IKEA Products Become Compact Kitchen With Planters

April 18, 2013 by


How’s this for inventiveness? During Milan Design Week at Zona Tortona, designers from Testi di Legno exhibited a cool compact kitchen design assembled entirely from select Ikea pieces.


Designers Elia Maurizi and Francesco Pepa’s Unacucina kitchen would work well in a cramped urban space, and as a bonus, it goes with you when you move. Utilizing Ikea’s Norden table as the foundation and equipped with everything except appliances, Unacucina includes storage and a mini kitchen garden from which cooks can snip herbs and a watering can to keep them watered.


Many people have made creative use of Ikea products to create other designs. We’ve featured a vertical garden room divider made from inexpensive Ikea plant stands and a window herb garden made from an Ikea cutlery caddy and curtain rod. “Inspired by the instructions,” explained Maurizi and Pepa, “we develop examples that revolutionize the functions of individual objects, resulting in product design and alternative use.”


Unacucina incorporates the following Ikea products:

Table, Norden 
Cooktop, Tydlig 
Kitchen Faucet, Elverdam
Floor Lamp, Hektar
Planter Box, Socker
Watering Can, Socker
Shelving Unit, Hyllis
Candlestick, Björkefall
Side Table, Ikea PS 2012
Sink, Domsjö
Storage Combo, Trofast
Rail, Fintorp



1 Comment »

  1. Asian Home Garden – Container Gardening Pingback said:

    […] Ikea can help you with your own little kitchen planters too. Check out this little tutorial on how to use Ikea pieces to create your own kitchen, complete with a mini kitchen […]

    — August 28, 2013 @ 22:11

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