“Rumtid” – IKEA presents the first designs of the NASA inspired collection

The furniture giant Ikea reaches for the stars with its new space-inspired collection. Inspired by the Mars station in Utah, Ikea presents the new “Rumtid” collection.

THE US SPACE AGENCY & THE SWEDISH FURNITURE COMPANY

Last year, a team from the Swedish furniture company Utah visited the Mars Desert Research Station. Inspired by the NASA station in the desert, IKEA presented the first drafts of a project to design future small-scale living conditions comfortable and fashionable.

 

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RECYCLED MATERIALS FOR IKEA FURNITURE

In order to adapt thematically to space travel, the new collection deals with the prevailing conditions in space: cramped living space and lack of resources such as air and water. The result: a modular furniture system, innovative lighting solutions, indoor terrariums and a newly designed air purifier. The tubes used for the modules are made of light and recycled veneer material. This material is also versatile and can be used for other pieces of furniture such as wardrobes, sofas and beds. Production can be almost waste-free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Unfortunately, the relaunch of the furniture will be delayed until 2020, when it will be available in the Ikea shops for a limited time.

 

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