From imagining meatball alternatives to designing a table that will charge your cell phone, IKEA's new innovation lab investigates the future of urban living. The design and exhibition space in the heart of Copenhagen was created as a place to explore possible solutions to future global problems. Space 10's mission is to "create opportunities for a better and more sustainable way of living in the future."
Collaborating with designers, artists, scientists, and creatives from around the world, Space 10 runs “labs”, each focused on solving a particular, specific challenge. The labs unfold in various ways, including pitch nights, talks, workshops, design residencies, and collaborative projects.
Space 10 operates externally to IKEA and from it they hope to gain fresh insights and inspiration while discovering new design talent.
Current labs include Tomorrow’s Meatball, which examines how alternative ingredients and technological innovations will shape our future meals.
The Fresh Living Lab, a collection of ideas around healthy and sustainable living, looks at ways in which we can make body awareness an integrated part of our lives. The recent Heat Harvest project uses thermoelectric technology to capture the wasted heat from our everyday objects and turn it into electricity.
If you happen to be in Copenhagen, drop by the Space 10 for a look at the latest innovations.
Via Design Milk
Images via Space 10 / Alastair Philip Wiper