Eric, who is a Masters candidate for a degree in Industrial Design, has been hacking Ikea for a while now. His most current hack is his successful recovery of his Snille Chair. It’s a mutant between a Benjamin stool and a Snille – a Benjamille?
He says, “The stem and wheel base of the chair broke off and I was left with no computer desk chair. Having some success with hacking the Benjamin stool before, I had an extra one ready to go. I had to take the base plate and grind off some welds where there was an convex, stamped steel plate.
Once that was removed, I mounted the plate and bracket assembly of the Snille chair with a few shorter, big tooth wood screws and I had myself a really clean hack of a chair.