I make furniture. Really high-end stuff. But you know what? I freaking love IKEA. If you don't, it's probably because you just think of the "LACK" series or the "MALM" series or that one Audrey Hepburn canvas that every college student puts in their first apartment. Yes, those items are a bit overplayed and boring, but there are TONS of unique items that everyone overlooks.
I'm going to show you what I, Lex Lee/Furniture Designing Extraordinaire/Basically An Expert On The Matter, love at IKEA.
But, real quick (yes, I know the proper English is "really quickly"), I'm going to give the haters who say "OMG it's such cheap crap" a lesson on innovation.
IKEA has been here since the 40's with a mission to make modern furniture a basic good. Like air, water, and food...you need good modern design. They want to make sure you can afford to live in a pretty environment! How do they do that? By not wasting money on having someone assemble it for you, by not wasting jet fuel on shipping items by air, by making you bus your own tray at their food courts. And if you treat your furniture with the respect it deserves, this stuff will look bomb in your home. IKEA is the epitome of "fake it til you make it" and that, my friends, is flipping brilliant.
Ladies & Gentlemen, here is how you can fake it til you make it: