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IKEA

IKEA (/ˈkə/, Swedish: [ɪ²keːa]) is a Swedish-founded multinational group, that designs and sells , kitchen appliances and home accessories. It has been the world's largest furniture retailer since at least 2008. It was founded in Sweden in 1943 by then-17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad, who was listed by Forbes in 2015 as one of the ten richest people in the world, worth more than $40 billion. The company's name is an acronym that consists of the initials of Ingvar Kamprad (name of founder), Elmtaryd (the farm where he grew up), and Agunnaryd (his hometown in Småland, southern Sweden).

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Dezeen says: "News: IKEA relaunches first flat pack table. The three-legged, leaf-shaped side table that sparked a revolution in self-assembly furniture over 60 years ago is returning to Ikea stores next month."

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