Innovation That Matters

Your own photo on IKEA furniture

Property & Construction

So numerous have been the feeder businesses inspired by Swedish furniture giant IKEA that we can scarcely keep track anymore of all the ones we’ve covered. Now joining the list of those focused on customizing the popular furniture, however, is Mykea, a Dutch company that lets consumers embellish items with their own photos. Bemz, Parts of Sweden and Grippiks may all offer ways to add a personal touch to IKEA furniture, but Mykea takes it a step even further. Besides offering adhesive coverings in a wide variety of designs, the company also lets customers upload a favourite photo to have it converted into a furniture sticker. Pricing to create stickers for a 3-drawer Malm dresser, for instance, is EUR 25. For those with a more graphical bent, meanwhile, Mykea also offers a downloadable Designers Kit that lets them create their own cover designs for sale through Mykea’s online shop; for every sticker sold, the creating artist receives 10 percent. The lesson to be learned? Virtually limitless opportunities await those who find a way to help customers of the world’s largest businesses. Still no end in sight to the hacks possible with IKEA! (Related: IKEA kitchens, designed and installed locallyOnline marketplace for secondhand IKEA furnitureNiche delivery biz brings IKEA to Nashville.) Spotted by: Katherine Noyes



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