IKEA and Tom Dixon: Gardening Will Save The World

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Designer Tom Dixon has partnered with Ikea to imagine the future of urban farming. Together they have designed an experimental model for growing plants in the urban environment. 

Divided into two levels, the garden explores the contrast of the super-natural and technological to explore the future of growing. The base garden is a horticultural laboratory where hydroponic technology is implemented to grow hyper-natural edibles. The raised garden is a botanic oasis with a naturalistic aesthetic to encourage visitors to emerge themselves in a canopy-like ecosystem of trees, flowers and plants with medicinal, health and environmental benefits.

The garden showcases the potential for democratic and distributed urban farms and considers the future of the environment and the importance of growing food locally.

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