One brand, many companies, and many, many people – that’s us in a nutshell. IKEA is a global values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Every product we create is our idea for making home a better place.

Together, all over the world

At the IKEA Group, there are 460 stores in 62 countries*. All IKEA stores (except the IKEA Delft in the Netherlands) operate under franchise agreements. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and worldwide IKEA franchisor.

* As of February 15, 2023.

A brief history of IKEA

The IKEA story began in the Swedish town of Älmhult in the 1940s, with an enterprising boy who hoped to improve the lives of people everywhere. Today, IKEA is a global home furnishing brand that reaches millions of hearts brings affordability, design and comfort to people all over the world. Here you can follow our development, decade for decade.

“Most things still remain to be done. A glorious future!”

Ingvar Kamprad
IKEA founder

Creating a better life

Spread all over the world, we have a passion for home furnishing and an inspiring shared vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. This, together with our straightforward business idea, shared values, and a culture based on the spirit of togetherness, guides us in everything we do.

The Life at Home Report

To create better homes, we need to know the challenges people are facing in their everyday lives. Every year, we ask tens of thousands of people to share their thoughts and feelings about the place they live in to create the Life at Home Report, a study that helps us get a little bit closer to understanding what people need from their home.

Democratic Design

Democratic Design is our approach for designing, developing and evaluating IKEA home furnishing products to ensure that they integrate good function, beautiful form and long-lasting quality, while also securing sustainability and low prices.

Making home a safer place

We believe everyone has the right to feel safe at home. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Every year, too many people get injured in their own homes. That’s why we want to do what we can to change that – and make home a safer place for everyone.

Product safety

Our entire business, from designers and suppliers to the co-workers in the stores, works towards creating a safer life at home for our customers. Our products are tested and verified in a very careful way. You can trust that before they are launched, every product complies with the relevant laws and standards in the market where it’s being sold – plus with our own requirements, that are often tougher than those imposed by authorities.

Together we get things done

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at IKEA? Go through a list of open positions, explore your possibilities and join us in making the life at home better.


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