Internet takes Ikea's build-a-couch tool to the next level
Ikea‘s website feature allows users to design their own couches and people have been posting designs which include drawbridges and mazes. (MeButInPogForm/Twitter)
Jeremiah Rodriguez, CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:08AM EDT
Ikea probably wasn’t counting on people using their website’s planning tool to design couches with drawbridges, but here we are.
The Swedish-founded furniture company’s years-old digital tool allows users to design their own couches but creative people have been coming up with designs that go beyond simple seats, then sharing them on social media.
The explosion of tweets appear to have started on June 21,after Twitter user @rudermensch designed a spacious a 70-seat, U-seat sofa, which would go for a little more than $19,700. The tweet has since garnered nearly 52,000 likes and 8,700 retweets.
Using a series of loveseats, ottomans and furniture cushions, some users appeared to have messages to give to the people and spelled out the words such as “couch,” the Korean boy band BTS and an exasperated “oof.”
who wants to buy me this $8700 couch that looks like a goat that i designed on the ikea couchbuilder pic.twitter.com/Brbas3riD4— ️ Bahn ️ (@BenTalisman) June 24, 2019
i do enjoy a good labyrinth as well pic.twitter.com/3BFZhvWDi4— annie! (@cloudycomets) June 24, 2019
thank you ikea for this extremely powerful $15,000 couch pic.twitter.com/UgwWPhV6JV— JudeoBolshevik (@rudermensch) June 21, 2019
Sofa Bot 3000 welcomes you to his comfort party. pic.twitter.com/ofcQTxfzrM— Sean (@seanlacey) June 24, 2019
C O U C H pic.twitter.com/dKTyA4ivxi— Patrick Laverick | Digital Ninja (@PatrickLaverick) June 23, 2019