Boxer Rebellion

By The Editors
April 8, 2014 9:00 am

Thou art a grown ass man.

Thou shalt not shop at IKEA.

Even if thou covet Swedish meatballs.

Instead: take a gander at True Emporium’s “In A Box” collection.

Each kit is a room’s worth of furniture — sofa, chair, coffee table, floor lamp and entertainment center, for instance — in a box.

Everything flat-packed in a military-inspired trunk, which itself pulls double-duty as another piece of the furniture puzzle.

Convenient? Hella. Disposable? No.

Handmade and finished from reclaimed wood and steel, these kits are designer Ty Parr’s high quality, eco-conscious answer to Sweden’s dumpster-bound Karlstads and Ramviks.

Those are real names, right?

And while you may not have heard of SF’s True Emporium, you’ve seen their work if you’ve been in a Whole Foods anytime recently. They do the design and build-out of the cafés.

This line is more of a hobby. Or a mission statement.

Either way, you won’t be throwing it out anytime soon.

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