Will we be rehydrating food in the future? Or have appliances we can control from our phones doing everything for us? The latter really isn’t too far way, but it begs the question: What do you think cooking will look like in 20 years, and furthermore, what are the kitchens of the future going to look like?
Kitchen technology has come so far in just the past hundred years, so we can’t help but wonder what the next stage of its evolution is. Luckily, IKEA doing a lot of the heavy lifting for us, constantly looking forward to determine what will — and what should — come next, not only in the kitchen, but throughout the entire home.
On their mission to answer these questions and give all of us a window into what the future will bring, they have set up the #IKEAtemporary, a space stationed in Milan for the World Expo that explores the idea and concept of the kitchen of tomorrow, as well as what technology could remove some of the barriers that keep us from enjoying everyday cooking. With items like self-refrigerating containers or even worktops that give you recipe suggestion for food you place on it, convenience and ease of use are paramount in these snippets from the future.
The concept is simple: Even more brainpower can only be a good thing. Rather than telling you what you need, IKEA want your thoughts, opinions and feedback on what they could improve for the at-home cooking experience for real people. The belief is that it’s much better when the consumer tells the designer how they truly want to live – and not the other way around. You could say that IKEA has the ingredients – but we have the recipes.
Do you have ideas that you want to share with IKEA? Because they are all ears and and eager to hear your thoughts and feedback when it comes how you think you could make your home and your kitchen betters space for you.
So, why not come have a chat with them? Join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @IKEAtemporary, or visit their website at ikeatemporary.com. You never know, your idea could change the world, one kitchen at a time!