Most of us have pretty much the same impression when someone mentions IKEA – amazing design, dozens of modern furniture pieces for every corner of the house and budget-friendly prices. But, apart from touching almost every home, this popular Swedish brand is now offering a delightful perspective of our homes in the future. This is an opportunity to see your future home through IKEA’s eyes:
Totally smart interior
Those days we are blessed with our smart phones and tablets, but, if we bear in mind that IKEA is about to surprise us with smart kitchens, in next 10 years we’ll probably be able to enjoy in totally smart homes as well. Majority of interior items, from your wardrobe to kitchen appliances will come with smart sensors included, where simple sentence will be enough to start your washing machine, open the wardrobe or turn off the oven when you’re away. According to this, our homes in 2025 will be fully equipped with pieces, whose usage is based on our communication with them and appliances able to predict next actions. So, it looks like we’ll get a new friend to talk to.
Nature will definitely come back to us through the big doors, but with couple of changes in the scenario. IKEA’s designers anticipate that by 2025 you won’t even have to stick your head out the window to enjoy lush greenery, since gardens will become integral part of your interior. It looks like living walls, dense green beds full of veggies and herbs and rooms transformed into real natural environment are going to replace your outdoor moments and turn your home into true reflection of outside world.
Intelligent kitchen tables
IKEA’s project known as “Concept Kitchen 2025” will definitely gladden all of you, who are not so skilled delicacies’ makers, since your future kitchen space will probably welcome the table nearly intelligent as you. This Swedish company recently released a concept known as “Table for Living”, referring to a kitchen table smart enough to guide you through entire cooking adventure. All you have to do is to put your favourite ingredients on table’s surface, choose your recipe, desired cooking mode and the magic will start to appear. Like this isn’t stunning enough, this futuristic table will be able to warm your food, suggest preparation steps and exact amount of ingredients for every meal.
Fridge – what’s that?
This will probably be the question your child will ask you in 2025, since your future home will not host classic refrigerator you have now. Assuming that in next 10 years food price will significantly rise, regular shopping will become past and groceries will be delivered to us on a daily basis, IKEA suppose that refrigerators will be replaced with automated pantries. Shelves cluttered with bunch of groceries will disappear and our homes will have modern pantry, based on technology which can maintain temperature of each ingredient placed in see-through storing containers.
Although those characteristics of our future homes now look like dream, there’s no doubt that rapidly developing technology and design will bring us closer to IKEA’s image of our living space in 2025.