In 1943, Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA as a mail-order sales business, and began to sell furniture five years later. The first store was opened in Älmhult, Småland, in 1958, under the name Möbel-IKÉA (Möbel means furniture in Swedish). The first stores outside Sweden were opened in Norway (1963) and Denmark (1969).
What nationality owns IKEA?
Sweden IKEA was founded (1943) in Sweden and still flaunts its origins—store exteriors are decorated in the colours of the Swedish flag (blue and yellow), in-store restaurants serve Swedish food, and the companys products carry Swedish names—but its headquarters are now in the Netherlands.
Is IKEA a Swedish company?
IKEA was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1953 and came to life as a mail order catalogue business in the forested town of Älmhult, Sweden. Today, its a global home furnishing brand that brings affordability, design and comfort to people all over the world.
Who is the richest Swedish man?
Stefan Persson #84 Stefan Persson Stefan Persson is Swedens richest person by way of global cheap chic fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz, of which he owns 36%. Persson stepped down as chairman in May 2020 after 22 years in the role; his son Karl-Johan succeeded him. H&M was founded by Perssons father Erling in 1947.