Home Futures



Organised in partnership with the Design Museum in London, the exhibition Home Futures explores the radical domestic visions of the 20th century and asks: what happened to the future? The exhibition premieres in London on the 7th of November and will make its way to the IKEA Museum in Älmhult next spring.

We believe in the power of co-creation which has led us to this unique collaboration with one of the most exciting design museums operating today. Home Futures gives new perspectives on the themes that are important to IKEA and the future of life at home.

In the exhibition you can see prototypes by leading architects and designers from around the world alongside the latest innovations in domestic living. Have yesterday’s fantasies become today’s reality?

Discover more than 200 objects and experiences including important and rare works by Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo, Superstudio, Archigram, Alison and Peter Smithson, Hans Hollein, Jan Kaplicky, OMA and Dunne & Raby.

Also featured is ‘One Shared House 2030’, by the IKEA-funded ‘future living lab’ Space10. It tackles one of the big trends on the horizon – shared living. As a first step into the product design journey, it gives us a sense of what an ideal co-living space could look like.

Here are highlights from the London exhibition.


The Design Museum

The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary architecture and design. Its work encompasses all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design. Since it opened its doors in 1989 the museum has displayed everything from an AK-47 to high heels designed by Christian Louboutin. It has staged over 100 exhibitions, welcomed over five million visitors and showcased the work of some of the world’s most celebrated designers and architects including Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Jonathan Ive, Miuccia Prada, Frank Gehry, Eileen Gray and Dieter Rams. 

The Exhibitions

The Main Exhibition at the IKEA Museum is divided into two themes: Our Roots and Our Story. Also, enjoy our Temporary Exhibitions!

The shop

Indulge yourself or buy gifts for your friends and family. A lot of the things on sale here can not be bought anywhere else.

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