IKEA Sends Designers To A Mars Simulation To Inspire Compact Furniture

IKEA Sends Designers To A Mars Simulation To Inspire Compact Furniture
Design

Designers from the Swedish furniture company will be working in a space that simulates the astronaut experience

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 16 june 2017

IKEA is always looking for new ways to innovate their products, but this new collection is sure to be out of this world. Their designers will soon spend time at the Mars Desert Research Station, a simulation of what an astronaut would experience on the red planet, to come up with new flat-pack furniture to fit in the smallest of spaces, including NASA space shuttles but with an eye toward customers’ homes.

IKEA Creative Leader Michael Nikolic said in a press release that the collection is meant to expand on how we think about our furniture here on Earth. “I think that the essence of this collection will be about appreciating what we have on Earth: human beings, plants clean water and air. But also diversity and a sense of belonging—things that we take for granted on a daily basis. After this journey, it’ll probably feel pretty awesome to come home to my own bed.”

The collection will include about 30 pieces and is set to come out sometime in 2019.

IKEA Mars

IKEA is always looking for new ways to innovate their products, but this new collection is sure to be out of this world. Their designers will soon spend time at the Mars Desert Research Station, a simulation of what an astronaut would experience on the red planet, to come up with new flat-pack furniture to fit in the smallest of spaces, including NASA space shuttles but with an eye toward customers’ homes.

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