A complaint I sometimes hear about IKEA furniture is that it's so ubiquitous that it lacks any distinctiveness, which is why hacking it has proved such a popular topic. One unusual way to make your IKEA purchase less standardised is to chop it up and reassemble it with a few motors, which is what sculptor Jeff Carter did with the ever-popular LACK table. The motor doesn't make them it useful as a household surface (and would be fiddly to implement), but slicing a couple up could give you an interesting new twist on the lounge room coffee table.
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