IKEA Furniture Upcycled to Become Wildlife Homes

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IKEA is on a big push to lower their overall carbon footprint, and show the world that they can be a responsible global citizen.

Collaborating with artists in the UK, they’ve created a series called Wildhomes for Wildlife, utilizing old IKEA furniture pieces in funky and innovative ways.

Below are some of the pieces from the collection, including homes for birds, bats, bees, insects, and more.  Via Dezeen:

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Dom by Supermundane is a colourful birdhouse made from IKEA’s Industriell shelving units

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Månstråle House by designers Beep Studio is a nesting pod for birds made from old Stråla lamp stands

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Bughattan by Adam Nathaniel Furman invites bees and wasps to rest

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Honey I’m Home! by artist Hattie Newman is a home for bees built from IKEA’s Burvik side tables

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Supermundane also completed the Pipi bat house with a brightly coloured aesthetic

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The Bug Bud by Iain Talbot is an insect “hotel” made from cladding from the Greenwich store

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Fladdermösshus by Studio Weave is an alternative bat house with a very different aesthetic

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