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IKEA’s Light & Speaker Designer Shares Printable Templates To ‘Hack’ Products
By Mikelle Leow, 06 Feb 2020
Image via Teenage Engineering
IKEA’s new collection centering on bringing more pizazz to house parties drops this month. FREKVENS, a collaboration with consumer electronics company Teenage Engineering, rethinks conventional lighting and music products in unorthodox silhouettes and mess-free functionality.
The range, consisting of spotlights, modular speakers and more, is already quirky as it is with its bold hues and stackability. In spite of this, the designer thinks more boundaries can be broken by adding cup holders and “chicken legs” to the products.
Teenage Engineering experiments with IKEA “hacking” culture with eight free templates for anyone who owns a 3D printer to get creative with.
The downloadable CAD files, available on Teenage Engineering’s website, lets you print out accessories to attach to items from the FREKVENS line. These include legs to turn your modular speakers into a “giraffe” or “chicken,” an add-on resembling a rooster comb, a handle to create a makeshift cassette player, and handy phone and cup holders for on-the-go convenience.
“To all of you that bought a 3D-printer but don’t know what to print—we give you IKEA FREKVENS hacks,” Teenage Engineering explains.
Maximalists, these are the spotlights and boomboxes you’ve been waiting for.
[via Engadget, images via Teenage Engineering]
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