Ikea wants to sell you more than furniture – it wants to sell sustainable living, and that includes what you need to grow your own food.
Ikea is reported to be developing a new line of products with British industrial designer Tom Dixon, to be formally announced in May 2019 and released in stores in 2021.
The retailer has already introduced a hydroponic system to grow lettuce on your kitchen countertop, and the company’s innovation lab, Space10, experimented with a flatpack urban farm to fit in your backyard.
The collaboration with Tom Dixon would possibly to make it easier to grow plants in small spaces in city homes and to maximize the amount of food production in the smallest possible space.
With this, Ikea is jumping on to the trend of products focused on people farming in an urban environment.