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More people are interested in buying locally made products than ever before. You can capitalize on many consumers’ return to local shopping by emphasizing that all components of your furniture are made in the United States, or in your town or area. The same applies to handmade goods. Individuals who are tired of mass-produced goods are often the same people who are interested in buying locally. Given this climate, it is a good time to start a handmade furniture business.

Ikea is developing furniture for gamers

The Swedish retailer wants in on the rise of esports

Ergonomics, the domain of intricate office chairs and carpel tunnel-mitigating computer mice, is coming to Ikea—and not in the way you might expect. The retailer recently announced plans to develop a new line of hyper-personalized furniture designed for gamers.

Ikea is partnering with 3D printed prosthetics firm UNYQ and the e-gaming company Area Academy to design the products, which are expected to drop in 2020. “Gamers themselves have increased their ambitions by practicing better, eating better and getting better equipment but the solutions around seating and table, including accessories like lighting, can be improved,” said Ikea in a press release.

Early prototypes show a simple white chair that looks like a lovechild of the Aeron and an artist’s stool. The curvaceous seat is molded from plastic and cradles two cushions that have been crafted to fit your booty. How does Ikea achieve this, you ask? Let’s just say it would require your butt, a scanner, and an industrial grade 3D printer.

By venturing into personalized furniture for gaming, Ikea is chasing a massive audience of around 2 billion gamers around the world....


The Swedish retailer wants in on the rise of esports

Ergonomics, the domain of intricate office chairs and carpel tunnel-mitigating computer mice, is coming to Ikea—and not in the way you might expect. The retailer recently announced plans to develop a new line of hyper-personalized furniture designed for gamers.

Ikea is partnering with 3D printed prosthetics firm UNYQ and the e-gaming company Area Academy to design the products, which are expected to drop in 2020. “Gamers themselves have increased their ambitions by practicing better, eating better and getting better equipment but the solutions around seating and table, including accessories like lighting, can be improved,” said Ikea in a press release.

Early prototypes show a simple white chair that looks like a lovechild of the Aeron and an artist’s stool. The curvaceous seat is molded from plastic and cradles two cushions that have been crafted to fit your booty. How does Ikea achieve this, you ask? Let’s just say it would require your butt, a scanner, and an industrial grade 3D printer.

By venturing into personalized furniture for gaming, Ikea is chasing a massive audience of around 2 billion gamers around the world. Meanwhile, the rise of e-sports is also spurring significant investments in physical stadiums and adaptive reuse projects.

Via: Fast Company

The Swedish retailer wants in on the rise of esports

Ergonomics, the domain of intricate office chairs and carpel tunnel-mitigating computer mice, is coming to Ikea—and not in the way you might expect. The retailer recently announced plans to develop a new line of hyper-personalized furniture designed for gamers.

Ikea is partnering with 3D printed prosthetics firm UNYQ and the e-gaming company Area Academy to design the products, which are expected to drop in 2020. “Gamers themselves have increased their ambitions by practicing better, eating better and getting better equipment but the solutions around seating and table, including accessories like lighting, can be improved,” said Ikea in a press release.

Early prototypes show a simple white chair that looks like a lovechild of the Aeron and an artist’s stool. The curvaceous seat is molded from plastic and cradles two cushions that have been crafted to fit your booty. How does Ikea achieve this, you ask? Let’s just say it would require your butt, a scanner, and an industrial grade 3D printer.

By venturing into personalized furniture for gaming, Ikea is chasing a massive audience of around 2 billion gamers around the world. Meanwhile, the rise of e-sports is also spurring significant investments in physical stadiums and adaptive reuse projects.

Via: Fast Company


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Give your business a name. Name your business something that indicates what you sell. This will come in handy later on, when you are marketing your business and want people to associate your business name with handmade furniture.
File a DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” at your local county clerk’s office. You may want to do a search to ensure that no other business in your town is operating under the same name. If you live in a large metropolitan area, a search is a necessity.
Create a line of furniture. You’ll need to have models of each piece of furniture that you intend to sell, so that customers can easily visualize what you have to offer. Add to your furniture line each year so that your stock stays fresh and on-trend.