The IKEA hack is a veritable touchstone of the young and resourceful (read: broke) contingent of DIYers, but this Flotspotted project is exceptional for its scope: not only does Swiss designer Andreas Bhend hack the furniture but also the instructions themselves. "Frosta" is a collection of three articles of furniture that are made from reconstituted stools of the same name (which, in a 'meta' twist, are themselves Alvar Aalto knockoffs).
The fact that his modified instructions call for power tools and handsaws provides only the subtlest of hints that something is amiss.
Thus, Bhend has subverted the universalist pictograms of IKEA instruction manuals—a sort of language in itself—for his own ends. Even the promo video is vaguely IKEA-like:
See each of the individual projects after the jump...