The on-site Farm is to produce food for Ikea restaurants.
The well-known furniture giant Ikea created Space10 - a research hub, a future-living lab and exhibition space (used for events and worskhops as well) in the heart of Copenhagen. There, Ikea plans to test product prototypes, investigate the future of urban living and create opportunities for a better and more sustainable way of living in the future. The Space10 team is to strike partnerships with various artists, designers and tech-savvy individuals.Together they are to work on numerous research projects and ultimately develop prototypes.
At the moment, Ikea and Space10 are delving into the future of food, presenting The Farm, Ikea's very own, on-site aquaponic garden.
It's a step further from Ikea's KRYDDA/VÄXER hydroponic garden, which allows pretty much anyone to easily grow fresh produce, like lettuce, in the comfort of their own home. With the Farm, Ikea is bringing the idea on another level - growing fresh produce in its own restuarants.
Thinking about how to make as little impact on the environment, they came up with the idea of sustainable food supply. On-site grown herbs and lettuces will be produced using hacked Ikea supplies (reportedly, over 80 percent of them).
Space10 will start testing the new aquaponics concept in the IKEA restaurant in Malmö, Sweden.