UNIKEA by Kenyon Yeh


UNIKEA, or Unique IKEA is a project by designer Kenyon Yeh in which he seeks to create personal identity from ubiquitous uniformity. Kenyon assembled the pieces from a standard IKEA flat pack without following the instructions (or, as he says, he threw away the instructions). Instead, he simply customized each piece to fit his own personal taste, with the addition of a few details.

Amalgamation of an old detailed English chair leg from resin casting brings a fresh new feel to the simple IKEA design. He says, “The process is liberating and brings a limitless attitude of possibility creating unique furniture instead of doing such a thing that made by forces.”




The collection currently consists of four pieces, BRIA, DALT, KENN, and LOPA. UNIKEA is produced and made to order.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.