IKEA was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943 and came to life as a mail order catalogue business in the forested town of Älmhult, Sweden.

 

Today, it’s a global home furnishing brand that brings affordability, design and comfort to people all over the world.

 

Fascination with life at home is what makes IKEA – and never has it been more important than it is now.

 

Through this fascination, IKEA has built their special knowledge. Of the feeling of home. Of the emotional needs we have in it – including privacy, comfort, ownership, belonging and security. And of how designing the IKEA range based on Democratic Design principles means affordable, accessible, sustainable solutions for all.

 

Ultimately, all this allows IKEA to understand people’s needs and dreams today, so we can meet them where they need us, tomorrow.