IKEA Company has begun its activities in 1943 in Sweden. The first IKEA store advertising the sale of furniture and household goods in the printed edition appeared in the year 1945, undoubtedly, in Sweden. In 1963 the company, starting with Norway, entered the international market. In 1974 the company IKEA entered the market in Germany. And in our time ikeevskie products can be purchased in 46 IKEA stores in Germany. More than in any other country, you will not find such a huge number of IKEA stores!
She joined the company IKEA with the Soviet Union, and from the middle of 1970-ies. While almost 30 enterprises of the USSR carried out the supply of products from IKEA. The Soviet Union worked with IKEA on barter conditions.
The name «IKEA» stands for «Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd», ie the founder's name and the name of two villages in which he lived.
In the south of Sweden, in Småland, born founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad.
IKEA Kamprad registered company that was selling pencils, wallet and other small items. IKEA name consists of the first letters of the following words: Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryud, Agunnaryd. Elmtaryud - the name of the farm, Agunnaryd - the name of the parish, where he grew up Ingvar Kamprad.
Helen Lewis "Everyone with whom I spoke, he argued that the work in the" Ikea "is akin to a cult like the Moonies They only worship the pine boards and a sofa titled" Ektorp "..
This year, IKEA launched its first 59-catalog, which was released in editions on 54 28 languages. IKEA catalog for 2010 year - more than 190 million copies! Such a huge circulation makes the IKEA catalog the largest business publication in the world. More than 4000 2000 picture more than products (of about 12 000 names IKEA product range worldwide) 375 adorn the pages of the catalog this year. This is the way to 59 years from the catalog of the first edition in 1951, which had a circulation of only 250 000 ekzemplarov!
Download the IKEA catalog for the year 2010 can here.
Download the IKEA catalog for the year 2011 can here.