IKEA recalls 27 million dressers and chests following child deaths

July 22, 2015 by  
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Swedish furniture giant IKEA has issued a massive recall for 27 million dressers and chests after two children were crushed to death by MALM dressers in separate incidents. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, any owners of IKEA’s “children’s chests and dressers taller than 23 ½ inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29 ½ inches” should immediately stop using the items unless they are securely attached to the wall to prevent them from tipping over. Read the rest of IKEA recalls 27 million dressers and chests following child deaths

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Soapbox: Beautiful Flat-Pack Furniture That Easily Snaps Together Without the Need for Tools

August 28, 2014 by  
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New Jersey-based furniture designer Rob Feinstein created Soapbox , a line of a eco-friendly, no-tools-required furniture that can be set up in a snap to suit a variety of environments. Made from 3/4″ plywood with grade a hardwood veneers and glued together with soy based adhesive, each Soapbox comes with powder coated or galvanized stainless steel L-shaped hardware pieces that snap onto the wood. Feinstein currently has eight different types of Soapbox furniture available for purchase, from wall mounts to his recently released short and tall tables. + Soapbox The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ecofriendly furniture , flatpack furniture , hardwood veneer , plywood , reader submitted content , rob feinstein , soapbox , soy based glue

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‘Bedroom In A Box’ is the Ultimate Compact Furniture Suite

May 10, 2012 by  
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Everyone has heard of flat-pack furniture , but this “Bedroom in a Box” takes the concept to the extreme. Latvia-based designer Rolands Landsbergs of  Boxetti has created an ultra-compact furniture set that contains everything you need in your bedroom (or any room). Read the rest of ‘Bedroom In A Box’ is the Ultimate Compact Furniture Suite Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , bedroom in a box , boxetti bedroom in a box , boxetti furniture , boxetti landsbergs , compact furniture , flatpack furniture

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Element Flatpack Shelving System Unfolds from a Single Sheet of Aluminum

April 8, 2011 by  
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A functional flatpack shelving system set to unfold at this year’s Milan Design Week, this recyclable design by the Parisian duo of  NOCC is a practical DIY storage unit that can be built in a variety of ways, adapting to individual space and functional needs. Dubbed ‘Element’ the entire piece actually consists of a simple 1mm sheet of aluminum that has been laser-cut to be folded and assembled with ease to fit perfectly with your existing decor. Read the rest of Element Flatpack Shelving System Unfolds from a Single Sheet of Aluminum http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , diy design , element shelving system , flatpack furniture , green materials , Milan Design Week 2011 , Milan Salone de Mobile 2011 , recycled aluminum furniture , studio nocc

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Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed Retrofits Trucks to Go Electric

April 8, 2011 by  
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Cutting down on the fuel usage of company trucks and fleets could make a major dent in the oil consumption of the U.S.

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Flat-Pack Cardboard Bookshelf Looks Like a Fallen Log

December 7, 2010 by  
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Australian architect Toby Horrocks designed this set of flat-pack cardboard furniture to explore ways that urban and rural spaces can meet in a piece of furniture. The log book shelf takes the theme literally: the form is a fallen tree trunk fused with a cityscape

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Recycled Doily Clocks for the Hopeless But Punctual Romantic

December 7, 2010 by  
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And Futhermore’s recycled clocks are all about the grand gesture.

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Flatpack 3D Printed LED Lamp By Dror Dror Benshetrit

December 10, 2009 by  
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How many TreeHugger hot buttons can we squeeze into one title?

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