1947: Danish Furniture Knocks Down For Moving


It looks better than IKEA, too. Flatpack furniture isn't new; the British did campaign furniture for centuries, and according to Popular Science, February 1947: "DESIGNED chiefly for sale in Europe’s war-devastated countries, this new line of Danish furniture sacrifices little in visual appeal. Modern in appearance, the simple, functional pieces are well suited to mass production methods. They can be quickly set up or taken apart, thus easing the moving problem on the unsettled continent. Shipping and storing difficulties are correspondingly lessened, since in a knocked-down condition the furniture occupies less than a quarter of its’ normal volume. Stacking also allows for considerable saving of space." ::Modern Mechanix

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