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.
“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.”
There are IKEA stores in over 40 countries and territories around the globe.
The IKEA Foundation donates tens of millions of Euros to charity each year thru funds set aside from IKEA profits.
We have 13,000 co-workers in the US and plan to double that number by 2020.
The IKEA Group Diversity & Inclusion Approach describes how we integrate diversity and inclusion into all aspects of our business; thereby, creating an inclusive climate.
IKEA sells one BILLY bookshelf every 10 seconds.
There are approximately 9500 home furnishing products in the IKEA range.
In 2016 IKEA converted it’s entire lighting range to LED.