Testing the Everyday: ikea

Reference,Scientific — arothera @ 3:44 pm

I’ve always found Ikea a very strange place. Especially strange is their style of testing furniture. They create these incredible weird and awesome machines for testing their furniture. The entire goal of this machine is to try and simulate a human person or gesture (such as sitting or cabinet opening).

Two videos below (2nd one is disturbing):

-An actual machine testing how a person would sit.

Ikea commercial from the 80s possibly:

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