Edition: United Kingdom  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

IKEA Staff Get New Design Inspirations.. From Living In A Mars Simulator

One News Page Staff Sunday, 18 June 2017
IKEA Staff Get New Design Inspirations.. From Living In A Mars Simulatorby

IKEA are arguably one of the world’s most famous, and most interesting, furniture design firms. The Swedish outfit has become synonymous with bizarre commercials, unique store layouts and even more unique homeware design – with their storage and furniture facilities making up millions of homes all over the world. It’s not hard to understand why the brand is so well known – as they offer a somewhat unique approach to their sales technique as well as their design strategy. Recently, it’s emerged that they really have gone above and beyond to get inspiration for future home design collections – and by ‘above and beyond’, we mean Mars.

That’s right – IKEA designers have, reportedly, decided to start focusing on kitting out space travel – having made their mark on planet Earth, the brand is now looking to expand to the stars, with a team of in-house designers having been stationed in a Mars simulation out in rural Utah, US. It’s thought that the move to station the team for such a period out at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) is to give them a taste for just how isolated life up in the stars could be – therefore essentially giving them all sorts of new ideas on how to make space exploration, and even colonization, that little bit more comfortable.

IKEA reportedly hopped on board a project taking place between Lund University students and NASA which was to investigate the necessities of travelling to Mars and being stationed up in the heavens. IKEA’s aims are, it’s stated, to look into how to make space travel more ‘homey’ – according to Marcus Engman, who leads design at the firm.

It’s thought that the project will allow designers to think deeply about how to bring design inspired by space travel into Earth homes, too – with a focus on space-saving and maximising comfort in extremely small spaces. IKEA have famously led the pack when it comes to unique and often bizarre design solutions in the past, meaning that it will be very interesting to see what they come up with for future collections.

Will the space explorers of tomorrow benefit from IKEA dining tables and beds? Will the firm lead the way in terms of kitting out homes and space vessels of the future? They’re starting early – meaning anyone else looking to get in on the game may have some catching up to do!

49
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

You Might Like


Other recent news in World

One dead as wind-whipped wildfires sweep into CALIFORNIA wine countryGoogle says RUSSIA tried to influence US election using adverts on YouTube and Gmail
CALIFORNIA WINE region ravaged by fast-spreading wildfiresAfter Facebook and Twitter, reports show Russia spent on GOOGLE ads ahead of US Presidential election
Nobel prize in economics awarded to RICHARD THALERIran Says Cooperating With Russia, TURKEY On ‘Regional, Global Issues’
WINE COUNTRY wildfires destroy 1,500 California homes, businessesPolice reveal major change to timeline of LAS VEGAS shooting
Las VEGAS SHOOTING: 'I found a note with gunman's calculations'Richard Thaler wins NOBEL PRIZE for Economics

Twitter

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+