We’ve come a long way since Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA in 1943. From being a tiny Swedish business, selling through a mail-order catalogue, IKEA has become one of the most well-known home furnishing brands in the world. Today, there are hundreds of IKEA stores around the globe, and more are coming. Read more about our fascinating story – from the very beginning, to what we are doing right now.
Vision and business idea
We have a passion for life at home. Our culture is built upon enthusiasm, togetherness and a “get-it-done” attitude. We’re optimists, constantly looking for new and better ways to do things, from how to design a rocking chair that fits into a flat-pack, to creating LED light bulbs that are affordable to everyone. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people – for customers, but also for our co-workers and the people who work at our suppliers.
This vision goes beyond home furnishing. We want our business to have a positive impact on the world – from the communities where we source our materials, to the way our products help our customers to live a more sustainable life at home.
By sharing what we do, and speaking up for what we believe in, we can be part of a positive change in society.