How the Billy bookcase took the world by storm

Billy Bookcase image by Faruk Ateş.
Icon: IKEA’s Billy Bookcase, the Ford Model T of flat pack furniture design. Image by Faruk Ateş.

Firstly, we at Steven Cleary Carpentry would prefer to see bespoke bookcases instead of flat pack ones. Even so, we cannot underestimate the global impact of flat pack furniture. In particular, a bookcase whose design has been virtually unchanged since 1979. We refer to IKEA’s Billy bookcase.

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