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September 5, 2010 AT 10:03 am

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Artist Helmut Smit created FLAMMA, a bow drill made from Ikea products.

From Core77:

Helmut Smit is our new favorite artist/designer, even if FLAMMA was the only project he’d ever done (it isn’t, by the way, and they are all stellar). This brilliant Ikea Hack “harks back to one of humanity’s basic needs: making fire.” As Ikea does not sell matches or lighters, Smits has taken cues from the wartime necessity of burning furniture to keep warm, and created a fire from an Ikea rope, hanger, wine rack, egg cup, napkins, and floral embellishments.

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1 Comment

  1. beautiful! it’s the technological circle of life

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