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IKEA Hacked

28 April – 3 February 2019

Four LACK tables, a tabletop and two LERBERG trestles combined into a rectangular showcase on legs with partly open sides.
Four LACK tables, a tabletop and two LERBERG trestles combined into a rectangular showcase on legs with partly open sides.

‘Hacking’ something means creating something new from something you already have. For the IKEA Hacked exhibition, artists and designers have used IKEA products to make completely new furniture and artworks. The only limit is their imagination!

A ‘hack’ can be a major or a minor one. It can be a small change, such as replacing the legs on a KLIPPAN sofa, or more advanced treatment, such as making a 3D printer out of a LACK table. The most important thing is the enjoyment of changing an existing object into something personal and completely unique.

An airy, wooden sculpture called From a Distance 4 by Hisae Ikenaga, created with parts from IKEA chairs.
From a Distance 4 by Hisae Ikenaga.
A sculpture called Unikea made from two IKEA wooden boxes in different sizes and four blue legs by Kenyon Yeh.
Unikea by Kenyon Yeh. Photo Studio Kenyon Yeh.
A lamp called Platonic Suns created from twelve LAMPAN lamps glued together by the lamp base by Daniel Saakes.
Platonic Suns by Daniel Saakes. Photo Daniel Saakes.

The IKEA Hacked exhibition features the work of more than 30 international artists, architects and designers, all of whom have used IKEA products as their starting point.

A girl looking inside showcases with Simulacra sculptures created with two different IKEA vases each by Bas van Beek.
Simulacra by Bas van Beek.

The exhibition also features several interactive installations for visitors of all ages to get hands-on with. Create a digital hack using our touchscreens, or be inspired by the artists and create something completely unique yourself from old IKEA products. The only limit is your imagination.

Two boys creating new things from old IKEA products like a rail, a bulb and a plastic tube during a workshop at IKEA Museum.
Our workshop gives you the chance to create something completely unique from old IKEA products. Take it home, or leave it to inspire the next visitor.