The opening of a new store by IKEA usually wouldn’t prompt us to write an article about it. But this space in Copenhagen is very different. In fact, it doesn’t say ‘IKEA’ anywhere around the premises, and there aren’t any tea lights, kitchen utensils or furniture pieces on sale, either. Nor do the employees here serve hot dogs or meatballs.

Instead, Space10 is a ‘future-living lab’ and exhibition space in the meatpacking district in Copenhagen. The mission of the bright people working here is to investigate the future of urban living by detecting major challenges that will impact people on a global scale, and exploring possible solutions. The overall goal is to create opportunities for a better and more sustainable way of living in the future.

Space10 investigates the future of urban living through a series of labs. Each lab sets out to tackle a specific challenge, and unfolds through a number of talks, workshops, pitch nights, design residencies, exhibitions, collaborative projects, and other formats. In collaboration with an ever-growing community of visionary designers, artists, technologists, makers and creatives from around the world, the Swedish company wants prototype ideas and solutions to major challenges the global community faces and exhibit them to the world.

The beautiful space is open to the public and well worth a visit, click this link for events and opening hours.

Space10 // Flæsketorvet 10 // Copenhagen // website
Pictures // Alastair Philip Wiper (8)