Young London-based designer Kenyon Yeh is throwing out instruction booklets and getting some interesting results.
Seeking to create personal identity out of ubiquitous uniformity, Kenyon took standard Ikea flat-pack furniture and assembled the pieces as he wanted, adding some new details along the way. The resulting 'Unikea' collection is a quirky take on mass-produced design and a satisfyingly original Ikea 'hack'.
One of the new elements incorporated into the designs is an old detailed English chair leg which Kenyon re-cast in resin; cleverly adding a 'copy' of traditional craftmanship into a unique whole made up of mass-produced pieces.
"The process is liberating and brings a limitless attitude of possibility creating unique furniture instead of doing such a thing that made by forces" says Kenyon of the project.
Understandably, Unikea is produced and made by order only - click below if you'd like to get your hands on a piece.