Ikea partners with NASA to build furniture that’s out of this world


Ikea is working with American space experts at NASA to figure out how to make furniture for people in densely populated cities. The Swedish furniture company is sending a team of designers to an astronaut training facility in Utah. The group will be locked inside a ‘spaceship environment’ for three days to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges that spacefarers face working in cramped environments. The head of the project, Ikea Creative Leader Michael Nikolic, describes the reason behind the strange collaboration in a company press release: “I think that the essence of this collection will be about appreciating what we…

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