As cities become bigger and busier, finding suitable living spaces can often be like hunting for a needle in a haystack, IKEA are aiming to change that.
IKEA and American design firm Ori Living have partnered to reimagine modern day urban living with a flexible and innovative robotic furniture range called ROGNAN, aimed at helping people have big dreams in small spaces.
Urban space today is super valuable yet very scarce.
95 per cent of the world’s population somehow live on just 10 per cent of land, with an estimated 1.5 million people joining urban areas across the world each week.
Urban living is the norm in the 21st century, and IKEA and Ori Living have set out to make sure the space you do manage to carve out in busy cities is adaptable and open to limitless design potential.
The two companies have developed the ROGNAN, a robotic furniture solution that’ll turn small spaces into smart spaces, while also providing all the comforts and conveniences of a much larger home.
The ROGNAN has been built combining Ori’s robotic home platform and IKEA’s iconic storage solution, the PLATSA, with a number of key additions such as a pullout bed, seating area and wheels to help it move around the home.
The fusing of the two products allows this piece of modern furniture to be moved and altered to suit various living spaces and people’s needs.
The idea behind the product was not only to offer people the chance to create their dream home in small spaces city, but also reduce waste with a piece of furniture that can adapt and grow with you through life.
The ROGNAN is scheduled to launch in 2020.