In some countries such as Hong Kong, homes can be extremely expensive, even tiny apartments, but unfortunately, that is the reality of the property market right now. So, with such limited space, how does one make a home? It turns out that IKEA might have an answer to that problem in the form of robotic furniture.
These are pieces of furniture that are motorized which can move and shift around according to your needs. This means that during the day when you might no longer need your bed, the furniture could move around to reveal a sofa or a desk for work, and at night, it can shift back into a bed.
This is not a new concept as we have seen it done before, although for the most part, these are custom installations which probably does not come cheap. However, with IKEA being known as a furniture maker for the masses, there is some hope that maybe the company could come up with a more affordable solution.
IKEA as announced that they will be teaming up with Ori, an American robotic furniture startup to create its ROGNAN furniture. Details are scarce at the moment, but the company is expected to share additional information this summer. IKEA seems to be doing a good job at expanding its tech offerings, ranging from smart blinds, speakers, smart plugs, and more.