Inspiration can come from humble places or much more grand ones. Here are a collection of DIY projects that emulate iconic designs, some loosely and others more closely. We've included pictures of the originals, too, so you can compare.
Original: Eames Dot Pattern fabric design, circa 1947
Hanging mobile inspired by the Eames dot fabric made by Elena of facing north with gracia.
Original: Mid-Century Sputnik-style Chandelier
Sputnik-style chandelier made using IKEA's MASKROS pendant as a base by Jenny of Little Green Notebook.
Original: George Nelson for Herman Miller CSS Wall Unit
Nelson-inspired shelves made from a combination of IKEA's STOLMEN and FYNDIG systems, featured on IKEA Hackers.
Original: "Rocking Beauty" Hobby Horse, Gloria Caranica for Creative Playthings, 1964-66
The Rocking Beauty recreated as a gift for a baby shower by Eric of Project Denneler.
Original: Eero Saarinen Dining Table
A speaker stand becomes the base for this Saarinen-inspired table made by Tyler of Plastolux.
Original: Stool 60, Alvar Aalto, 1933
An IKEA FROSTA stool is tweaked to more closely resemble the Aalto stool, by Anna of Door Sixteen.
Original: Wooden Dolls by Alexander Girard, 1953
Family portrait of wooden painted dolls, inspired by Girard, by Mereta for Bloesem Kids.
Original: Nelson Ball Clock
A replica Ball Clock made by Steve Lodefink of Makezine.
Original: Neutra House Numbers
Neutra-esque house numbers rendered in wood by Chrisjob on Curbly.
Original: Eames Hang It All
A pretty pastel interpretation of the Hang-It-All by Danielle of Thompson Family.
Original: Akari Light Sculpture by Isamu Noguchi
IKEA's VÄTE lamp reconfigured to resemble Noguchi's by Chris of ManMade.