Today, Ikea announced the ROGNAN robotic furniture, their own way to tackle tiny houses or, as they put it, “small space living”.
This new line is created with Ori, an American startup that proposes robotic furniture for today’s housing issues.
You might remember and have been waiting for Ori’s invention from when they first showed up as an MIT project, back in 2017.
“More and more people are living and moving into cities where approximately an extra 1.5 million people join the urban population every week.
This mass urbanization is accelerating and creates heavily populated cities that are at the same time consuming both land and resources at an unsustainable pace,” explains IKEA.
For regular Joes, Ikea said it had to answer a question: “How can you utilise the square meters of your home in a better way without compromising on either function or your dreams?”
Well, you can the results in the video below.
While it’s still just a teaser (IKEA promised to reveal more at the end of the summer) and we’d still choose bigger houses over multi-functional, robotic furniture, it’s kinda exciting to imagine the future.
That specific future in which you can yell at Alexa to make the bed.