SPACE10 opens new research and design lab in delhi, india

SPACE10 opens new research and design lab in delhi, india

SPACE10IKEA’s dedicated research and design lab — is set to open a new base in delhi, india. based in copenhagen, SPACE10 has previously popped up in cities like new york, london, shanghai, and nairobi, but the india location is its first fixed station outside of denmark. ‘we want to be where the future is,’ says explains kaave pour, managing director, SPACE10. ‘india has a young, educated and tech savvy population and will soon be the most populated country on earth with a fifth of the world’s youth living there.’

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image by athul prasad (main image by sheena dabholkar) | all images courtesy of SPACE10



SPACE10’s new location will be in south delhi, inside chhatarpur’s dhan mill compound — an emerging area for design studios, artists, creatives, and young professionals. the goal of the creative hub is to establish a collaborative platform where experts, creatives, and specialists from different backgrounds can meet, experiment, and develop solutions for people’s everyday lives.

image by athul prasad



‘innovation doesn’t happen in isolation so we want to anchor our research and design process closer to people,’ continues kaave pour. ‘we want to invite people in, gain new knowledge and perspectives, and engage forward-thinking partners in exploring, designing and testing sustainable solutions that enable more people to live a better everyday life, wherever they are. we hope SPACE10 delhi ignite ideas, perspectives and solutions that wouldn’t have been possible anywhere else.’

image by athul prasad



SPACE10 delhi will host a public program that will offer community talks, exhibitions, workshops, and rapid prototyping. serving as a platform for design and innovation, the program is set to explore everything from digital fabrication and open source design to clean energy solutions and augmented reality. the location will also host residencies and collaborate with both local and international partners.

image by athul prasad



‘india is one of the most diverse countries on the planet with the fastest growing economy,’ says pour. ‘we therefore consider india extremely inspiring and as the ideal place to learn and explore new sustainable and scalable solutions that can help combat real problems for real people.’ marking the four year anniversary of SPACE10, the india location will open with a 2-day launch event on november 22 and november 23, 2019. delhi’s new creative hub will run until april 15, 2020.

image by athul prasad

a mural by aaquib wani, which was completed for the irregulars art fair 
image by sheena dabholkar

image by sheena dabholkar



project info:


where: SPACE10 delhi, 100 feet rd, dhan mill compound, chattarpur, delhi
when: november 22, 2019 – april 15, 2020
program info: events will be announced on:



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