No matter if you live way out in the country or deep in the crowded city — most of us enjoy bringing a least a small touch of nature into our homes. Whether it’s a bouquet of flowers on the table or some potted plants on the window sill, there’s just something special about merging your home with the wonders of the natural world.
Even better than a simple houseplant, though, is what the geniuses at IKEA and Space10 have recently come up with. It’s called “the Growroom”, and it’s a unique indoor garden that is truly unlike any other. What’s more, they’re even sharing their designs with the world – so becoming the owner of one has never been easier! If you have an affinity for nature, get ready to fall in love…
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A company called Space10, who describe themselves as a “future-living lab and exhibition space in the heart of Copenhagen”, have been hired to help IKEA create innovative new designs. Possibly their most ambitious project yet is an amazing creation that they call “The Growroom”. Made from nothing but IKEA plywood and screws, the designs have also been officially open-sourced, meaning that you can now make your very own version at home!
The assembly instructions, which were the handy-work of architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, have been made available online by both IKEA and Space10 — and best of all, they’re completely free!
The individual segments of the Growroom’s “pavilion” are designed to allow in as much light and moisture as possible, ensuring that whatever you plant will grow to be healthy and strong.
Incredibly, anyone who wants to take a step inside of your Growroom can even do that, too!
One of the stated goals of the Growroom is to encourage people who live in urban areas to find creative new ways to feed themselves, as well as live a more sustainable lifestyle.
“The original version of the Growroom sparked a lot of interest, and many people requested to either buy it or exhibit it,” Space10 explained on their website. “But it doesn’t make sense to promote local food production and then start shipping it across oceans and continents.”
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