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Radical Rainbow Rockers

The Rocking Horse by Kimberly Hennessy is Painted with Vibrant Patterns

— June 9, 2011 — Art & Design
Kimberly Hennessy is an artist who works for a Brooklyn-based design studio known as '+fiffa' that takes standard IKEA furniture and transforms it into a colorful piece of art painted with vibrant patterns. This rocking horse by Kimberly Hennessy takes on a beautiful tribal pattern against a deep red background.

The design studio is known for transforming simple IKEA furniture pieces from dull to dazzling. Kimberly Hennessy will regularly purchase furniture from the IKEA in Brooklyn, paint the pieces in a creative and colorful manner without assembling them and then have them shipped in the original box to whoever has placed an order. Customers are surprised by the imagination and originality Kimberly Hennessy is able to give these simple wood furniture pieces. This stunning rocking horse is an example of the vibrant work produced by Kimberly Hennessy.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycling - IKEA furniture transformed into a colorful piece of art painted with vibrant patterns creates opportunities for upcycling businesses to emerge.
2. Bespoke Decor - Customizable furniture painted in creative and colorful ways creates opportunities for bespoke decor businesses.
3. Artistic Collaboration - Collaborating with artists to produce limited edition furniture pieces creates opportunities for unique products that stand out in a crowded market.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - Transforming standard IKEA furniture into bespoke pieces with colorful designs creates opportunities for furniture companies to cater to a niche market.
2. Design - Partnering with artists to create unique and colorful furniture designs creates opportunities for specialized design firms to produce bespoke decor.
3. E-commerce - E-commerce businesses can leverage technology to make purchasing and shipping customized furniture easy and efficient for customers.
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