Most of us can’t help wondering about the future. What might our lives entail a few years from now? It’s a question worth asking, especially since current generations have inherited some rather pressing issues – global warming, decreasing natural resources and food waste are examples of urgent problems that we hear about every day that cry out for a solution.
Focusing on some of these issues and where they might lead us in years to come, IKEA has come up with a rather brilliant idea.
A combined effort between IKEA, IDEO London and a group of students Lund and Eindhoven universities, Concept Kitchen 2025 is essentially a glimpse into the way our eating and food preparation habits might change in the next decade.
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The project is an exhibition coinciding with the Salone Del Mobile in Milan and EXPO Milano and will last throughout the summer with a variety of interactive events.
The Concept Kitchen contains a table that analyses ingredients and suggests recipes, a water system that enables us to re-use non-toxic water, induction-cooling technology that responds to temperature regulating stickers and – my personal favourite – a disposal system that lets you earn credits if you’ve been an industrious recycler or debits if you’ve been wasteful.
Also read: Nordic Glassware Project
For more information about IKEA Concept Kitchen 2025 or its sibling project IKEA Temporary, visit www.conceptkitchen2025.com or www.ikeatemporary.com. If you’re lucky enough to be in the vicinity of Milan this summer, I urge you to go attend some of the exciting events.
Upcoming events include “Make your own edible jewellery”, “Origami cooking” and “Dinner’s Ready! Cooking by tattoos”.
Also recommended: Malmö Live – A City Within A City
Tags: ikea, kitchen, nordic design, scandinavian design
Hugrún is an art and design enthusiast from Iceland, with a deep appreciation for aesthetics that deviate from the conventional.
Being born and raised in the Reykjavík region, she draws inspiration from the city’s quirky small-town culture, and the diversity and individuality of its inhabitants.
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