Never seen! In Tokyo, a small 10-square-meter apartment located in the Shinjuku district will cost just 99 yen ($ 0.77) per month to rent, according to details of an ad posted by Ikea this week.
Ikea offers a single apartment that will be fully furnished with furniture and accessories from the Swedish furniture retailer, “the apartment will then be rented with a lease until January 15, 2023,” said CNN, citing Ikea.
As a reminder, KEA, acronym of Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, is a company of Swedish origin headquartered in the Netherlands, specializing in the design and retail sale of furniture and decorative objects ready to install or to install. assemble as a kit.
The sprawling Swedish firm, with sales of over $ 45 billion, has however made it clear that the Japanese tenant will have to pay its own bills.
“The company will accept applications from potential tenants, who must be over 20 years old, until December 3,” said the same source.
+ Make good use of vertical space +
With its 14 million inhabitants, Tokyo is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, resulting in a great trend towards micro-apartments. Ten square meters is not a lot, but Ikea says it has worked hard to “take advantage” of all the available space.
“One of the keys is to make good use of vertical space,” the company says on its website. “By capturing the room in three dimensions, new possibilities open up in a limited space.”
+ The Blahaj shark… +
Ikea is promoting “his little house” with the help of a shark named Blahaj, who regularly appears in a series of videos posted on YouTube. The character of Blahaj embodies a real estate agent specializing in “small spaces”.
In the promotional video, Blahaj lays out his vision for the small apartment with the help of a member of Ikea’s interior design team.