We’ve come a long way since our early days in Älmhult, Sweden, but IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad’s dream to create a better life for as many people as possible – whatever the size of their wallet – is and will always be our driving force.
IKEA is named after the initials of founder Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd, the farm on which he grew up, and Agunnaryd, the nearby village.
Snapshots. The history of the IKEA brand at a glance.
A timeline of the events that shaped the IKEA business as we know it today.