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The concept was based around “Canadian” furniture. That meant defining what aspect of being a Canadian was most compelling. The culture of accept… Read More
The concept was based around “Canadian” furniture. That meant defining what aspect of being a Canadian was most compelling. The culture of accepting new immigrants, is one of our core values. As a new immigrant one is starting often with a clean slate- with minimal material possessions, among other things. This idea of establishment and growth is reflected in this furniture piece. It is called “nykomling”- meaning “Newcomer”. As the person becomes more established with time, he or she can upgrade it. At first it comes in very basic kit form, but by upgrading things like better rails or by adding veneered walls, it eventually becomes more valuable. In order to keep costs down and increase distribution efficiency for the initial kits : Ikea components and infrastructure- was chosen as a platform for this project. The initial kit comes with PINGLA cardboard boxes. Alternatively the user can choose between SNALIS storage boxes and ANTONIUS wire baskets. It is modular/flexible and can be reconfigured to be used as two or more modules- serving as basic side table frames, coffee table frame or a bed frame. In all the cases it successfully acts as space saving storage by compartmentalizing the user’s possessions. It also acts as a sturdy frame for the above mentioned structural furniture elements. Read Less
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The concept was based around “Canadian” furniture. That meant defining what aspect of being a Canadian was most compelling. The culture of accepting new immigrants, is one of our core values. 
As a new immigrant one is starting often with a clean slate- with minimal material possessions, among other things.
This idea of establishment and growth is reflected in this furniture piece. It is called “nykomling”- meaning “Newcomer”. As the person becomes more established with time, he or she can upgrade it. 
At first it comes in very basic kit form, but by upgrading things like better rails or by adding veneered walls, it eventually becomes more valuable.
In order to keep costs down and increase distribution efficiency for the initial kits : Ikea components and infrastructure- was chosen as a platform for this project. The initial kit comes with PINGLA cardboard boxes. Alternatively the user can choose between SNALIS storage boxes and ANTONIUS wire baskets.

It is modular/flexible and can be reconfigured to be used as two or more modules- serving as basic side table frames, coffee table frame or a bed frame. In all the cases it successfully acts as space saving storage by compartmentalizing the user’s possessions. It also acts as a sturdy frame for the above mentioned structural furniture elements