Proving they’re about more than free pencils, IKEA has an external research hub in Copenhagen. Space 10 was launched to tackle the issues of surrounding urban living.
The hub is currently testing out The Farm – an IKEA-hacked hydroponic garden. From classic shelves and bins, to LED lights taken from the IKEA Rydda/ Vaxer hydroponic garden, 80% of the farm is made from IKEA products.
The Farm would mean food could be grown in-store, instead of being shipped from miles away. IKEA has a food division worth $3 billion. If the experiment bares fruit, the flat pack furniture giant would have the scope to move food supply in a more sustainable direction.