Forget crystal balls, IKEA are using meatballs to see into the future.
At Space10 their future living research lab in Copenhagen, specialised teams of designers, artists, technologists, and makers are ideating and prototyping solutions for global challenges we’re facing in the near future.
Food is one of those global challenges, but it’s easy to overlook the complicated issues when there’s always food on the table. Tomorrow’s Meatball is one way of highlighting the issues and making that information, um, digestible (sorry).
As Space10 creative director Kaave Pour explains, “We used the meatball’s shape and size as a canvas for future foods scenarios, because we wanted to visualise complicated research in a simple, fun and familiar way.”
The six unique meatball dishes will reconfigure the way we think about food. And with names like ‘Wonderful Waste Ball’ and ‘Crispy Bug Ball’, they’re certainly grabbing people’s attention.