Metro model: Ikea finds a new station in life

13 : 01 : 2012 Furniture : Functionality : Ikea

Paris – French creative agency Ubi Bene has built a live-in installation in the Auber Metro station for furniture retailer Ikea.

Ikea Apartment by Ubi Bene Ikea Apartment by Ubi Bene
Ikea Apartment by Ubi Bene Ikea Apartment by Ubi Bene
Ikea Apartment by Ubi Bene Ikea Apartment by Ubi Bene
Ikea Apartment by Ubi Bene Ikea Apartment by Ubi Bene

The IKEA Apartment – 54 Square-Metre Ideas to Life – is a model apartment in which five housemates will live from the 9 to 14 January. The space is fully furnished with Ikea items, and passers-by can see the residents.

This is not the first time Ikea has showcased the functionality of its furniture to commuters, as LS:N Global reported last year. For more on how the role of furniture will change in the home, read our Future Family macrotrend.

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