Concept Kitchen 2025 is a design installation that features ingredient-reading smart tables, a water-conscientious sink, and no refrigeration

IKEA has imagined a future kitchen that looks to the past for inspiration. The project, Concept Kitchen 2025, is a collaboration between the furniture brand, design agency Ideo and students from Lund University and Eindhoven University of Technology.

Students were asked to submit ideas for a future kitchen that considers the changes that are expected to come in the next 10 years, such as more people migrating to cities, smaller living spaces, water shortages and less meat-based diets. Four were then selected to intern at Ideo, to develop the project and build a full-scale model of the kitchen of the future. It was launched during Milan Design Week and will remain on show at Ikea Temporary, a six-month installation exploring life around the kitchen.

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