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Robots can build IKEA furniture but IKEA utensils can also build a robot

A few months ago I sent you some of my work … a series of upcycled IKEA robots.

You can see them here:

Here are a few more.

KVART lamp robot

Hi! My name is K02

IKEA items used for IKEA Robots:
  • For the feet — SULTAN legs or CAPITA legs
  • Arms — KVART lamp
SULTAN legs

Construction in progress

These 2 or 3 IKEA utensils are absolutely ideal for building robots.

IKEA SULTAN or CAPITA which at normal times are used as furniture legs, but here they serve as robot feet.

 IKEA robots by Gille Monte Ruici
 IKEA robots by Gille Monte Ruici

They perfectly match the harmony of the whole and are very stable.

The ballerina

The Ballerina (KVART lamp)

In the same way, KVART lamps are perfect as arms for robots. They are articulated, mobile and allow the robot to diffuse a beautiful light.

Grey under construction

Grey (construction)

Usually, I hunt for these utensils in second-hand markets, or flea markets. As I prefer to give abandoned materials a “second life”.

I start with no preconceived idea of what my robots will look like. I just follow my visual instincts. Either the final vision is immediate, or the idea will slowly mature and will emerge later on.

With the materials I’ve collected, I assemble with other utensils such as extinguishers, gas meters, toaster, dry cleaner … everything is possible!

Red - IKEA robots by Gille Monte Ruici

Red (SULTAN leg and KVART lamp)

The construction of a robot, once all parts are referenced can average 2 to 3 hours.

SignalGenerator (KVART lamp) - IKEA robots by Gille Monte Ruici

SignalGenerator (KVART lamp)

The parts are screwed, nothing is welded.

Assembling the electrical components is simple. The domino connecting the 2 KVART lamps is inserted inside the body. The construction is relatively simple based on drilling. It takes just a drill and some screws and bolts.

ISKRA (CAPITA leg)

ISKRA (CAPITA leg)

The most complicated part is to find pieces that when finally assembled must release a beautiful harmony.

Here are the links where you can you can find all my diversions and hacks: my blog, Facebook and Instagram

~ by Gille Monte Ruici, Paris 


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