No Allen key, less frus­tra­tion

Ikea’s new Regis­sor line sim­pli­fies DIY assem­bly

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All too fa­mil­iar with the frus­tra­tion of as­sem­bling Ikea’s ubiq­ui­tous flat-pack fur­ni­ture? Well, next time could very well be dif­fer­ent.

The Swedish company has just re­leased a new liv­ing room stor­age line, Regis­sor, that aims to frus­trate users less. The line, which in­cludes a book­shelf (and vari­a­tions of it), and a cab­i­net and a cof­fee ta­ble, does not re­quire tools to as­sem­ble.

Through the use of patented wedge dow­els, parts can be quickly put to­gether by hand by click­ing the pieces. Ikea’s think­ing was that by mak­ing it even eas­ier to as­sem­ble their fur­ni­ture, peo­ple who may have found it chal­leng­ing will now be­come fans. The cab­i­net shown is priced at $249; the cof­fee ta­ble is $149 and the book­case is $199. Glass door cab­i­nets start at $299.


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