New Delhi – Ikea's Copenhagen-based company research and design lab is opening in the thriving culture hub of south Delhi.
The new space is billed as a collaborative platform where experts, creatives and specialists can meet, experiment and prototype solutions to enable a better future for people and the planet, from augmented reality to clean energy solutions. It will also host community talks and exhibitions as well as offering rapid prototyping facilities for local and international designers.
While Space10 has previously popped up in cities from Shanghai to Nairobi, the Delhi location is open until April 2020, making it the company’s first semi-permanent location. ‘We want to be where the future is,’ says Kaave Pour, managing director at Space10. ‘India has a young, educated and technology-savvy population and will soon be the most populated country on Earth, with a fifth of the world’s youth living there.’
With a technology-savvy youth population that is set to outnumber China’s, India is a key market for brands hoping to explore the next generation of sustainable and scalable solutions.