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Here’s The Evolution Of What The Perfect Home Looked Like According To IKEA Catalogs

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Whoever invented IKEA is a gosh darn genius. What’s even crazier is that the guy, Feodor Ingvar Kamprad, did it all when he was 17! Also sidenote I’m pretty sure my dresser is a Kamprad.

IKEA is the one stop shop for all things that you could ever need in your home and the craziest part is that you can get everything for pretty cheap. I always leave with a car full of things that I had no clue I needed.

IKEA’s catalog is pretty iconic too and has been around for a pretty long time. The following are IKEA catalogs dating back to 1951-2000, along with different facts about the company.

1951:

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1955:

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“I = Ingvar- first name of our founder
K = Kamprad, his last name
E = Elmataryd the name of the farm Ingvar was raised on in Sweden
A = Agunnaryd the Village he grew up in.”

1957:

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1962:

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1963:

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1964:

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1965:

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There are IKEA stores in over 40 countries and territories around the globe.

1966:

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1967:

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1969:

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The IKEA Foundation donates tens of millions of Euros to charity each year thru funds set aside from IKEA profits.

1970:

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1973:

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1974:

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We have 13,000 co-workers in the US and plan to double that number by 2020.

1977:



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1978:

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1979:

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The IKEA Group Diversity & Inclusion Approach describes how we integrate diversity and inclusion into all aspects of our business; thereby, creating an inclusive climate.

1980:

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1981:

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IKEA sells one BILLY bookshelf every 10 seconds.

1983:

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1985:

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1986:

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1987:

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There are approximately 9500 home furnishing products in the IKEA range.

1989:

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1990:

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1991:

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1992:

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1995:

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In 2016 IKEA converted it’s entire lighting range to LED.

1998:

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1999:

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2000:

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