Uppgradera: unlocking IKEA product hacks with the power of 3D Printing
IKEA items saturate our surroundings, and an increasing number of technologically adept users are delving into optimizing these designs using their personal 3D printers
At the forefront of IKEA hackers stands Adam Miklosi, a Hungarian industrial designer of considerable renown. Collaborating with the German additive manufacturing studio Enable 3D, Adam Miklosi is poised to materialize his third series of creations: Uppgradera Collection 3.
Through his Uppgradera brand, he has already unveiled two collections that have garnered attention throughout the realm of Swedish household goods.
This fresh compilation encompasses five novel products, readily available for free download and home-based 3D printing.
“This is our second artist collection and we are super excited to see how the huge IKEA hacker community will respond to the designs. What we see here is the future of consumption where consumers play an active part in the creation of the final product.” says Enable 3D founder Manuel Siskowski.
He adds “IKEA’s approach for self-assembly has disrupted the furniture market. Maybe it is now their very own customers who start a second wave of disruption.”
All the series (see here the first) draw inspiration from IKEA products he personally utilizes. Miklosi‘s concepts strive to enhance the initial designs and rectify any shortcomings he has encountered, utilizing the capabilities of 3D printing.
Within his creations, he presents hacks that individuals facing analogous issues with the specific IKEA products can produce or have fabricated within their local vicinity, regardless of their geographical location. Adam’s objective is to create items that genuinely address tangible challenges and, with a touch of “uppgradera,” amplify the user experience in terms of both comfort and efficiency.
Encompassing everything from cheese graters to clothing racks, the Uppgradera Collection 3 spans various top-selling IKEA items, while simultaneously spotlighting an advanced design tier in which consumers actively enhance the brand’s original concepts.
Uppgradera Collection 3 & Enable 3D
Enable 3D specializes in crafting and promoting designs tailored for additive manufacturing, catering to brands seeking to digitize their respective industries. This transformative approach disrupts the conventional value chain, aligning with the co-production philosophy, where consumers actively contribute to production.
By adopting a decentralized production model that utilizes mono-materials fully reusable at 100 percent, Enable 3D circumvents the fragilities inherent in traditional value chains, thereby fostering the principles of a circular economy.