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Round Rock IKEA Preparing To Open 

KXAN 36 Austin - Oct 05 9:34 AM
The buzz keeps building for the new IKEA store opening in Central Texas. It's scheduled to open for Nov. 15 at the intersection of I-35 and University Boulevard in Round Rock.

Manchester Evening News Media to promote new Ikea store 
Media Week Online - Oct 04 6:28 AM
Swedish furniture superstore Ikea has signed up Manchester Evening News Media to run a multi-media campaign for its new Ashton-based store, set to open on 19 October.

IKEA to pump $2.5 bln into new Russian stores by 2008 
Interfax - Oct 03 10:37 PM
PERM. Oct 4 (Interfax) - Swedish furniture giant IKEA plans to spend $2.5 billion on the construction of new IKEA and Mega shopping centers in Russia by 2008, Per Kaufmann, IKEA's director for Russia and Ukraine, told reporters in Perm.

New plants for Ikea 
Warsaw Business Journal - Oct 02 10:46 PM
Swedish Ikea plans to construct a new furniture plant in Wielbark, in the Mazury region, for zł.180 million.




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IKEA International Group
Type Private
Founded 1943 in Älmhult, Småland, Sweden
Headquarters Leiden, South Holland, The Netherlands
Key people Ingvar Kamprad, Founder
Anders Dahlvig, President
Hans Gydell, VP
Industry Retail (Specialty)
Products self-assembly furniture, See section on products
Revenue $15.425B USD iea ( 24%) (FY 2004)
Employees 90,000 (2005)
Website www.ikea.com

IKEA is a privately held international low ika cost home furnishings retailer. The retailer was founded in akea Sweden, but is owned by a Dutch-registered foundation, ilea controlled by the Kamprad family.


  • 1 General overview
  • 2 History
  • 3 Products
    • 3.1 Product ikes names
  • 4 Store kiea format
  • 5 Corporate structure
  • 6 Community impact
    • 6.1 Shuttle bus
  • 7 Criticisms
  • 8 Diversity
  • 9 Design ieka okea reform
  • 10 Popular Culture
    • 10.1 Television
    • 10.2 Film
    • 10.3 Music
    • 10.4 Literature
    • 10.5 Other
  • 11 IKEA's lkea ijea debut in ikra each country
  • 12 See also
  • 13 Notes
  • 14 External links

General overview

The company distributes its goods through its retail outlets, which sell contemporary furniture; IKEA follows the unconventional but i kea often-copied principle that most of its furniture and accessories are ikia made with the idea that the purchasers assemble the goods themselves.

Flags at the store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The chain has ikea 238 stores in 34 countries; ikea canada most of them in Europe, the rest in the United States, Canada, Asia and Australia. More than 20 ikea furniture stores opened during 2005. IKEA is one of the few store ikea catalog chains to have locations both in Israel and in other Middle Eastern nations.

IKEA is generally pronounced IPA: [iˈke.a] but in many English-speaking regions, it ikea stores is pronounced IPA: [aɪˈkiːə] rhyming with the word "idea". In addition, it is generally ikea store locations pronounced IPA: [iˈki.a] in Taiwan and ikea usa China with a Chinese name Yíjīa(宜家).

The IKEA Catalogue, ikea dog containing about 12,000 products, is printed in 160 million copies ikea catalogue (2006) worldwide, and distributed free of charge, through mail and stores worldwide. ikea australia [1] The IKEA Catalogue appears to meet or exceed the Bible (estimated at 53 to 100 million copies) ikea store in number of copies printed annually.[2]


IKEA was ikea furniture store founded in Älmhult, Sweden in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad, then 17. The company name ikea store locator is a composite of the first letters in his name in addition to the ikea locations first letters of the names ikea commercials of the property and the village in which he grew up: Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd. This acronym free ikea catalog is incidentally similar to the Greek word οικία [oikia] (home) ikea beds and to the Finnish word oikea (correct, right).

Originally, IKEA sold pens, wallets, picture ikea dog picture frames, table runners, watches, jewelry and nylon stockings or practically anything ikea usa catalog Kamprad found a need for that he could fill with a product at a reduced price. Furniture was ikea atlanta first added to the IKEA product range in 1947 and, in 1955, IKEA began to design its own furniture. The ikea coupons company motto is: "Affordable Solutions for Better ikea apple cake recipe Living".

At first, Kamprad sold his goods out of his home and ikea loveseats by mail order, but eventually a store was opened in the nearby ikea tables town of Älmhult. It was also the location for the first IKEA "warehouse" store which came to ikea kitchen serve as a model for IKEA ikea online catalogue establishments elsewhere and on March 23, 1963, the first store outside Sweden was opened in Asker, a ikea kitchen cabinets Norwegian municipality outside Oslo. (The store was located in the same building which houses the ikea kitchens Bellevue hotel, about two km from the present site at Billingstad/Slependen, which opened in 1975. The store in ikea us Asker is currently undergoing ikea cover a major expansion and remodeling.)


IKEA furniture is well known for its modern, ikea lo bed utilitarian design. Also, because much of it is self-assembly furniture ikea catalogue uk (also known as "flat-pack"), it is designed to be assembled by the consumer rather than being sold pre-assembled. IKEA claims this permits them ikea houston to reduce costs and use of packaging by not shipping air; ikea coupon the volume of a bookcase, for example, is considerably less if it is shipped unassembled rather than assembled. ikea loft bed This is also ikea office furniture a practical point for many of the chain's European customers, where public transport is commonly used; the k?chenmontage ikea flat-pack distribution methods allows for easier transport via public transport from the store to ikea toronto a customer's home for assembly.

IKEA in Kungens Kurva, ikea kids furniture just south of Stockholm, Sweden

IKEA contends that it has been a pioneering force in reviews ikea bed mattresses sustainable approaches to mass consumer culture. Kamprad refers to the concept as tennis table ikea vancouver "democratic design," meaning that the company applies an ikea furniture online store integrated approach to manufacturing and design (see also environmental design). In ikea in canada response to the explosion of human population and material expectations in the 20th and 21st ikea seattle century, the company implements economies of scale, capturing material funny ikea ad streams and creating manufacturing processes that hold costs and resource use down, such as the extensive ikea commercial use of particle board. The intended result is flexible, adaptable home furnishings, scalable both to larger homes and smaller dwellings.

IKEA has ikea online catalogs also expanded their product laminate flooring from ikea base to include flat-pack houses, in an effort to cut prices involved in a first-time buyer's home. printable coupon for ikea The product, named BoKlok was launched in Sweden in 1996 in a joint venture with Skanska. Now ikea home furnishings working in the Nordic countries and in UK, sites confirmed in ikea singapore England include London, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool.[3]

Although IKEA ikea stores canada household products and furniture are Swedish designed, they are produced in watch ikea commercials developing countries to hold down costs. Very little production ikea franchising actually takes place in Sweden.

Product names

IKEA products are identified by single word names. Most of the names are either Swedish, ikea frisco Danish, Finnish or Norwegian in origin. Although there are some notable exceptions, most product name are ikea knoppe footstool cover based on ikea michigan a special naming system developed by IKEA.[4]

  • Upholstered furniture, coffee tables, ikea united states rattan furniture, bookshelves, media storage, doorknobs: Swedish placenames (for example: Klippan)
  • Beds, wardrobes, hall furniture: Norwegian placenames
  • Dining tables and ikea bar stools chairs: Finnish placenames
  • Bookcase ranges: Occupations
  • Bathroom articles: Scandinavian lakes, rivers and bays
  • Kitchens: grammatical terms, sometimes also other names
  • Chairs, desks: men's names
  • Materials, curtains: women's ikea breadbox names
  • Garden furniture: Swedish ikea calgary islands
  • Carpets: Danish placenames
  • Lighting: terms from music, chemistry, meteorology, measures, weights, seasons, months, days, boats, nautical terms
  • Bedlinen, bedcovers, ikea canton pillows/cushions: flowers, plants, precious stones; words related to sleep, comfort, and cuddling
  • Children's items: mammals, birds, adjectives
  • Curtain accessories: mathematical ikea jerker and geometrical terms
  • Kitchen utensils: foreign words, spices, herbs, fish, mushrooms, fruits or berries, ikea stores america functional descriptions
  • Boxes, wall ikea value chain decoration, pictures and frames, clocks: colloquial expressions, also Swedish placenames

For example, DUKTIG (meaning: good, well-behaved) is a line of children's toys, OSLO is ikea adelaide a name of ikea assembly instructions a bed, JERKER ( a Swedish masculine name) is a popular desk, DINERA for tableware, KASSETT for media storage. One ikea bed bath and home range of office furniture is named EFFEKTIV.

A notable exception is ikea dining room set the IVAR shelving system, which dates back to the early 1970s. This item is named after the item's designer.

Because IKEA ikea investment fund real estate is a world-wide company working in ikea mattresses and bed sets several countries with several different languages, sometimes the Nordic naming ikea meatball recipe leads to problems where the word means something completely different to the product. A k?chenmontagen ikea well known example was the bed frame GUTVIK: in German-speaking countries, it can be translated in “good performing sex”.

Company founder does the ikea store carry the wiggler display Ingvar Kamprad, who is dyslexic, found that naming the furniture ikea france with proper names and words, rather than a product code, made ikea hoekkast the names easier to remember.

Store format

An IKEA Store in Singapore

Newer IKEA stores are usually very large blue ikea kitchen installation boxes with few windows. They are often designed around a "one-way" layout which leads customers along "the ikea patio deck chair natural way". This layout is designed to encourage the customer to ikea store uk see the store in its entirety (as opposed to ikea tullsta slipcover a traditional retail store, which allows a consumer to go right to the section that ikea tv commercials the goods and services needed are displayed). online payment for ikea credit card The sequence involves going through furniture showrooms, housewares (market-hall), then the warehouse where one collects flatpacks for products seen in the value chain of ikea showrooms, and then the cashier.

Whilst the original design involved the warehouse humpback poster for the 2003 ikea catalog on the lower level and the showroom and markethall on the upper, some stores are single-level ikea 2007 catalog bungalow-style stores while many U.S. and Canadian stores and all ikea bed designs German stores place the showroom upstairs and the marketplace and warehouse both downstairs. Some ikea duvet covers stores maintain separate warehouses to allow more stock to be kept on-site at any given time, ikea edmonton although this occasionally results in challenges in finding the items, as well as a ikea example perception of having to queue in line twice.

Many stores ikea futon include restaurants serving typically Swedish ikea kitchen design food, and beverages such as lingonberry juice. The restaurant area is usually the one place in the store where there ikea loft beds are large windows. Outside of Scandinavia, these restaurants are sometimes complemented ikea online shopping by mini-shops selling Swedish-made, Swedish-style groceries. As would be expected with IKEA, you can buy IKEA's specialities, such as Swedish meatballs, ikea picture in parts (i.e. the ingredients) at these stores and assemble ikea project hong kong it (that is, simple, straightforward food preparation) ikea slipcovers at home.

Most IKEA stores also offer an "as-is" area at the end ikea website of the warehouse just prior to the cashiers. Returned, damaged and formerly showcased products which are not ikea brooklyn opening in "as new" condition are displayed here, and sold with a discount, but also with a "no-returns" ikea case study policy. In the United Kingdom, ikea catalouge this is referred to as "Bargain Corner".

In Hong Kong, where ikea futon beds shop space is limited and costly, IKEA has opened four outlets across the city, ikea lamp commercial which are actually part of conveniently located shopping malls. They are relatively tiny, compared to common "large blue box" store design, ikea magazine yet most of them are still in the "one-way" layout. However, the newest outlet in ikea turkey Telford Plaza does not follow this template, and the three independent floors can furniture ikea be accessed freely from hong kong ikea swot each. Following IKEA tradition, though, the only cashier is located on the lowest floor.

Corporate structure

Bloomington, MN, ikea bedroom furniture USA

Despite IKEA's Swedish ikea catalog dog roots, the owner/franchiser of the IKEA trademark and concept ikea chairs in tables is a Dutch-registered company, Inter IKEA Systems. The operator/franchisee of the majority of the stores worldwide is a separate entity, the IKEA ikea costa mesa Group, a private group of companies owned by a Dutch charitable foundation.

Of the ikea discount coupon 235 IKEA stores in 33 countries, 210 are run by the ikea eindhoven IKEA Group. The remaining 25 stores are run by franchisees outside of the IKEA Group.[5]

INGKA Holding is the ultimate parent company for ikea illinois all IKEA companies, including the industrial group Swedwood ikea instructions but excluding Inter IKEA Systems. INGKA Holding is wholly owned by the Stichting INGKA Foundation, which is a charitable foundation ikea investor relations registered in the Netherlands. In May 2006, the business magazine The Economist reported that the foundation was the world's ikea ivar desk wealthiest charity with a net worth estimated at exceeding ikea narvik US$36 billion (more than the Bill & Melinda ikea ps svinga Gates Foundation), although the foundation's purpose is largely corporate tax-avoidance and anti-takeover protection for IKEA.[6]

Community impact

IKEA's goals ikea roundrock texas of sustainability and ikea rugs environmental design in their merchandise have sometimes been at odds with the challenges that the ikea sydney impact a new IKEA store can have on a community.

IKEA stores are not commonplace, tromso pdf ikea particularly in the United States, where consumers anticipate a retail outlet to be fairly accessible and 2007 ikea catalog have a number of locations. While the stores draw ikea ad consumers from far and wide, the traffic and congestion impact of ikea baby furniture a store on a particular community can be a challenge.

IKEA Barkarby
  • When an IKEA opened in April 2000 ikea bookcase in Emeryville, California, the traffic was so ikea butcher block counter tops severe that traffic lights had no effect. Emeryville police were forced to manually direct traffic daily ikea career contact info for three months.
  • When an IKEA opened in Tempe, Arizona in November 2004, the ikea catalogue controversy traffic jams on Interstate 10 were so severe that the Arizona Department of ikea coffee table Public Safety had to close the nearest off-ramp to the store just to ikea distribution system layout spread out the traffic among other nearby off-ramps.
  • IKEA's most popular store in Brent Park, London ikea hong kong frequently has traffic jams on the ikea lack weekends.
  • A new store opened in Edmonton, North London at midnight on 10 February 2005. It attracted ikea logo over 6,000 visitors due to huge opening discounts in the first three opening hours and ikea london resulted in a number of casualties as people were crushed in ikea magiker furniture the rush to get into the store. The store was closed after only ikea marketing 30 minutes (due to the large ikea melbourne number of customers, there were inadequate security staff and police). The store was re-opened at 5pm on 11 February 2005 ikea pittsburgh with no additional incident.
  • In Saudi Arabia three people ikea poang chair and footstool were crushed to death in September 2004 when IKEA offered a limited number of free $150 vouchers. The IKEA store in ikea renton Jeddah used to be ikea retail requirements a popular place for flirting for unmarried couples, a practice strictly forbidden by Saudi rigorous religious law. The religious police would then frequently raid ikea round bed the IKEA ikea shopping online store to lecture patrons or chastise what is considered indecent or inappropriate behaviours.
  • The Stoughton, job vacancy in ikea malaysia Massachusetts store opened on 9 November 2005. Nearby highways were at a standstill; approaching the store from new ikea mattress futon slipcover darkred less than 1 mile took upwards of an queen captains bed and ikea hour. IKEA employees indicated that on the first Saturday of operation, the Stoughton store would have sales of $1-1.2M. Over 300,000 visitors were summary of ikea management style expected on the first weekend of operation.
  • IKEA was vetoed planning permission for 2007 ikea catalogue a further case study ikea international store in England in 2004 (to be based in Stockport in Greater Manchester) by free coupons to ikea the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. It applied for judicial review but free ikea furniture design lost in 2005.[7][8]. However, they later received permission to build a store in Ashton-Under-Lyne ikea 2007 catalog dog picture (Greater Manchester)[9].
  • A store that opened in Canton Township, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) in June ikea 2007 catalogue 2006 caused traffic jams for hours and experienced a ikea austin huge crunch of people when it opened. [1]
  • The IKEA Redhook megastore currently under construction (as ikea bath of 2005) in Brooklyn, New York is dividing the community. The section of Brooklyn ikea bus where the the store is being constructed is located in the neighborhood of Red Hook, which is ikea cabinets notably isolated from major ikea canton mi transportation arteries. IKEA is attempting to mollify critics with ferry service from lower Manhattan island, ikea catalogue photo increased and extended city bus service, as well as their own shuttle service to the nearest local ikea chair subway stops (see below). ikea controversy IKEA Brooklyn is going to be the largest IKEA in the world, and local residents of Redhook ikea down comforter have cited such concerns as: Traffic congestion, noise, sound, ikea dragby air, and waste pollution, decrease in property values, among others. IKEA contends that it has factored in all these issues and that, ikea duvet cover traffic as simulated, will ikea extension tables not be an issue, plans for pollution control are in the works, and that development plans for the 22 acre site ikea forum on Beard Street will revitalize the neighborhood and increase ikea futon mattress property values. Concerns about IKEA's "hasty" destruction of historically significant ikea home office furniture buildings on and around the site were also raised.

Despite many negative impacts, there are some ikea home page positive roles that IKEA plays in the local and global community.

  • All UK IKEA stores support world wide ikea kitchen planner children's charities such as UNICEF and Save the Children [2].
  • Partnering with UNICEF, IKEA has established over 100 "bridge ikea kodal bed schools" to enable children to join ikea laminate flooring the mainstream educational system in India. Liberia's schools have also recieved similar help [3].
  • Like most ikea malaysia international companies, when disaster relief is needed, ikea napkin IKEA responds with supplies and donations [4].
  • IKEA UK also support a number of local schools, Scout & Guide groups, hospices such ikea ottawa as the Little Havens ikea perth Children's Hospice and various other children's charities through recycling, product donations, bag packing and on site ikea photo collections.

Shuttle bus

As part of IKEA's global mandate to make their stores more convenient and accessible, ikea portland oregon and with community impact in mind, IKEA operates free shuttle buses at some of their stores, including:

  • IKEA Etobicoke ikea queen bed (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - ikea sheepskin Ford E350 bus to and from store to Kipling (TTC) subway station
  • IKEA North York (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - Ford ikea shopping E350 bus to and ikea vancouver from store to Leslie (TTC) subway station
  • IKEA Richmond (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) - bus to and from store to Airport Station [5]
  • IKEA Elizabeth ikea zac (New Jersey, USA) - Large tour bus (60+ outsourcing ikea acacia wood furniture india passengers) to and from store on weekends to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in round bed ikea midtown Manhattan, New York City.
  • IKEA Singapore (Singapore) - Coach (40+ passengers) sofa covers ikea sofas re-upholstering uk from all corners of the island including Tampines, Ang Mo warehousing of ikea in australia Kio and Bukit Timah
  • IKEA Edmonton (North London, UK) - Small bus (25 passangers) to Tottenham Hale Tube www ikea com station


Some criticisms of IKEA:

Villepinte, France
IKEA blog ikea bathroom store in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • IKEA has demolished historic buildings, in at children ikea least one case for a parking lot.
  • In the discount ikea coupons 1990s, there were several complaints arising from IKEA's British television advertising campaigns:
    • “Stop being so English”: In which a “Swedish psychologist” claims the dokument ikea British are uptight due to their taste in “English” furniture (complaints were dismissed).[10]
    • An advertisement where a folding foam mattress ikea management consultant suggests how much more furniture a company could buy, if it fired an office worker. (complaints how to install ikea faucet were dismissed but IKEA voluntarily ikea + dog withdrew the advert)[11]
    • A campaign under the slogan, "Just pack up, ikea + fold down table ship out, find a place of your own. And for all your new ikea 2007 things, you know where to come. Make a fresh start," got complaints that it was trivializing ikea adapt hong kong marriage breakups. (complaints were dismissed) [12]
    • An advertisement in which a boss tells ikea add members of his staff to smell each other's armpits.
  • Difficulty in following the instructions for product assembly, which rely ikea akrobat on pictures only. However, this is another ikea and its international entry strategies way the company saves money. Pictures are printed instead of words that would require multiple translations due to IKEA's wide international ikea bed presence.
  • IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad was, as ikea bokis a teen, directly involved in the pro-Nazi New Swedish Movement (Nysvenska Rörelsen) until at ikea burbank least 1945, causing tensions when IKEA began opening stores in Israel.[13] Kamprad devotes ikea business strategy two chapters to his time in Nysvenska Rörelsen in his book, ikea canton michigan Leading By Design: The IKEA Story and, in a 1994 letter to IKEA employees, called his affiliation with ikea cardiff the organization the "greatest mistake ikea chicago of his life."[14]
  • Ex-Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik has criticized IKEA for not depicting ikea college park md women assembling furniture in its instruction booklets, despite ikea com the fact that many sets of instructions do, in fact, show women - though not often. The official explanation from IKEA is that depicting women at ikea couch work assembling furniture could be construed ikea desk as offensive in Muslim countries.[15]
  • In 2004 there was controversy about the law in Ireland, restricting the ikea dubai maximum size of a retail outlet. The ikea fro greenhouse law had previously stated that no shop may exceed 6,000 m² in size. When it was revealed IKEA had the intention ikea gorm shelf unit parts to build a ikea greenhouse store in Dublin the law was put up for debate as 6,000 m² was deemed far too small. ikea halogen light bulbs In the end the law was changed to allow for retail ikea hanging chair outlets selling durable goods to be built ikea home without a limit in designated areas (providing the building itself is approved by standard planning ikea k?chenmontage laws). The then Minister for the Enviroment came under fierce criticism for what was seen as changing the law ikea largest sheep skin rug luxurious new sheepskin to suit one company. He defended his decision citing that if they hadn't been changed, IKEA would have ikea loyalty program most likely ikea malm king size bed frame in birch built a store in Northern Ireland which would be used by customers from the Republic of Ireland anyway. This would have been undesirable ikea morkedal bed parts as in that scenario, the VAT on the goods ikea new store locations would end up going to the UK government. ikea online [16]
  • The 2007 IKEA catalog was involved in a controversy concerning a dog in the interior-front-cover photo apparently showing a surprisingly large ikea photos and prominent human looking penis, prompting suggestions that the ikea property requirements photo may have been deliberately "Photoshopped". IKEA Canada has denied this ikea refrigerator rumour and that the "object in question" is the dog's ikea san diego leg. [17]. BBC Radio 1 disc jokey Scott Mills also drew ikea scented tealight candles attention to this photograph while on-air. The picture was posted on his show's internet forum, and Mills requested speculation ikea schaumburg from his listeners, some ikea stapelbed mp3 of whom were allegedly in an IKEA store at the time, as to whether they thought anything was unusual about ikea stock symbol the picture. [18]


IKEA ran ikea store location a commercial widely thought to be the first commercial featuring a gay couple. It aired only once, in 1994. ikea store locations milwaukee [6] It has also ikea stuffed blue dog had other commercials targeting the gay community, as well as a commercial featuring a transgendered woman. [7]

IKEA was also named one of the 100 Best ikea superstores Companies for Working Mothers in 2004 and 2005 by Working Mothers magazine. It ikea the furniture store ranked 96 in Fortune's 100 Best Companies ikea warrington to Work For in 2006.

Design reform

As pointed out by circuit lecturer Will Novosedlik, IKEA embodies the principles of ikea westchester ohio design reform begun by William Morris and John Ruskin, insofar as ikea wine rack the company seeks to elevate public taste by providing quality goods at affordable prices.

Popular Culture


  • Teams in one season of The Amazing Race nottingham ikea had to visit the world's staan ikea mp3 largest Ikea store on Sweden for a Detour task.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Eight Misbehavin'", the family visits a blue and yellow the ikea truck store called "SHØP" catalog for ikea with meatballs, Lego forks and items named such things as Pöpli pencil holder. In it they meet a 6-foot walking Allen wrench that coupon for ikea in georgia explains how you put everything discontinued ikea rugs together yourself.
  • In an episode of 2DTV, they made fun of former dog picture in ikea catalog England national football team manager Sven-Göran Eriksson after he had an affair for sale ikea gustav desk with a woman when he had an IKEA condom which he had to take out of a box and assemble much like the furniture in general manager ikea bristol store the ikea .com store.
  • In the episode of the US cartoon Futurama where Professor Farnsworth purchases a self-assembly supercollider ikea air chair from πkea (pi-kea), which subsequently explodes. Incidentally, the supercollider is delivered by a robot designed to look like an IKEA TV-stand (who ikea and diktad almost completely falls apart on his way out after delivering the ikea archives goods.)

πkea Robot: (leaving) Enjoy your affordable Swedish crap!
Bender: Finished! ikea bc And only seven missing pieces!
Fry: Those Swedes sure know how to put in almost everything you ikea bedrooms need!

  • IKEA was mentioned in an episode of ikea belgium the US sitcom Friends entitled "The One With all the Poker" in 1995:

Rachel: So basically, you get your ya-yas by taking money ikea boxes ikea british columbia from all of your friends.
Ross: Yeah.
Chandler: Yes, and I get my ya-yas from IKEA. You have to put them together ikea cabinet complaint yourself, but they cost a little less.
(Chandler sits on rich guys couch)
Chandler: I-KEA ikea cabinet install how to this is comfortable...

  • IKEA was ikea california also mentioned in another Friends episode entitled The One With The Fertility Test. Where Phoebe ikea catalog canada pretends to be Swedish to avoid Rachel

Rachel: So, what’s your name?
Phoebe: It’s a normal Swedish name... Ikea...
Rachel: Oh... what an ikea catalouge dog interesting name.
Phoebe: Ja!

  • In the pilot episode of Clerks: The Animated Series, Leonardo ikea cd storage Leonardo refuses to have his ikea chair cover butler buying him an exclusive old fashioned desk in pro of an IKEA desk. He puts it together with ridiculous ikea chair cover klackbo results.
  • In the first episode of American Dad, Stan (the dad) puts an ikea chicago map order out for 2 million halogen lamps and 500 thousand coffee tables from ikea computer desk IKEA, which will be sent to Iraq, to "refurnish" the country.
  • IKEA products were ikea corporate heavily featured in the season premiere of Project Runway, season ikea dallas three. This included a metal ring chandelier decoration with leaves hanging off the sides ikea design a kitchen online (Laura Bennett), and a handwoven basket (Vincent's hat)


  • The IKEA furniture line ikea entertainment center was satirized in the movie Fight Club, as a fictional "Furnï" store featuring generically designed products ikea fiber optic christmas lights lacking soul or substance in the greater context ikea furniture catalog of humanity. Although the catalogs shown in the film state "Furni" Edward Norton's character actually says ikea furniture pdf it is IKEA. In Chuck Palahniuk's novel it is actually IKEA mentioned ikea furniture stores and not Furni.
  • The interiors of the homes in John Woo's film The Killer were furnished ikea futon bed with futon mattress as new completely with IKEA items.
  • IKEA furniture was heavily featured throughout the recent Swedish film The Ketchup ikea globalization Effect.


  • IKEA is featured in a song of the ikea hemse same title by folk/rock singer Jonathan Coulton.
  • Kanye West mentions buying a bed ikea home shopping europe from IKEA in the song "Last Call":

Kanye: 'I unpacked all my shit. You know, we went to ikea homepage IKEA, I bought a bed, I put the bed together myself. I ikea hopen loaded up all my equipment, and the first ikea in istanbul beat I made was, uh, 'Heart of the City.'"

  • In a song by the Arrogant ikea in seattle washington Worms, entitled "Ezra Eats", about a little kid who eats ikea india everything, there is a line that mentions IKEA:

"We took him to ikea information IKEA, and while I sat on the benches, he ate a sofa named Bjorn and seven Allen wrenches"

  • There is a Pavement song called ikea kitchen cabinet "Date with IKEA".


  • IKEA furniture ikea kitchen fagerland is described as "semi-disposable Swedish furniture" in Microserfs by author Douglas ikea laminate floor Coupland.
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    "This chair. ikea montreal It is tinted clear lacquered solid beech with Wharg skin green-woven seat." ... "She ikea new haven may use my specially sharpened dining knife, with wooden handle and flower pattern twenty-seven..." ... "This shelf ikea new look/round tables in bi-ply laminate with silver brackets, I was putting it up yesterday. I ikea nz was doing this putting up the day before you came."


  • Cherie Blair (the wife of the British prime minister Tony ikea office chair Blair) was ikea ohio once reported to have said in May 2006,

    "The cabinet is like an IKEA cabinet ikea ontario — one dodgy screw and it falls apart." [19]

  • In the pre-E3 Nintendo Press Conference Reggie Fils-Aime justified the Nintendo ikea ontario canada Wii name to be weird at first, just like what happened with Google ikea orlando or IKEA; this underscores how IKEA has become a household name.
  • It is widely reported ikea philadelphia that one European in ten was conceived ikea platform bed on an IKEA bed[20][21][22], although it is difficult to tell ikea princip if this is simply a frequently repeated web legend.
  • An IKEA ikea queen bed frame in Stockholm, Sweden was visited on The Amazing Race 6. A ikea richmond Detour was performed there.
  • Internet cartoon characters Weebl and Bob, who have a fixation on ikea richmond bc pies, visit PIKEA, a similarly themed pie retailer. [23]

IKEA's debut in each country

  • 1958 Sweden — Älmhult
  • 1963 Norway — Asker ikea sofa bed (Nesbru)
  • 1969 Denmark — Copenhagen (Ballerup)(moved to Høje Tåstrup about ten years later)
  • 1973 Switzerland ikea sonne — Zürich (Spreitenbach)
  • 1974 Germany — Munich (Eching)
  • 1974 Japan — Kobe (joint venture with a Japanese department store, withdrew from the market in 1986 because ikea staff of ikea stock stagnant sales; an IKEA opened in Funabashi, Chiba in 2006 that included ikea tromso instructions a distribution partnership with the Mitsubishi Corporation under the supervision of prominent account executive, Ai Kobayashi-Boswell.)
  • 1975 Australia — Sydney ikea tundra flooring (Artarmon (Closed 2005, in preperation for new store in Homebush])
  • 1975 Hong Kong — Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui)
  • 1976 Canada ikea tv cabinets — Halifax (Burnside Park) (Temporary North American ikea west sacramento market test store, closed in 1998. It was very successful. First permanent store was built in Richmond, British jobs at ikea in atlanta Columbia later in 1976). Current number of stores: 11.
  • 1977 Austria — Vienna (Vösendorf)
  • 1978 Netherlands modern ikea like furniture — Rotterdam (Sliedrecht)
  • 1978 Singapore — Queenstown (A new store is set to pet ikea com dog supplies open in Tampines room dividers ikea at the end of 2006)
  • 1980 Spain — Gran Canaria (Las Palmas)
  • 1981 Iceland — Reykjavík
  • 1981 France — Paris (Bobigny)
  • 1983 Saudi seim ikea Arabia — Jeddah
  • 1984 Belgium — Brussels (Zaventem and Ternat)
  • 1984 Kuwait — Kuwait City
  • 1985 United States — Philadelphia (Plymouth Meeting)(This stores like ikea store has moved about 2 miles away to support granite ikea cabinets a larger location, and as of June 25, 2006, the first 2007 ikea building sits empty)
  • 1987 England — Cheshire (Warrington) near Manchester
  • 1989 Italy — Milan (Cinisello Balsamo)
  • 1990 Hungary — Budapest
  • 1991 Poland — Warsaw
  • 1991 Czech arv ros ikea cup and saucer Republic — Prague (Zličín)
  • 1991 United Arab Emirates — Dubai
  • 1992 Slovakia — Bratislava
  • 1994 Taiwan b&q ikea mfi — Taipei
  • 1996 Finland — Espoo
  • 1996 Malaysia — Bandar Utama (Re-located to baby ikea commercial Mutiara Damansara in 2003)
  • 1998 China — Beijing
  • 1999 Scotland — Edinburgh
  • 2000 Russia — Moscow (Khimki)
  • 2001 Israel canada ikea — children's furniture like ikea near toronto Netanya
  • 2001 Greece — Thessaloniki
  • 2003 Wales — Cardiff
  • 2004 Portugal — Lisbon
  • 2005 Turkey — childrens ikea Istanbul
  • 2007 Ireland — Dublin

See also

  • List of Swedish companies


  1. ^ IKEA Q&A section, on the Swedish language site.
  2. ^ Martin computer ikea lack shelf hollow Roth. The Bible vs. the Ikea Catalogue – Which is Winning Hearts?.
  3. ^ "Buying cyril computer cabinet from ikea a house? Pick up a flatpack at Ikea", guardian.co.uk, 2005-02-02.
  4. ^ (German) Waren Sie schon mal in Klippan?.
  5. ^ IKEA Group corporate site: about us.
  6. ^ IKEA: Flat-pack how to assemble ikea axel accounting.
  7. ^ "Ikea loses fight to build store", BBC News, 2005-02-18.
  8. ^ "Fury hussar + ikea as Prescott blocks Ikea store", manchesteronline, 2004-08-03.
  9. ^ "Ikea's superstore plans ikea + butterfly table approved", BBC News, 2006-01-11.
  10. ^ Television Advertising ikea + kavaljer + glass Complaints Reports: uptight British. ofcom.org.uk.
  11. ^ Television Advertising Complaints Reports: management consultant. ofcom.org.uk.
  12. ^ Television Advertising Complaints Reports: homosexual marriage breakup. ofcom.org.uk.
  13. ^ Founder ikea 2000 of Ikea store haunted by Nazi past (2000-04-07).
  14. ^ Ingvar ikea 2006 catalog Kamprad - IKEA Founder and One ikea 3d model of the World's Richest Men.
  15. ^ Norwegian prime minister slams IKEA (2005-03-10).
  16. ^ RTÉ report on the loosening of shop planning ikea a stoir laws
  17. ^ 'Unfortunate' photo wasn't tampered with: IKEA
  18. ^ 'The Scott Mills Show Reviews' ikea advertisement Unofficial Mills, September 7, 2006
  19. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2088-2179379,00.html
  20. ^ Ben ikea and dn or dn geral Hoyle. "Ikea stands up for women's rights - to ikea aneboda bed spend hours assembling furniture", Times Online, 2005-03-11.
  21. ^ James Cockington. "Loose change", The Age, 2006-08-23.
  22. ^ Iain Hollingshead. ikea beddinge sofa bed cover "Help! I'm lost in the crush at Ikea", Telegraph, 2006-08-23.
  23. ^ http://www.weebl.jolt.co.uk/pikea.htm

External links

  • IKEA - Official site
  • How IKEA works
  • IKEA UK website
  • IKEA Advertising Campaign
  • Banned IKEA Commercial
  • Positive Fanatics - The Unofficial IKEA ikea book Web Journal
  • OH, IKEA! - ikea bristol a weblog monitoring rumors regarding IKEA possibly coming to Ohio
  • IKEA Fansite FAQ's and Photos ikea business report primarily focusing on IKEA Kitchens
  • IKEA Fansite Forums
  • Find an IKEA store, get an IKEA Catalog
  • Lyrics to Jonathan Coulton's 'IKEA'
  • "The miracle of Älmhult" by ikea butterfly table Oliver Burkeman from the Guardian newspaper. The writer talks ikea campaign about his visit to IKEA's HQ in ikea canada catalog Älmhurt
  • IKEA Etobicoke
  • IKEA Lakeside
  • Private bus service opens door to `the other way' Is two-tier transit coming to Toronto?
  • IKEA North ikea catalog cover York
  • Shuttle schedule
  • "IKEA: Flat-pack accounting", The Economist, 2006-05-11.
Business data
  • IKEA International ikea catalog download A/S at Google Finance
  • IKEA International A/S at Yahoo Finance
  • IKEA International A/S ikea catalog photo at Hoover's
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