Flat-pack made easy? Ikea thinks so
Designers and engineers at Ikea appear to have listened to consumer complaints that its flat-pack furniture isn't as easy to assemble as it thought, with the launch of a range it says can be put together in under five minutes without tools.
'Customers can assemble the new Regissor series—which includes a bookshelf, cabinets and a coffee table, using a new Ikea-developed solution that was designed on the factory floor together with suppliers. Featuring special wedge dowels, furniture pieces assembled using this technique require no tools and have no loose pieces; you can put them together using only your hands,' says Janice Simonsen, Ikea design spokeswoman.
'The new solution gives consumers more choices. By making it even easier to assemble our furniture, we want to give people who may find it challenging a new reason for choosing Ikea.' The range will be expanded in 2015.