IKEA Builds Flat-Pack Refugee Camps

Design News 06.27.13

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IKEA's charitable foundation is providing roofs for displaced people that fold flat like a Billy bookcase. The refugee shelters are alternatives to the usual tents, and come equipped with solar panels, insulation, and are spacious enough so that an adult can stand up inside. The solar panels provide enough electricity for lighting.

In other news, The Knot launches a gay wedding digital edition, and a clothes rack that makes your mess more artsy. See the headlines after the jump.

• A New Frontier For The IKEA Flat Pack: Refugee Camps | The Wall Street Journal
• The Knot Gay Weddings Digital Magazine! | The Knot
• This Clothes Rack Turns Your Mess Into Art | Co.Design

(Image: IKEA)

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