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Outdoor Patio Furniture: Hot Summer Trends

You can stop looking over your shoulder fearing the return of another winter blast. It looks like we’re finally well into spring with summer on the way. Whew! I’m sure some of you have practically forgotten what it even feels …

Outdoor Furniture: Trends You Need To Know About

After months of being practically being held hostage indoors thanks to a seemingly never-ending barrage of snow and cold, temperatures have risen at long last. Isn’t it great to feel warm weather breezes and cool (rather than absolutely freezing!) rainfall? …

Outdoor Furniture: 3 Ways To Spruce It Up

It’s officially spring and that means the weather is nice enough to spend more time outside. If you enjoy time outside with your family or friends, you know how important it is to have outdoor furniture where everyone can sit, …

BigRep One Makes 3D Printed Furniture A Reality BigRep One Makes 3D Printed Furniture A Reality

3D printers are generally pretty small. The gold standard – the Makerbot Replicator 2 – has a build volume of 285x153x155mm. If you wanted to go big, the Objet1000 is there for you with its massive 1000x800x500mm build volume. If …

IKEA Proves More Terrifying Than Outer Space in This Superb ‘Gravity’ Spoof

Lost. Disconnected from all you love. A harsh, unforgiving landscape. No, it’s not the outer space depicted in the hit film Gravity. It’s your local IKEA. In space, no one can hear you scream. In IKEA, it wouldn’t matter if …

IKEA Uses Augmented Reality to Show You How Furniture Will Look in Your House IKEA Uses Augmented Reality to Show You How Furniture Will Look in Your House

The new 2014 IKEA catalog app is debuting a new augmented reality feature that lets users see how certain pieces of furniture will look in their homes. All you have to do is scan one of the select item pages, …

IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Steps Down, Leaves Son in Charge IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Steps Down, Leaves Son in Charge

Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA this week announced that company founder Ingvar Kamprad has stepped down from the company’s board of directors. As the 87-year-old Kamprad steps down, so has IKEA’s 70-year-old chairman, Per Ludvigsson. Kamprad’s son, Mathias Kamprad, has been …

No Assembly Required: This “Smart Chair” Assembles Itself No Assembly Required: This “Smart Chair” Assembles Itself

Over the years, furniture hasn’t really evolved The tools we use to make furniture have evolved, but the furniture itself has remained largely the same. Well, that’s not the case anymore as Belgian designer and engineer Carl de Smet has …