The IKEA Concept starts with the idea of providing a range of home furnishing products that are affordable to the many people, not just a few. It is achieved by combining function, quality, design, and value – always with sustainability in mind. The IKEA Concept exists in every part of our company, from design, sourcing, packing and distributing through to our business model. Our aim is to help more people live a better life at home.
The IKEA Concept comes to life in many ways: Through our worldwide stores, in the IKEA catalog, via the web and apps, and most importantly in millions of homes around the world.
The story behind the name
The IKEA name combines the initials of IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad, (IK) with the first letters from the names of the farm and village where he grew up - Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd (EA). The IKEA logo has hardly changed during the company’s history and the 1967 version remains a consistent symbol of the IKEA business.
Together we save money
IKEA customers play an important role. We at IKEA do our part by packaging the products smartly. And you do your part, assembling the products. Together we not only save money, but it also means easier transport for you and less trucks on the road for our environment.
In 1956, IKEA co-worker Gillis Lundgren had trouble fitting the LÖVET table in his car. This was the moment when the idea of flat-pack was born. Today LÖVET is back at IKEA, now named LÖVBACKEN. A lovely little table with a story.