Lato B Furniture by Teste di Legno: Ikea remixed
Customizing IKEA furniture is a well known practice among the DIY crowd, however, reassembling different pieces to make a new one (on purpose) is something I’m not familiar with. The Lato B Furniture by Teste di Legno is a capsule collection comprising kitchen, cabinet, lamp and shelving unit, made entirely of reassigned pieces from IKEA furniture.
The starting point is the union of several pieces of furniture to create this cupboard, which originally were designed to be what they have always been (for example: night stand, lamp, filing cabinet). The ending point is a multi-image and multi-function piece of furniture. Combine, creatively. Therefore, freely. (photo above)
The product is a bookcase composed of shelves. The difference compared to a normal bookcase is that the coloured squares are mounted in alternating positions, so that they do not “tie” the bookcase to a wall (one A side and one B side to move around).
A patchwork of furniture in various sizes and with different functions which transforms into a simple, light and balanced environment. There is no need for anything else (except for the household appliances, obviously). Everything is close at hand. Everything is in its place. Everything can be transformed. Everything is fantasy. By adding hanging “mini vegetable gardens” for herbs.
Creativity – as we know – is also a point of view. Does our way of looking or observing things, change the very nature of things? It is possible. We will never give water to a lamp in this way, we will never turn on a plant in this way, however we like to give shape to imagination. It can be possible; just do it.
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