we already know that IKEA is not just a furnishuing house. they come up with some alternative idea, collaborate with designers and surprise us in many ways… space 10 is yet another surprise of this kind.
space 10 is a research hub and exhibition space in copenhagen with the aim to test product prototypes and ways of boosting consumers’ wellbeing.
it will partner with individuals from the worlds of art, design, and technology on a series of research projects that will result in a range of prototypes, as well as exhibitions, events and workshops.
as well as exhibiting the prototypes, space10 is hosting a bar that seeks to address food consumption and production, by letting visitors customise and press their own snack bars in partnership with food designer bo lindegaard.
the lab has been set up by carla cammilla hjort, who also founded and runs creative platform art rebels, music and arts event trailerpark festival and creative studio rebel agency.
the 1,000-square-metre space is hosted in a former fishery in copenhagen’s meatpacking district. it continues Ikea’s ongoing series of collaborations, which have seen the swedish retailer work with london designer ilse crawford, and initiate a partnership with dutch designer piet hein eek.