One day, Gillis had to transport a couple of chairs and a table by car. To fit them in the boot, he unscrewed the table legs and put them back again on when he reached his destination. That same day, he went back to his office to discuss the possibility of marketing furniture sold in parts. Today, the ubiquitous Swedish corporation he worked for is well known for its wide range of quick-assembly products, and is probably the biggest producer of easily-accessible interior elements that can be put into production and ready for retail very soon after they’ve been designed. Packed in flat cardboard boxes, they can be easily transported and reassembled at home by their owners.