IKEA and SPACE10 have recently teamed up and are exploring the future of food production. As readers of previous posts know, food shortage is a very real issue facing our planet. As the seventh largest restaurant chain in the world IKEA has strong leverage to help change negative scenarios, and this is just such a case.
Now Space10 introduces “The Farm,” a cleverly altered (some might say reversed engineered) aquaponic garden. Taking a few old classic shelves, plastic bins, and LED lights (borrowed from the IKEA RYDDA/VAXER hydroponic garden) Space10 have created a micro-farm in a tiny basement room of their studio in Copenhagen. In a perfect marriage of Technology and Nature, food has the lowest footprint possible resulting in a positive impact on the planet.
They will continue to explore the frontiers of future food supplies. If our body gets sick, don’t we heal it. Currently the planet is sick, and sustainability seems to be the best medicine. The aquaponics concept is being tested at the IKEA kitchens in Malmö, Sweden…we await good news of its success!var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);