As we have mentioned a little earlier, 30 of June - the date of opening of the first in the world IKEA museum in the city Älmhult, in the same place where the headquarters of the Swedish manufacturer. Who will be interested in visiting this museum? For those who are interested in the history of IKEA, and for those who follow the latest developments of the company, as well as for us. Have placed museum in a historic building, which housed the first IKEA store, which opened in October 28 1958 years. In 2012 year IKEA opened a new store in Älmhult, and the old reconstructed. Thanks to the architect's sketches Claes Knutson, Acquired the building the original look, with columns along the facade.
Outside, the building looks like a typical structure 1950-60-ies, but inside is a modern museum, which was designed according to the latest requirements of the design of the exhibition premises.
At the entrance to the museum immediately struck by the large portrait Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of the IKEA brand, which is made up of portraits 1000 employees. This is followed by a colorful corridor, decorated with IKEA furniture and other goods, in which we get to the exhibition, which occupies several floors.
Ethnographic section "Our roots" opens the exhibition, it is dedicated to a life of inhabitants of Sweden beginning and middle of the XX century. Here you can see not only the antique furniture, but also the first home appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators. The purpose of the exhibition - to provide visitors with the most complete picture of changes in the life of Swedish society and the change of attitude toward him, that, as a result, and was the creation of IKEA.
A huge part of the museum is devoted to the Ingvar Kamprad, The founder of the Swedish furniture giant. Of particular interest here are the historical photos, as well as a replica of his office. Thus, almost everyone can be in place Kamprad, fully immersed in the atmosphere of the time, when the company made its first steps.
Another interesting section of the exhibition - "Our Story", Which translated to English means "Our Story". This is the story of the company, starting with the opening of the first furniture store (1958) and up to the present time. What's more entertaining in this part of the museum? A huge number of installations that embody the entire interior of decades, as well as a variety of know-how, which are used by the company, IKEA catalogs of previous years. In the form of entertainment to visitors of the exhibition have the opportunity to shoot for the cover of the catalog, and receive a gift of this image.
Interestingly, IKEA Museum collects stories of their fans, and they dedicated an entire section of the exhibition entitled "Your Stories". You can tell your story by posting it through the form on the website. http://ikeamuseum.com/en/exhibitions/.
On the minus first floor is a temporary exhibition which can be visited in addition to the main one. Now, here is the exhibition dedicated to the life of people in the kitchen: 4 interior with updated METOD kitchen, Which involved the creation of Paola Navone and Matali Crasset.
For rest and a snack at the museum has a restaurant more than 150 places, as well as in the museum shop is located, where you can buy souvenirs. Soon they will be available to educational programs that focus on technology and design. If you are lucky enough to visit SwedenWe believe that the IKEA Museum is just a “must have”!
В Älmhult from Stockholm, Malmo and Gothenburg there is a train. The museum is located at the following address: Almhult, Ikeagatan, 5. Exhibition Doors open from morning until 10 19 pm daily.