In november 2012, Core77 made an article on their blog about one of my projects, a collection of 3D printed lampshades made to repair IKEA lamps. At the end of the page, the writer (Ray) made a suggestion :
"Where Andreas Bhend's recently-seen IKEA hacks included instructions à la the Swedish furniture giant's pictographic booklets, Bernier has seen fit to customize a part of the whole. But if they're disparate yet equally creative approaches to DIY making, perhaps the next step is for the two to join forces: Andreas, if you're reading this, we'd love to see you guys collaborate on a series of IKEA hacks with bespoke 3D printed parts and instructions..."
That's exactly what we did.
Andreas is a student in the east of Switzerland while I work full time for le FabShop, a 3D printing startup in Paris (France).
We didn't know each other, but were motivated by the project. Andreas took the train to Paris where we spent two days and a half doing this :
To get all the instructions, Andreas made one of his famous DIY manual, inspired by the IKEA classic. You'll find everything you need.
To download the 3D printing files, go to our Makerbot Thingiverse account : http://www.thingiverse.com/LeFabShop/designs
If you don't have access to a 3D printer (or a friend who has one) you can order the parts directly from us at www.lefabshop.fr/fabstore
You can also build and custom your own parts! They don't even have to be orange by the way ;)
To be updated about our next awesome projects at le FabShop, please, follow this page!
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An other link to the PDF is : http://issuu.com/andreasbhend/docs/draisienne