This Levitating Furniture Isn't the Finale of a Vegas Stage Show

Were Penn & Teller to finish their popular Vegas magic show by simply rolling out this furniture set and relaxing while reading the paper, there would still be a standing ovation. Because Lago has managed to create the illusion that this sofa, chair, and coffee table are all floating—and you'll want to believe, even… » 10/03/14 4:36pm 10/03/14 4:36pm

Ikea's New Furniture Assembles in Minutes Without a Single Tool

Ikea has made buying furniture as easy as picking up milk at the corner store, but as convenient as the company's flat-pack approach to selling desks and shelving is, the assembly part can still be a pain. Its new living room line, though, uses specially-designed wedge dowels, allowing the pieces to be assembled using… » 10/02/14 1:42pm 10/02/14 1:42pm

A Saddle-Inspired Chair Lets You Rustle Up Some Relaxation

It's not exactly going to disrupt the furniture industry as we know it, but designer Christian Sjöström might be onto something with this unique flexible chair inspired by saddles that facilitates several different seating positions. If it's good enough for a cowboy, it has to be good enough for a desk jockey, right? » 10/01/14 9:36am 10/01/14 9:36am

Shelving That Automatically Waters Your Plants, Even When You Forget

It might not be as heartbreaking as saying goodbye to a pet, but no one wants to see their plants die—it's a sign of failure. And since using a device that reminds you to water them is useless if you're never home, this simple set of shelving will serve as your horticultural assistant, keeping your plants watered—and… » 9/29/14 4:06pm 9/29/14 4:06pm

If This Razor-Thin Dining Table Won't Bend, Why Should Your Phone?

Why the iPhone 6 Plus is mysteriously bending for a handful of users may never be fully known, but for the next version maybe Apple should talk to Alexander Purcell Rodrigues who has designed a stunning super-thin aluminum dining table that looks like a giant razor blade, and is promised not to bend or warp—even under… » 9/26/14 4:45pm 9/26/14 4:45pm

Create Whatever Furniture You Need With This Cardboard Building Set

If you're not going to be living too long in a place, decking out your temporary abode in recyclable cardboard furniture actually makes a lot of sense. It's cheaper than real furniture, you don't have to bring it next time you move, and with these modular TapeFlips sets you can actually build exactly the pieces you… » 9/24/14 3:40pm 9/24/14 3:40pm

Test Your Endurance on This Ikea Showroom-Turned-Climbing Wall

Lots of us spend a lot of time lounging, sleeping, eating—heck, living out of and off of Ikea furniture. In order to promote a new superstore coming to Clermont-Ferrand in the middle of France, the company installed a fully functional climbing wall of inexpensive modern furniture outside of a cathedral. Spiderman's… » 9/12/14 2:28pm 9/12/14 2:28pm

A Lightweight Cork Sofa Means You'll Never Hire a Mover Again

Beds can be dismantled, legs can come off dining tables, and shelves can be emptied, but that large sofa in your living room? That's not getting any smaller or lighter for moving day. And all it takes is one time moving a nightmarishly heavy sofa bed yourself to long for Lucie Koldova's alternative made from cork. » 9/09/14 6:32pm 9/09/14 6:32pm

Every Ikea Catalog Cover Since 1951

It's that time of year: If you're one of the hundreds of millions people on Ikea's mailing list, you probably recently received a thick square of super-thin paper filled with (mostly rendered) products. Ikea has been sending these babies out for more than six decades—and you can follow the evolution of popular design… » 8/29/14 9:16am 8/29/14 9:16am

Clever Chairs Stack Horizontally So You Don't Need To Lift a Thing

Filling a venue with temporary seating is a time-consuming process—both during setup and take down—since it requires heavy chairs to be unstacked and then stacked again. But the designers at Seoul-based Centimeter Studio realized there was a better way. Their Sleeed chairs slide together and stack horizontally, so a… » 8/27/14 4:47pm 8/27/14 4:47pm

Ikea Is Betting Big on These Six Small Tech Companies

Ikea is one of the largest corporations in the world, and even the smallest change in its supply chain could have a gigantic impact on its business. After all, this is a company that uses 1 percent of the world's wood supply. In fact, Ikea operates a whole venture fund devoted to emerging tech, from ice cream to… » 8/27/14 8:39am 8/27/14 8:39am

A Wooden Hammock Looks Incredibly Classy (and Maybe a Little Pinchy)

A stained wood Adirondack chair can class up any deck, and it turns out a stained wood hammock can do the same for a backyard. This impressive creation, called the Para Hammock, still features an intricate web of cords (in this case, strong nylon parachute cord)—but here they're used to support over 700 tiny tiles… » 8/26/14 5:42pm 8/26/14 5:42pm

Four of These Clamps Will Turn Almost Anything Into a Table

Last year, Gizmodo wrote about a Kickstarter for the Floyd Leg, an age-old, simple-as-nails clamp that turns whatever vaguely table-sized piece of material you choose into, well, an actual table. It was a refreshingly simple invention amidst the usual morass of insane vaporware and weird personal projects, and now,… » 8/22/14 5:20pm 8/22/14 5:20pm