Ikea just launched a DIY flat-pack indoor garden that can feed a whole lot of people at once

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The Growroom by Ikea’s Space10, Mads-Ulrik Husum, and Sine Lindholm.
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Swedish architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm collaborated with Space10, Ikea’s innovation lab, to design a piece of living furniture that can feed quite a few people, from the looks of it.

Called the Growroom, it’s a flat-pack spherical garden that grows plants, veggies, and herbs.

“Standing tall as a spherical garden, it empowers people to grow their own food much more locally in a beautiful and sustainable way,” its designers write on Medium.

Though Space10 launched the Growroom in late 2016, the designers just made the plans open-source. You can download the instruction manual on Space10’s site.

Check it out below.


Measuring about nine feet tall, the Growroom lets you grow plants indoors.

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Alona Vibe

You can also sit inside and admire the crops.

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Alona Vibe

Though the Growroom pictured below features mostly plants, the structure can grow anything, including fruit, herbs, and vegetables.

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Alona Vibe

Made of 17 sheets of plywood, you can build the structure with a rubber hammer, 500 stainless steel screws, and a milling machine.

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Niklas Adrian Vindelev

The instruction manual only has 17 steps.

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Niklas Adrian Vindelev

The pieces attach together like most Ikea furniture. They can be hammered together with nails.

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The first Growroom was built in 2016, and exhibited at the Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen pictured below. The latest version doesn’t include any metal parts.

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Shipping Growrooms in flat-pack boxes over large distances to Ikea’s stores would’ve conflicted with the goal of the project, which is to promote local agriculture, according to the designers.

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Alona Vibe

Source: Space10/Medium


“Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model. It reduces food miles, our pressure on the environment, and educates our children of where food actually comes from,” Space10 writes.

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Alona Vibe

Source: Space10/Medium