Farewell to Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA

Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad has passed away at 91 years old. Kamprad started IKEA in 1943 when he was just 18 years old, naming it as an acronym of his own initials and the name of the farm he lived on (Elmtaryd) and the nearest village (Agunnaryd). Initially he sold products via mail order, but opened his first brick and mortar store in 1958. …

IKEA Designs Furniture for Pets

With treehouse-hideaways, scratching mats, beds and more, IKEA’s first-ever furniture range designed specifically for pets was created in collaboration with a vet, in order to make sure animals’ needs were accounted for. Designed by Inma Bermudéz, the pet-friendly Lurvig collection includes 62 items. Bermudéz says, “The piece that I’m most proud of is a pet cushion: we encourage owners to fill it with their old …

IKEA’s Art Event 2017

Diverse, bold and colorful limited edition prints by 12 different artists will be available as part of IKEA’s Art Event 2017. The likes of Amandine Urruty, Jean Jullien, Yasuto Sasada, Steve Harrington and more have contributed artworks—making it an international project; from Japan to Sweden, the States, France and elsewhere. The furniture giant’s aim for Art Event is to make wonderful art more accessible and …