I thought Ian Cowburn was joking about a flat-pack couch, but apparently Ikea sells them. 2 weeks later, it’s part of the living room.
I like the design constraints of flat-pack furniture, although at 17″ x 36″ x 78″ – you already need a truck to bring this piece of furniture home. Assembly is the part that runs smoothly with most Ikea pieces – it is generally idiot proof, and this couch proved no exception.
I have always enjoyed the feeling you get when the plastic bag of screws and bolts has no left-overs. Some furniture has add-ons, options – which you might decide not to use, and so there are left-over screws and bolts. But the designer of this couch intended for it to be used exactly as it was designed. No options, and therefore, no left-over hardware.