Ingvar Kamprad

First Indian Ikea store opens in Hyderabad

Ikea's first Indian outlet has opened in the southern city of Hyderabad. The Swedish company — famous for its self-assembly products — said it …


What Is IKEA And Why Its First Store In India Is Such A Big Deal

IKEA is one of the biggest furniture companies in the world, with over 400 stores worldwide, selling affordable household accessories to its …


IKEA Is Re-Releasing Its Most Iconic Items In Stores For A Limited Time

These are a SERIOUS throwback.<p>IKEA is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the three-quarters of a century that it's provided the world with Scandinavian style (and so much flat pack furniture), the brand is bringing back some of its most beloved vintage items. That's not …


Ikea is bringing back its most popular pieces from the 1950s to 2000

LIFESTYLE INTERIORS<p>To celebrate its 75th birthday, Ikea, the lifestyle and interior décor behemoth is reinventing some of their cult classics. …


IKEA Is Celebrating Their 75th Anniversary by Reproducing Vintage Pieces

Believe it or not, Swedish furniture powerhouse IKEA was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad at his uncle’s kitchen table. Rather than celebrating …


IKEA goes retro

The internationally acclaimed Swedish decor brand has big plans to celebrate its 75th birthday, including a new retro furniture collection. Founded …


Ikea is launching a vintage collection to celebrate its 75th anniversary

Something from every decade since the company’s inception<p>When Ikea opened its first retail store in Älmhult, Sweden, in 1958, it launched with a few stellar items. Among them, the Ganget armchair, a circular wicker seat with bowed steel legs, and the Knäsjö , a spindly floor lamp with elongated …


How Ikea’s Ingvar Kamprad Built The First Global Design Giant

Kamprad turned a tiny business into a company worth many billions of dollars. He leaves behind a complicated legacy that includes ties to Swedish fascism.<p>Ingvar Kamprad, a dyslexic boy who registered his mail order household goods business called Ikea at age 17, died on Saturday at his home in …


Highflying Boeing Lands Thrifty Embraer Deal

Review | Preview<p>Billionaires can be thrifty, like the late IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, who reportedly flew only coach. This past week, the most …


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Trolley rage: German police called over Ikea shopping cart fight

What began as a normal Saturday at an Ikea in Bavaria ended with an ambulance after a fight broke out between three customers. The angered shoppers …


How The Perfect Home Looked From 1951 To 2000, According To Vintage IKEA Catalogs

IKEA is probably your home’s best friend. Its father, Feodor Ingvar Kamprad, founded the company in 1943 when he was only 17. Even the iconic …



I love IKEA and the philosophy of founder Ingvar Kamprad to create simple, affordable furniture and items. Kamprad’s idea behind IKEA was, and is …


IKEA launches its first range of speakers

IKEA has made its first venture into audio products with a collection of Bluetooth-enabled speakers named Eneby.<p>The Scandinavian furniture giant will …


How Ingvar Kamprad built IKEA into the world's largest furniture retailer from the age of 17

Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of the Swedish home retailer IKEA, has sadly died aged 91<p>IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, known as one of the greatest …


If You Love Ikea, You Should Visit This Town ASAP

To anyone who's a fan of Ikea, visiting the town of Älmhult, Sweden is every bit as magical as a trip to Disneyland. The sleepy Scandinavian town is …


Ingvar Kamprad's secret plan to ensure Ikea "lives forever"

Ingvar Kamprad founded Ikea in 1943.Heribert Proeppe/AP<p><b>Ingvar Kamprad is said to have made plans in 1976 to ensure the future of Ikea in case of his death</b><p><b>The results are a holding structure made so complex that outsiders would not understand it.</b><p><b>This structure, Kamprad hoped, would let Ikea live on</b> …


Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad's 9 theses from 1976 helped build the furniture chain's culture

Early on, Ingvar Kamprad started preparing for his departure from IKEA.Björn Larsson Ask/SvD/TT<p><b>Despite being one of the world's wealthiest men, Ikea's late founder Ingvar Kamprad lived a simple life.</b><p><b>Ingvar Kamprad's lifestyle and management philosophy represent core values that are still part and</b> …


IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad left $23 billion to charity

$23 billion<p>IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad amassed 362 billion kronor ($46 billion) in wealth before he died. According to his will, half of that money will go to charity in Sweden, with the rest divided among his children.<p>Published March 16, 2018 | Photo by Reuters/Toby Melville<p>$23 billion<p>Kamprad’s …


Unveiling of Ikea founder's will brings good news to the north

<i>Peter Waara, mayor of Haparanda.</i><b>Lyssna:</b> Unveiling of Ikea founder's will brings good news to the northHalf of Ingvar Kamprad's fortune will go to …


Half of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad's fortune to be given away

Half of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad's fortune is to be given away, according to the newly revealed details from his last will and testament.


No hometown statue for Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad

Älmhult municipality in Småland, southern Sweden, is in discussions over how Kamprad’s legacy should be recognized. A statue of the entrepreneur has …


The Legacy of IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad

He understood that everything a company sells -- and everything its customers do -- should contribute to the experience.


From frugality to fika: How Ikea exported a certain image of Sweden

Sweden is trending right now, with cultural concepts such as "lagom" (just enough) and "fika" (coffee break) selling everything from books to …


What's the secret to Ikea's success? Watch Flatpack Empire on BBC Two

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is opening its doors to the public with never-before-seen insight in to what makes the brand so successful.In a …


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have IKEA furniture in Kensington Palace

They might live in a palace, but even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a soft spot for IKEA's ready-to-assemble furniture.<p>The royal couple revealed that they own some of the brand's pieces during their visit to ArkDes, the National Museum of Architecture and Design, in Stockholm.<p>The news came …


Diamond Phone Screens Coming in 2019

In development now, Miraj Diamond Glass might be the answer to cracked phone screens. The vision of Akhan Semiconductor, this lab-grown diamond product employs nanocrystal patterning. This lines up crystals randomly, rather than along a plane—something that contributes to shattering when a phone is …


How UFO Reports Change Over Time

Since ancient times, there have been reports of mysterious, unidentifiable objects flying through the skies. Interestingly, those reports have changed over time—thanks to evolving flight technologies. From "phantom" Zeppelins in the early 1900s to "ghost rockets" in the 1940s and "flying saucers," …


What's next for Ikea after death of almighty founder Ingvar Kamprad?

"Ikea has no leader," industrial economics researcher Magnus Henrekson warned in an interview with Sweden's paper of reference Dagens Nyheter, …


How Ikea has changed the way we shop

The flat-pack furniture giant has some subtle – but powerful – methods to influence buyer behaviour.<p>Ingvar Kamprad, who started Ikea as a teenager, died last week at the age of 91. He started with stationery and stockings, but went on to build one of the world’s biggest furniture companies. And the …