Our fascination with life at home is what makes us IKEA. Every year, we ask thousands of people to share their thoughts and feelings about where they live in our Life at Home Report. We want to learn what makes life at home better, so we can help people not just survive but thrive there. It’s an ongoing research project that feels more important than ever.
Growing from our Swedish roots
The first IKEA company was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943, in Småland, southern Sweden. Back then, life wasn’t always easy in that part of the world. People had to be resourceful to make ends meet, and by working hard together, they managed to make a little go a long way.
This approach continues to shape our way of doing business, and we take pride in our heritage, which strengthens and makes us who we are today. As an IKEA franchisee with IKEA retail operations all around the world, it also drives our culture of togetherness, simplicity and responsibility.