imagine my surprise when we stumbled upon these ingenius stools/sidetables while perusing the streets of prenzlauer berg. not only do they come in a plethora of designs and colors, they come packed flat and in the form of shipping containers!
i couldn't help myself and stuffed one into my suitcase to bring back home with me.
when we returned, all i had to do was unpack the sucker and snap the pieces together using the included packet of rubber bands. assembly was super quick and even easier than anything ikea. (we should know; dabney and i have ph.d.s in ikea.)
don't let the compressed plywood fool you. it's STRONG. i can boogie on top of this thing. however, it will most likely just support a lamp and maybe a cup of coffee or a bottle of beer on occasion.