Interesting Facts  About IKEA

From its early roots as a company that sold pens and wallets to its global development into multiple markets, IKEA has grown to become one of the worlds most valuable brands

Here are some interesting facts about IKEA you may not know

Started by a teenager

Ingvar Kamprad, the company's founder, was 17-years-old when he founded IKEA in 1943. His father had given him the money as a reward for good grades, which he used to start the store

IKEA is an acronym

The acronym is formed by the initials of the founder’s name, Ingvar Kamprad, the farm where he grew up, Elmtaryd and his home village, Agunnaryd

Average size of an IKEA store is 300,000 feet

IKEA stores are about the size of 42 tennis courts on average. Stockholm is home to the world's largest IKEA, which spans 594,000 square feet

IKEA has its own museum

The IKEA Museum opened in 2016 on the location of the company's original store. The main exhibitions are centred on the store's history and evolution