Short on Space? IKEA is Launching Robotic Furniture for Small Spaces

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ROGNAN robotic furniture at IKEA

Live in a small space?

More people than ever live in smaller spaces. This is because cities are booming and living spaces are shrinking. However, IKEA is on a mission to find solutions that will create a better everyday life and enable people to dream BIG in small spaces.

ROGNAN desk furniture

Introducing ROGNAN!

IKEA is collaborating with Ori, an American startup that has developed robotic furniture for modern living and has been challenging the limitations of space in living areas. Together, the team has designed a new robotic furniture line, ROGNAN, that will be practical yet comfortable, taking advantage of every inch of a small space.

Here’s what the IKEA product developer for new innovations had to say…

“With ROGNAN the customer gets eight extra square meters of living space, using robotics to transform the solution from bedroom to walk-in closet, to work space, to living room. An all-in-one solution activated through a simple interface touchpad. Instead of making the furniture smaller, we transform the furniture to the function that you need at that time. When you sleep, you do not need your sofa. When you use your wardrobe, you do not need your bed etc.” -Seana Strawn

ROGNAN furniture with bed

With ROGNAN as a robotic furniture solution for small space living, people will be able to turn small spaces into smart spaces that have all the comfort and convenience of home! Sounds pretty cool, right?!

While we don’t know the price or U.S. availability of this new line just yet, it is expected to launch in Hong Kong and Japan in 2020. According to this IKEA press release, the form, function, and price of ROGNAN will be based on the needs of an urban, extreme small-space living consumer and determined through home visits, data, and expertise in the IKEA retail markets of Hong Kong and Japan. We can’t wait to see this line launch in the U.S.! 🇺🇸

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  1. Go Zags

    I think this is an interesting idea. I would consider this if I was living in a very small space. Going to keep an eye out for how it works out in Hong Kong & Japan.

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