DUARTE, Calif. - John McDonald, founder of IKEA cabinet hacking Semihandmade, will launch new inkjet printed cabinet door styles, in a line called "Print." McDonald previewed the designs last month in his Cabinets & Closets 2016 keynote.
McDonald will show the line during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, May 14-17.
The new collection will combine Semihandmade’s high-quality wood veneers with cutting-edge ink-jet technology. The doors will be available for select IKEA bathroom, media and console cabinets.
Cabinet maker John McDonald tells how he built his Calilifornia business using high-end upgrades to IKEA cabinetry.
“We’re collaborating with eight amazing artists and bringing their unique vision to our doors," says McDonald. "PRINT adds an entirely different dimension and texture to furniture.”
Featured artists include 33 Stewart Avenue, Erik Abel, Art of Board, Lisa Congdon, Mirth Studio, Elizabeth Olwen, Eloise Renouf and Rex Ray.
“All of them have backgrounds working with some of the biggest names in retail," McDonald adds. "We’re thrilled to add Semihandmade to that list.”
In addition to ICFF, Semihandmade will exhibit PRINT at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles in June and at IDS West in Vancouver in September. The company is also expanding its brand by opening mini-showrooms inside WeWorks in Chicago, Pasadena, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Seattle and San Francisco.
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