IKEA (/aɪˈkiːə/; Swedish: [ɪ²keːa]), formerly known by its full initials, Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, is a Dutch multinational group of companies that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture (such as beds, chairs and desks), appliances and home accessories. It has been the world's largest furniture retailer since at least 2008. Founded in Sweden in 1943 by then-17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad, who is now one of the ten richest people in the world and the owner of a more than 40 billion dollar fortune, the company's name is an acronym that consists of the initials of Ingvar Kamprad (name of founder), Elmtaryd (the farm where he grew up), and Agunnaryd (his hometown in Småland, southern Sweden). The company is known for its modern architectural designs for various types of appliances and furniture, and its interior design work is often associated with an eco-friendly simplicity. In addition, the firm is known for its attention to cost control, operational details, and continuous product development, corporate attributes that allowed IKEA to lower its prices by an average of two to three percent over the decade to 2010 during a period of global expansion. The IKEA group has a complex corporate structure, which the European Union has alleged was designed to avoid over 1 billion Euros in tax payments over the 2009-2014 period. It is controlled by several foundations based in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

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  • Turn up the heat!

    JASSA is a limited edition collection of furniture, textiles and accessories that's guaranteed to turn up the heat in your home. Wondering who came up with all these gorgeous organic curves, bold patterns and riotous colours? Meet the creative minds behind JASSA here.

  • Don't think – dance!

    This February IKEA is launching SPRIDD, a funtastic collection of print-it-out loud pieces perfect for the modern nomad, created in collaboration with British fashion designer Kit Neale. Don't think – dance!

  • IKEA PS 2017 LIVE IT

    Kelsey Phillips quit her studies in microbiology to do what she loves. This is the story of a bike messenger. IKEA PS 2017 LIVE IT is about choosing things that let you make the most out of life.

  • IKEA PS 2017 - PIMP IT

    Give your living room the look to fit your lifestyle. You can put two corner easy chairs together to build a two-seat sofa, and fill them with cushions that straps on to the metal frame. Quick. Easy. Personal. Strip it down, pimp it up.

  • IKEA PS 2017 - FLASH IT

    See the freedom you get with a chargeable flashlight in a cage. The design’s inspired by old railway lanterns. Plug it in, charge it, unplug it and then take it anywhere with you. Use it as a lamp or to make shadows on the wall.

  • IKEA PS 2017 - ROCK IT

    Put your feet up in this two-seater rocking chair. And choose the ways the rocking chair can make your day more comfortable. Either alone, or with some one close. Just share the chair and get even closer. Rock it together.

  • IKEA PS 2017 LIVE IT collection

    The IKEA PS 2017 collection is not about making the most of what you have, it's about choosing things that let you make the most out of life. Things you can move, pimp, rock, and roll, and even eat. Things that free you up so you can LIVE IT.

  • IKEA PS 2017 - BEAT IT

    Discover IKEA PS 2017 white tempered glass plates. Stylish. Practical. Unbreakable. With high edges, so a little it's harder to spill your food when you're carrying and eating. And it you drop them, they bounce.

  • IKEA PS 2017 - FOLD IT

    Compact, practical metal coffee table. So easy to store, you just unfold it, use it and then fold it up again and put it away. Designed like the coffee tables seen in Asian street cafes, only these are metal instead of wood. More stable and longer lasting.

  • IKEA PS 2017 - SIT IT

    Get to know how easy it is to unfold the IKEA PS 2017 armchair, enjoy the many ways you can use it and then fold it up again and put it away. The foldable chair lets you make your living space into whatever. Even turn your living room into a gym if you like.

  • Glows like fireflies - HOVNÄS floor lamp

    Light up with a glow! HOVNÄS floor lamp is inspired by nature, bringing what looks like a swarm of fireflies indoors. At the same time, the lamp makes a great design statement with its sleek shape in stainless steel. It uses built-in, long-lasting LED that's dimmable, so it's easy to get the light just right.

  • The art of organising: living room storage

    The living room is where it all happens. Entertaining, working, movie marathoning, you name it. And sometimes it shows. Tame the inevitable build-up of stuff with our 4 smart organising methods, and make your space as efficient as possible.

  • How to sew a cushion cover

    Julia shows us how she makes simple cushion covers at home. Video created in Julia’s apartment in Germany. To see more ideas, visit: http://www.ikea.com

  • Home tour: a modern family home in a traditional farmhouse

    A traditional farmhouse transformed into a home for modern family life. Video created in Annika’s family home in Sweden. To see more ideas, visit: http://www.ikea.com

  • KUNGSBACKA - A new kitchen with a previous life

    For a truly sustainable kitchen front, discover our new KUNGSBACKA fronts made from recycled waste featuring a bold look in anthracite. Made from recycled wood and PET bottles, KUNGSBACKA front is an innovative development from IKEA.

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  • Handmade production - the people behind NORDRANA

    Home-based work with skilled craftsmen is common in several parts of the world. It provides needed income to many families but it also presents challenges, such as securing fair working conditions. IKEA is working closely with its suppliers to improve working conditions for home-based workers. Our focus is to secure decent working conditions, a regular income and fair pay. The steps taken within t...

  • SOARÉ – empowering communities

    SOARÉ placemat is popular with our customers and loved by the people who make it too, because of the impact it has on their lives. It’s woven from water hyacinth that grows in the Mekong River in Vietnam. Harvesting, drying and weaving the plant are important to the people living along the river's bank. It keeps the waterway passable, it preserves handicraft tradition and it earns the weavers extr...

  • THE MAKING OF BOOKCASES

    Gyllensvaans is one of our first suppliers ever. This Swedish, family owned company delivered their first pieces of furniture to IKEA in 1952. Gyllensvaans started the production of the famous BILLY bookcases in 1978. They are now our largest supplier of BILLY.

  • THE MAKING OF DOPE DYED POLYESTER

    Together with our biggest textile supplier, Hilong in China, we transformed the textile dyeing industry by introducing a new fiber dyeing technique that cuts water consumption by 80%.

  • REUNITING MIGRANT WORKERS WITH THEIR FAMILIES

    In China, more than 200 million people set off from their hometown each year to work in another province – leaving their children to be raised by grandparents or on their own. IKEA cooperates with one of our biggest Chinese suppliers of paper pallets, to reunite migrant workers with their children.

  • CUTTING DOWN ASSEMBLY TIME

    Making the assembly process simpler is a long-term mission for IKEA. A small ribbed fitting makes assembly easier than ever – minimizing the use of tools. It took several years of teamwork on the factory floor to transform the idea behind this solution into a market-ready product.

  • AN ENGINEER WITH PASSION FOR WOOD

    In partnership with our Romanian supplier Aviva, IKEA developed a new material called “Engineered wood”. Engineered wood makes it possible for us to reduce wood consumption by more than 60%.

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  • Visit to an IKEA Group owned wind farm, Poland

    Steve Howard, IKEA Group CSO, and Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) visiting IKEA Group owned wind farm in Poland to see how IKEA Group supports the transition to clean, renewable energy.

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  • IKEA Ideas: Swedish toffee with peppermint pop

    Ever tried ‘knäck,’ the classic Swedish holiday treat? It’s melt-in-your mouth butterscotch goodness. Check out our minty remix with this Swedish toffee with peppermint pop recipe.

  • IKEA Ideas: Gingerbread cookies with zesty orange

    Swedish ‘pepparkakor’ or gingerbread cookies are holiday treats that date back centuries. Check out how we gave the spicy sweets a kick with our recipe for gingerbread cookies with zesty orange.

  • IKEA Ideas: Saffron knots with vanilla butter filling

    Saffron buns are classic Swedish holiday treats, especially on Saint Lucia, when we celebrate the year’s shortest day. Check out our twist on the classic ‘lussekatter’ recipe for saffron knots with vanilla butter filling.

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    Steve Howard, IKEA Group CSO, and Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) visiting IKEA Group owned wind farm in Poland to see how IKEA Group supports the transition to clean, renewable energy.

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  • Dinner for Two – Light is Important

    You plan it to the last detail. You cook and time dinner to perfection. You set the table beautifully. But without the right lighting you can kiss goodbye to romance... Light has a big effect on our moods and overall wellbeing. Too much or too little of it are equally frustrating. The IKEA roots are in Sweden, so we know how to work with light – and darkness – to create a beautiful, feel-good at...

  • Kitchen Nightmare – Light is Important

    Chop, chop... oops! The kitchen can be a dangerous place if you don't have the right lighting. If you do, it can be your favourite place. Light has a big effect on our moods and overall wellbeing. Too much or too little of it are equally frustrating. The IKEA roots are in Sweden, so we know how to work with light – and darkness – to create a beautiful, feel-good atmosphere in your home. To see...

  • Sleep Tight – Light is Important

    Wake up with a grin – or with a groan. For good health, we all need proper sleep. So creating the ideal light in your bedroom can make every morning feel better… Light has a big effect on our moods and overall wellbeing. Too much or too little of it are equally frustrating. The IKEA roots are in Sweden, so we know how to work with light – and darkness – to create a beautiful, feel-good atmospher...

  • The Big Game – Light is Important

    Goal! Or was it? You love the sunshine but you also love your team. So, sometimes, you need to block out the first one to enjoy the second.... Light has a big effect on our moods and overall wellbeing. Too much or too little of it are equally frustrating. The IKEA roots are in Sweden, so we know how to work with light – and darkness – to create a beautiful, feel-good atmosphere in your home. T...

  • Stitched Up – Light is Important

    Knitting a sweater shouldn't cause a sweat. But without good, focussed light the result might look a little different to the pattern... Light has a big effect on our moods and overall wellbeing. Too much or too little of it are equally frustrating. The IKEA roots are in Sweden, so we know how to work with light – and darkness – to create a beautiful, feel-good atmosphere in your home. To see m...

  • Looking Good? – Light is Important

    To put on your best face, you need the best lighting. In a murky bathroom, you might create a look that's stunning for all the wrong reasons... Light has a big effect on our moods and overall wellbeing. Too much or too little of it are equally frustrating. The IKEA roots are in Sweden, so we know how to work with light – and darkness – to create a beautiful, feel-good atmosphere in your home. ...

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  • IKEA - FULLVIKTIG

    The FULLVIKTIG collection was co-created by IKEA and artisans at the Doi Tung Development Project using traditional handicraft techniques and local raw materials. The collection includes hand woven textiles, hand-formed and finished pottery and handmade paper products.

  • “When Doi Tung started everything got better.”

    At IKEA, we’re proud to partner with social entrepreneurs who are creating sustainable livelihoods for artisans around the world. Hear more about Doi Tung, our social enterprise partners in Thailand. #IKEA #SocEnt #MadetoChange

  • “We started this project is because we share the common interest of helping the people.”

    At IKEA, we’re proud to partner with social entrepreneurs who are creating sustainable livelihoods for artisans around the world. Hear more about Doi Tung, our social enterprise partners in Thailand. #IKEA #SocEnt #MadetoChange

  • FULLVIKTIG - Handmade for social change

    The FULLVIKTIG collection was co-created by IKEA and artisans at the Doi Tung Development Project using traditional handicraft techniques and local raw materials. The collection includes hand woven textiles, hand-formed and finished pottery and handmade paper products. For nine years, IKEA and Doi Tung have worked together co-creating handmade products. FULLVIKTIG is our fifth collection and is a...

  • Energize your home with IKEA solar panels

    It's not only about saving money. By converting your rooftop into a power station you also contribute to a more sustainable world. We've made it simple for you.

  • Solar energy for a better planet

    Solar transforms the sun’s free energy into electricity. So why should we burn fossil fuels, produce nuclear waste when we can produce our own green clean energy right now? Energise your home with IKEA home solar system, we've made it simple for you.

  • Scandinavian design. Japanese designer. Iconic armchair.

    Designer of IKEA POÄNG armchair, Noboru Nakamura, talks about his beginnings as a designer, his first meetings with IKEA, and gives a few of his views on furniture design. See how the father of POÄNG sums up the past 40 years.

  • IKEA Ideas: The easy way to pickle vegetables

    Vegetables piling up in your pantry? Why not try pickling them! This recipe just uses 1 part vinegar, 2 parts white sugar and 3 parts water. Then boil it up and pour over your vegetables in a freshly washed sealable container. Done!

  • Home tour: Elisabetta’s modern apartment in Rome

    Step into Elisabetta’s open-plan home in Rome. High above the streets of Rome, she’s created a calming retreat for one. Video created in Elisabetta’s modern apartment in Rome. To see more ideas, visit: http://www.ikea.com

  • IKEA Ideas: How to make lacto-fermented kohlrabi with chilli and rhubarb

    Long name, easy to make. Try this fermented recipe that combines a deep kohlrabi flavour with a zing from rhubarb and chilli. Perfect for complementing barbecue dishes, as well as preserving your garden goodness.

  • Secrets of a stylist: How to make a cosy candle display

    Love cosy candle light? Check out our interior stylist Anna’s easy tips for how to make a candle display that sets the mood for everyday ambience or a sparkling special occasion.

  • IKEA Ideas: Swedish style fermented root veggies

    Got a taste for pickling and preserving foods? Come try this version that pairs swedes and beets with fresh lemon, leek and horseradish. The perfect addition to grilled fish! And a good way to preserve some summer flavours

  • IKEA 2017 Catalogue: Embrace the Unexpected

    This year’s catalogue encourages us all to let go of big expectations in the kitchen. It’s about throwing out the rules and recipes, embracing our imperfections, and getting rid of that voice in our head that tells us we “should” be doing things a certain way. Jazz musician Jonah Reider just happens to be that kind of cook, a kindred spirit who believes like we do in bringing fun, ease and confide...

  • IKEA 2017 Catalogue: Cook Like No One Is Watching

    The appeal of cooking for one is all about perception. You could see it as a tedious chore, something you simply have to do. Or you could see the possibilities – because when you’re one, you can literally do whatever you want. Stay in your pyjamas. Sing a cheesy rock anthem in your loudest voice. And cook with gusto, even if things end up on the floor. It’s about customising a kitchen just for you...

  • IKEA 2017 Catalogue: A Kitchen That Moves with You

    Compared to just a few decades ago, people live a much more fluid life today. The kitchen is not just a place to prepare food in. It can be an office, a study or where you service your bike. Our challenge as a furniture company is to develop products with many talents. Like kitchen tables that can double as a work surface or sofas that you can sleep in in or storage that can be used for pretty muc...

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