Single pages from IKEA furniture-assembly instructions were mixed together and renumbered. The result is an instructions manual of about 700 pages.
BÆBEL’s name suggests both staggering ambition – and if you followed its instructions, and assembled all IKEA furniture into a single fixture, what could that be but a tower to god? – and its promise of universal comprehension: IKEA’s power is predicated on communicating across languages, which is why its manuals eschew words entirely for these severe and elegant images.
Julia Pelta Feldman