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IKEA Designs the Ultra-Efficient Kitchen of the Future

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On August 17, 2010 @ 3:39 pm In green gadgets,Innovation | 1 Comment

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What high-tech gizmos will we see in the kitchens of the future? IKEA [2] may have the answers. The Swedish superstore [3] recently drew up a concept kitchen for the year 2040, and it’s pretty wild — it features self-cleaning kitchen counters, 3D holographic displays, cabinets on rails, a “sixth-generation” iPad [4], remote-controlled ovens, and a host of ultra-efficient energy-saving systems.

IKEA [5]‘s kitchen of the future contains some pretty incredible theoretical tech, but we’re most excited about IKEA’s vision for kitchen-based smart energy monitoring and 3D food printers — imagine how much energy you could save by ditching trips to the grocery store.

Of course, IKEA [6] doesn’t specialize in consumer electronics, so we don’t expect any of these products to actually come from the company. But we can dream, right?

Via Electricpig [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/17/ikea-designs-the-ultra-efficient-kitchen-of-the-future/ikea/

[2] IKEA: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/29/is-it-green-ikea/

[3] Swedish superstore: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/18/woven-palm-leaf-vava-lamp-from-ikea/&sa=X&ei=fN5qTK3tM5OisQPnt6zEDw&ved=0CBoQzgQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNGXm88284Cf95yYxxqHet3KYnA4VA

[4] iPad: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/27/how-green-is-apples-ipad/

[5] IKEA: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/07/09/ikea-turns-out-the-lights-on-incandescent-bulb-sales/&sa=X&ei=fN5qTK3tM5OisQPnt6zEDw&ved=0CBsQzgQoATAA&usg=AFQjCNGiIv6OCIhxO6evmEKMgpUlu5E7FA

[6] IKEA: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/07/09/ikea-turns-out-the-lights-on-incandescent-bulb-sales/&sa=X&ei=tt5qTNDeLZHEsAPFlJFG&ved=0CBsQzgQoATAA&usg=AFQjCNFplWTSCxF8ZzjRPPKr-P6gtDNvKA

[7] Electricpig: http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2010/08/17/ikea-kitchen-of-the-future-3d-food-printer-multitouch-taps-and-more/

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