Ikea loves to talk about all their greening efforts, but you can’t tell me that disposable, particle board furniture isn’t green washed by flat packing and CFL’s.
We see a lot of Ikea come in to the prop shop and we loathe to take it. We even mention it in our What We Can Take PDF on our Donate page. It’s about as resistant to dings as talc, does not travel well and my 91 year old grandpa could karate chop it into splinters effortlessly. Stop shopping there.
Also, they take back Ikea furniture in Europe.
One of the best things about resale shopping is you will find better quality furniture from an era when things were built to last. Making cheap, poisonous furniture is less appealing than horse meatballs… at least those biodegrade.
All the photos were taken in Brooklyn between 5th Avenue and 5th street and President Street between 3rd and 4th.