No one understands the struggles of finding furniture and home décor that fits inside tight quarters better than New Yorkers. Between sky-high rent prices, multi-story walk-ups, and awkward floorplans, finding furniture that not only fits in a small space but that is also stylish on trend isn't exactly a simple task. A consistent problem for most city dwellers, designing small spaces can be challenging, but it's not impossible. That's exactly why IKEA is launching a planning studio in Manhattan on April 15.
The Upper East Side studio was co-created with New Yorkers in order to create an accessible experience aimed to help residents find furnishing fixes for their specific small space needs. Filled with inspirational room layouts, it will be open seven days a week so customers can learn about small space solutions, browse a curated selection of popular products, and order pieces to be shipped to right to their doorsteps. Manhattanites can even make an appointment to meet with an IKEA sales design expert to work with one-on-one for custom storage and kitchen solutions.
This is all part of the Swedish brand's global initiative to develop 30 new touchpoints in cities over the next three years, according to a press release. So you can expect more experiential projects will be popping up in the near future.
Curious to see exactly what IKEA's new Planning Studio looks like? Keep scrolling to take a sneak peek inside the ironically massive three-story, 17,350-square-foot studio.