Ikea’s hackable ‘open platform' furniture will go on sale early next year

Ikea has long been a target for furniture hackers, with customers finding new ways to re-purpose items sold by the firm. Turn some shelves into a radiator cover? No problem. Make a toolbox on wheels out of a chest of drawers? Simple. Now, though, Ikea wants to get in on the act itself, and is creating a new range of “open platform” furniture to encourage modders.

Plans for the platform (named Delaktig; Swedish for “being part of something”) were announced last year. But, as reported...

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