10 Interesting Facts about Ikea

Have you ever heard about Ikea? Facts about Ikea will inform you about a multinational furniture company. Ingvar Kamprad started the company in 1943 when his age is seven. Picture frames, wallets, jewelery, pens, nylon stocking, clocks were goods which were sold in the beginning of the company. Whereas the furniture design of Ikea was sold  in 1955. The other facts about Ikea will be explained below.

Facts about Ikea 1: The name of Ikea

The name of Ikea comes from the name of the founder (Ingvar Kamprad), the farm where he grew up (Elmtaryd), and his hometown (Agunnaryd).

Facts about Ikea 2: The store

The colors of older store of Ikea is blue with yellow accents. Yellow and blue are also become the Sweden’s national colours. Besides, there is few windows on it and one-way layout is the design of the store. Whereas the newer store is in the Mönchengladbach, Germany. There are more glass to give a better lighting and reduces energy costs of it.

Ikea store
Ikea store

Facts about Ikea 3: Food markets

There are food markets in every Ikea store that serve many kind of food, such as traditional Swedish food, local cuisine, hot dog, desserts, and drinks which are sold at there. The restaurants serve a cheap breakfast and open daily.

Facts about Ikea 4: A Swedish Food Market

A Swedish Food Market is available in every store of Ikea. It serves many Swedish food such as meatballs, lingonberry jam, crackers, biscuits, packages of gravy, fish roe spread, and salmon. After that, Ikea introduced its Ikea food label.

Sweddish meatball
Swedish meatball

Facts about Ikea 5: Ikea food label

Meatballs, salmon, chocolates, pancakes, jams, and drink are the products of the Ikea new label. The products are made based on the Swedish recipes and traditions.

Facts about Ikea 6: Play area

There are also play area in the Ikea store. Smaland is the name of it, which means Swedish for small lands. Parents usually drop off their children at the gate of playground and picked up their children. In another store, the staff will give pagers to parents then summon the parents through it when their children need them earlier.

Play area inside the Ikea store
Play area inside the Ikea store

Facts about Ikea 7: Family mobile

Family mobile such as a virtual mobile phone network was launched by IKEA UK on August 8, 2008.

Facts about Ikea 8: The most popular product

The most popular product of Ikea is bookshelf. Approximately, one Billy bookshelf was sold by Ikea.

The most popular product, bookshelf
The most popular product, bookshelf

Facts about Ikea 9: The five largest IKEA in the world

There are five largest Ikea in the world, such as Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi, South Korea; Shanghai Baoshan, China;  Wuxi, China; Shanghai Pudong Beicai, China; Stockholm Kungens Kurva, Sweden.

Facts about Ikea 10: The catalog of Ikea

The catalog of Ikea were printed each year. The catalog were copied more than bible.

Ikea catalog
Ikea catalog

We have talked facts about Ikea. Do you know other facts about it? Hopefully this article will help you to know more about Ikea. Enjoy reading.

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