If IKEA Made Geeky Furniture Part 6: Superman

Fortress of Solitude Desk

This desk is based on Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. It features glass sections in the shape of the Superman diamond logo. The clincher is a glass stationary holder that resembles the crystal module. A corner configuration is shown, but a standard desk could also be made with this idea.

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Posted on November 29, 2010, in Architecture, Comics, Computers, Video Games and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. asdjkfhsakdfh I wish this was real so I could buy it for Christmas, homg.

  2. Do you think you could actually market these things? They are some really good ideas. I am only 18 but I know for a fact they would sell. I know as hell I’d be happy buying that stuff… if I had the money of course. How do you come up with the designs?

    • I think for the most part, these aren’t trademarked and are broad references to intellectual properties, so anyone could probably churn these out without penalty. The Rock Band/Guitar Hero carpet might be trickier, but seeing as both games utilized a similar look, it may be open season as well.

      I think all of these are highly-marketable and would be popular. But I don’t think I could manufacture and distribute these myself! I just generate ideas.

      However maybe a letter-writing campaign or petition for IKEA to make these things would be the way to go. It would be hard for a retailer to ignore lots of people who want to give them money for a particular product.

      As for how I come up with designs, that’s a bit more complicated. Some ideas I’ve had for a while (Superman furniture), others it’s just a matter of asking “What would make for a cool couch, and is video-game related?”. I’ve also found it to be very beneficial to be attentative to details…the set design in a movie, the logo of a hockey team…anything! It doesn’t hurt to utilize some of the more popular cultural icons too – that makes things easy.

      • See I am doing business now in College and I did Law in my 6 form (Like higher education) like you said, anybody could churn these without a penalty but that would be unfair to you really. You’ve spent time coming up with these ideas.

        As for the market, there is a rising want for new ‘novelty’ items and all of your ideas come under this heading, these are highly-marketable.

        The thing is though, who says you stop at IKEA or something, marketing can be done anywhere.

        You must have a lot of artistic ability to come up with things like this. The first thing I thought of when I saw the designs are ‘They’re perfect’ I saw no floor. I give you major respect for that as it is difficult.

        Personally I’d love to market these ideas. The expansions could truly be incredible.

  3. All very good points! I am guilty of wearing the horse blinders and narrowing the focus to IKEA, but they seemed the most suitable.

    I’m not really concerned with my ideas being stolen – if I was I wouldn’t publish them. If one idea becomes reality through my doing or someone else’s, that’s just another feather in my cap.

    At least I can provoke some discussion or turn some heads. In this instance, these things could benefit a lot of people in a positive way, so I don’t mind broadcasting these at all.

    I do have artistic ability, but I try not to spend too much time on these – just enough to get the idea across. I imagine if these designs became products they’d be finessed a great deal more!

    If you market these I’d be first in line to buy them! I personally can’t see myself being an entrpreneur of this scale.

    • IKEA are by definition a very very large furniture corporation and will sell so much because that’s what they do. They’re sort of the Wal-Mart of the furniture world? (Sorry I’m British and I’m not sure what is very big in America) (Also I take it your American because of the Dollar sign on the pictures haha).

      Hmm yeah that is a good point, there would be no beneficial factor about putting ideas up on here if they weren’t going to get used.

      I can definitely say you turned my head with these designs. The thing is, these designs don’t need to be finessed anymore. They are as I said, perfect as I see then, that coming from a future entrepreneur wanna-be.

      The difficult part comes in me marketing it. That’s the easy part. It’s the art work I would need to do it. The designs themselves. Then the marketing becomes a simple task in reality :)

  4. Well if you think you can make these happen, you’re more then welcome to give it a shot. I can give you a few non-IKEA text images if you’d like.

    These all appear to be very popular, so anything that comes of it would be great. Keep me posted.

    • Any designs are welcome friend. IKEA or non-IKEA. Anything you wish to see on the market.

      I know the feeling would be great to see your designs being sold.

      How should we transfer them?

  5. You can email me at originaldave77@hotmail.com, and I will get back to you later tonight!

    Thanks!

  6. I have done that :)

    Looking forward to your reply!

    Thanks!

  7. i would so buy anything that yall came up with if it was superman!

  8. i would o but the corner desk, it would be perfect we are a superman family and moving into a new house and this would be perfect..especially since i am an artist and am already painting sons walls in superman lol

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