In our weekly news filter, we share the most interesting articles related to technology and the future of cities and buildings.
After introducing furniture-as-a-service, IKEA continues to innovate and showcases several solutions that should help residents to face the challenges that come with living in the city, caused by megatrends such as growing urbanization, aging population, soaring housing prices and a lack of natural resources. Together with developer Ikano Bostad IKEA launched Space10, a research and design lab to improve sustainability and livability. Besides, IKEA works together with various startups such as Ori and Bumblebee Spaces to launch a series of solutions for small space living: furniture combinations that can be minimized when they aren’t used and a solution to use the ceiling to store furniture when not needed. Watch the video about ROGNAN robotic furniture and read more here.