No matter where you live—way, way out in the country or deep inside the city—most of us enjoy bringing little pieces of nature into our homes. Whether it’s a bouquet of flowers or a collection of succulents, there’s something about merging your home with the natural world that brightens the whole space.
Even better than a simple houseplant, though, is what the geniuses at IKEA and Space10 have cooked up. It’s called The Growroom, and it’s an indoor garden unlike any other. Even better, they’re sharing the designs with the world, so your very own has never been so close.
Get ready to fall in love.
Space10, a “future-living lab and exhibition space in the heart of Copenhagen” that works with IKEA to innovate new and advanced designs, has created what they call The Growroom.
Made with nothing but IKEA plywood and screws, the designs have now been officially open-sourced, meaning you can make your very own at home.
The instructions, which were the brainchild of architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, have been made available online by Space10 and IKEA—and they’re completely free!
The segments of the “pavilion” are designed to allow as much light and moisture in as possible.
Anyone who wants to step inside can do that, too!
One of the stated goals of The Growroom is to encourage those in urban areas to find creative ways to feed themselves and be more sustainable.
“The original version of The Growroom sparked interest and people requested to either buy or exhibit it,” Space10 explained.
“But it doesn’t make sense to promote local food production and then start shipping it across oceans and continents.”
“That is why we now release The Growroom as open source design and encourage people to build their own.”
What do you think? Are you ready to make your very own?
What a good idea! And the fact that IKEA is releasing the designs to the public just shows how committed it is to encourage sustainable food production. Who else is ready to start making one?
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