Designer Repurposes IKEA Furniture For A Playful Co-Working Space

Designer Repurposes IKEA Furniture For A Playful Co-Working Space
Design

Architect Izaskun Chinchilla's project embraces the DIY spirit to focus on the necessities of working in a public environment

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 2 february 2017

A colorful new coworking space called UTOPIC in Madrid, Spain has embraced the ever-playful DIY spirit to focus on the unique necessities of working in a public environment. Architected by Izaskun Chinchilla, the vibrant space employs various IKEA furniture hacks—that is, the gear is assembled in a manner unintended by the Swedish giant, meant to promote an open atmosphere that’s dynamic and easily changeable so as to fit the needs of occupants. Take the combination of bunk beds and drawers for instance, which come together to form various multi-level desk units.

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Inspired by the Japanese ryokan style, the playful meeting areas offer relatively low-to-the-ground ceramic table, and double as large event rooms when not in use. Meanwhile, a large hall mimics New York’s Broadway style, emphasizing diversity in the workplace to further accommodate different preferences. Overall, the space was created as a platform for launching innovative, boot-strappy initiatives by offering an ecosystem which molds to those within it, instead of the other way around. Only 100 seats are up for grabs – act fast.

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UTOPIC

A colorful new coworking space called UTOPIC in Madrid, Spain has embraced the ever-playful DIY spirit to focus on the unique necessities of working in a public environment. Architected by Izaskun Chinchilla, the vibrant space employs various IKEA furniture hacks—that is, the gear is assembled in a manner unintended by the Swedish giant, meant to promote an open atmosphere that’s dynamic and easily changeable so as to fit the needs of occupants. Take the combination of bunk beds and drawers for instance, which come together to form various multi-level desk units.

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