Okay, maybe your clean air will not run out today, but air pollution is in fact one of the biggest health risks globally. In recent research IKEA found that the general preconception is that air pollution happens outside, rather than inside. But according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) pollution in some parts of the world is five times higher inside than outside. It’s a big problem but here’s the good news, you can be a part of the solution.
Play is a great way to make our everyday lives better. And it’s not just for kids! While researching the IKEA Play Report 2017, IKEA held a workshop where co-workers and consumers came up with ideas for making the IKEA range more playful. How about a lamp that snows or a sofa that doubles as a trampoline?
Izumi Matsumoto lives differently. Not only is she renovating an old building in Tokyo, which is unusual, she also has three other locations she also calls home and shares with several generations of her family. IKEA is interested in how she organises her home so invited her to a workshop in Copenhagen to find out more.
Christian Broberg lives in an extreme dwelling, a former WWII military landing craft in central Copenhagen. His dedication to restoring his home is a life-long project. To find out more about the way Christian thinks about his home, IKEA invited him to a one-day Home Pioneers workshop in Copenhagen.
Amélie Touram’s home was in a van, not a caravan or a camper van, but a van. And this was all in the pursuit of one thing, maximising time rock-climbing. This lifestyle makes her one of many IKEA Home Pioneers, who recently attended a workshop in Copenhagen to share more about their lives and what they think of as “home”.
SPACE10 is a one year old future-living lab and exhibition space situated in the very centre of Copenhagen. Their mission is no less than investigating the future of urban living. IKEA is the initiating force behind SPACE10 but it features an ever changing line-up of curious designers and design-students in residence.