IKEA seems to popping up in public spaces quite often. First IKEA teamed up with the Paris metro and built tiny apartments at one of the stations, and now it has teamed up with Charles de Gaulle Airport. At Terminal 3, Ikea has built a free lounge where passengers can wait for flights.
The temporary pop up lounge is furnished like a house, and includes 9 rooms, living rooms, bedrooms and a playroom for kids. Upon entering the space a hostess will greet the passengers. They are then allowed to rest in the bedrooms, that include mattresses and watch TV in the living rooms. The 200 square meter space also includes a handicap entrance. The lounge is open until August 5th.
Since wait time is averaging at 1 hour and 43 minutes, this is an interesting idea. As a germ-o-phobe, I would be concerned about how often bedroom sheets are changed and surfaces are wiped down. I’m sure they have thought of everything, and things will be in great condition. I would be interested in visiting. Will you be at Charles De Gaulle in the upcoming weeks? I would love to hear what you think of IKEA’s newest public space.