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IKEA + Ubi Bene install climbable vertical apartment in France

22 September 2014

Man climbing

In celebration of the opening of its Clermont-Ferrand store in France, IKEA has collaborated with local communication agency ubi bene to install a climbable wall made of dozens of the Swedish brand’s furniture products.

The mock-apartment is set onto the vertical surface, with beds, bookshelves, tables and chairs serving as mounts on which to scale. The vibrantly colored plane is patterned with prints, carpets, towels and textiles, all possible purchases at the mega-store. 

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Keywords: climbing wall, ikea, characteristics of technological outcomes, brief development

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