IKEA's 'Space10' Lab is Opening a Six Day Food Production Pop-Up

 - Sep 12, 2017
References: space10.io & designtaxi
IKEA's 'Space10' lab imagines the future of food production at 'LOKAL' -- a pop-up in Shoreditch, London, that invites the general public to "enjoy a taste of the future." The pop-up, which is launching at next week's London Design Festival, will feature a six-day interactive event complete with the furniture brand's "high-tech hydroponics farm and gastronomic workshops that sustainably serve up delicious and nutritious food, right where it’s grown."

With this endeavor, LOKAL envisions the future of food production as both efficient and smart, as the event highlights Space10's computerized automation, which can grow vegetables three times faster than traditional methods while eliminating 90% of water waste. Guests of the pop-up will be exposed to a variety of food-related experiences, including a "futuristic salad bar" that offers hydroponic lettuce with locally-sourced ingredients.