Ikea Has Debuted An Indoor Farm That Grows Greens Three Times Faster Than A Garden

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Ikea Has Debuted An Indoor Farm That Grows Greens Three Times Faster Than A Garden

Rory Gardiner

Rory Gardiner

Ikea is known for its flat-pack kitchen tables, islands, and cabinets.

Now the home furnishings retailer is experimenting with products that allow people to harvest food at home.

Space10, Ikea's innovation lab, has designed a prototype of a mini-farm that can grow greens and herbs indoors.

Called Lokal, it uses a hydroponic farming system — allowing crops to grow on trays under LEDs in a climate-controlled box. Space10 debuted the device in September at the London Design Festival in Shoreditch.

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