs
Chic and Cheap Revamped Cooking Spaces by Croma Design
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Recycled Outerwear Runways
Recycled Outerwear Runways
The Ruizgalán Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is Sustainably Chic
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Severed Seat Storage
Severed Seat Storage
These Half IKEA 'Bertil' Chair Hangers Make Clever Slings for Tight Spaces
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Retro Home Magazines
Retro Home Magazines
Vintage IKEA Catalogs Prove Looks of the 60s and 70s Are Hot Again
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Futuristic Kitchenettes
Futuristic Kitchenettes
The IKEA 2040 Kitchen Equipment Features Plenty of High-Tech Appliances
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Pre-Made IKEA Abodes
Pre-Made IKEA Abodes
Aktiv Provides Users with a House From the Retail Giant
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Flat-Pack Funerals
Flat-Pack Funerals
DIY IKEA Coffins
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DIY Film Furniture
DIY Film Furniture
These DIY Life IKEA Lamp Hacks are Fun to Make and to Look At
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