IKEA's "Growroom" Is the Next Best Thing in Small-Space Gardening

Sustainable and cool-looking — we want one for our backyard.

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IKEA is about to make your flat pack garden dreams come true thanks to a new project with a Secret Innovation Lab called Space10. According to Göran Nilsson, the IKEA Concept Innovation Manager at Inter IKEA Systems, the new concept is . "We already do a lot to improve the lives of the many people, and with Space10 we hope to take this vision even further. It's about exploring news ways to enable a better and more sustainable life for the many people."

One of Space10's new projects is "The Growroom," a spherical garden that you can build yourself and use to cultivate food for a more sustainable way of living. Also known as the flat pack food garden.

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The Growroom's potential lies in the accessibility of 3D printing and digital fabrication to the public. "We're tapping into this emerging potential by releasing the cutting files for The Growroom. All you then need to build it is: two rubber hammers, 17 sheets of ply wood and a visit your local fab lab or maker space with a CNC milling machine," the Space10 architects explained on their .

It'll take some significant elbow grease to build, but it seems like it will be worth it.

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