The New Concept Table from IKEA Will Suggest Recipes Based on Leftovers

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 27, 2015
References: conceptkitchen2025 & dezeen
A team of students at Lund University and the Eindhoven University of Technology have designed a concept table for IKEA that has the ability to suggest recipes based on the ingredients placed on its digital surface. Collaborating with the design firm 'IDEO,' the students developed an all-in-one-kitchen table to promote home cooking and to try and reduce the amount of household food waste.

The digital table features a built-in camera and image recognition technology that allows it to identify any ingredient placed on its surface. The smart table will then suggest other complementary ingredients and bring forth a full recipe by digitally projecting the instructions on the tabletop.

The table also features magnetic coils built into the surface of the table so that it can be used as an induction hub for cooking. The many different capabilities built directly into the IKEA concept table make it a multifunctional surface that is built for everything from preparing food to cooking and dining.