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Poäng. Ektorp. Billy. Since its founding in 1943, Swedish furniture giant Ikea has supplied an abundance of iconic household products, entering both homes across the world and the cultural lexicon. Yet these restrained and affordable goods, while marketed on their universality, may not be suited for everyone. 

“Our everyday home environments do not always anticipate the unique needs of people battling cognitive and physical frailty,” says the Lien Foundation, a Singapore organization that recently commissioned two local studios — Lekker Architects and Lanzavecchia + Wai — to produce Hack Care, a richly illustrated guide that leverages “practical hacks, wacky ideas and simple tips” to make an array of the manufacturer’s mass-produced...

A Step-By-Step Guide Makes Ikea Furniture Friendlier for Those with Dementia

Singapore studios Lekker Architects and Lanzavecchia + Wai have teamed up to produce Hack Care: a free guide full of “practical hacks, wacky ideas and simple tips” that designs for cognitive decline.

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