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The IKEA Concept

Doing it a different way

We constantly ask ourselves: Is there a better way? That’s how the IKEA home furnishings offer remains unique and how we try to make everyday life better for the many people.

THE IDEA

For the many people

The IKEA Concept starts with the idea of providing a range of home furnishing products that are affordable to the many people, not just the few. It is achieved by combining function, quality, design and value - always with sustainability in mind. The IKEA Concept exists in every part of our company, from design, sourcing, packing and distributing through to our business model. Our aim is to help more people live a better life at home.

Bringing the IKEA Concept to life

The IKEA Concept comes to life in many ways: Through our worldwide stores, in the IKEA catalogue, via the web and apps, and most importantly in millions of homes around the world.

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The story behind the name

The IKEA name combines the initials of IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad, (IK) with the first letters from the names of the farm and village where he grew up - Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd (EA). The IKEA logo has hardly changed and the 1967 version remains a consistent symbol of the IKEA business.

Together we save money

IKEA customers play an important role in democratic design. We do our part, you do yours, and together we save money. Customers help by assembling products from flat packages on their own (60 years ago, we launched LÖVET, the first flat-pack table), living sustainable life at home, sharing their thoughts, suggestions and and even more. View LÖVBACKEN side table.

WORLDWIDE LOCATIONS

Reaching more of the many people

Every year new IKEA stores open around the world. Take a look at our interactive map to view all our current locations.
FRANCHISE STRUCTURE
Nurturing the IKEA Concept

In the early 1980s - with IKEA stores in 20 countries and expanding - IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad, realized he needed to protect the unique IKEA Concept as part of the company’s growth. He wanted total independence and a long-term ownership structure, so the stock market wasn’t an option.

So, the IKEA franchise system was established. Today all IKEA stores (except the IKEA Delft in the Netherlands) operate under franchise agreements. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor. 

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ABOUT IKEA

Welcome inside our company

We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Every product we create is our idea for making home a better place. Explore This is IKEA
PEOPLE & PLANET

For a sustainable future

Discover what sustainability means to us and what we are doing to take care of people and the planet. Explore People & Planet