IKEA museum

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Welcome to our Press Room. Those of you who'd like to write or tell people about the IKEA Museum can find the material you need here. 

We are happy to answer questions about the IKEA Museum. For questions about IKEA stores in Sweden, please contact the press department at IKEA Svenska Försäljnings AB.

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IKEA Museum building exterior

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The walls of a shipping container serves as a link… © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA Museum exterior, entrance area. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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The stairs and the walk along the facade is called Smålandsgången. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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The stairs and the walk along the facade is called Smålandsgången. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA Museum exterior. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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The stairs and the walk along the facade is called Smålandsgången. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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The stairs and the walk along the facade is called Smålandsgången. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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The stairs and the walk along the facade is called Smålandsgången. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA Museum exterior. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA Museum exterior. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Main Exhibition/Introduction

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Detail, intro, main exhibition. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Intro main exhibition. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Detail, intro, main exhibition. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Overview IKEA Museum. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Mosaic of smaller portraits of IKEA co-workers. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Close-up Ingvar Kamprad portrait. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Main Exhibition/Our Roots

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Pipes from the IKEA range. 1940 to 1950s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Modern housing during the 1940s changed household work. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Money box. Ingvar Kamprad sold fish to farms close. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Our roots, is about when and how IKEA started. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA gets its name in 1943. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Ingvar Kamprad office. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Overview Our roots. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Ingvar Kamprad early business. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Main Exhibition/Our Story

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Staff clothing from the 1950s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Staff clothing from the 1950s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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CAVELLI armchair. Design: Bengt Ruda. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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TEMA cabinet. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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KOLDING, MTP and DANSKE. 1960s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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DANSKE chair. Design: Erik Wahl Iversen. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Just like pine, kids were welcome in every room. 1970s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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SIRIKIT sofa. Design: Karin Mobring INGO table. Design: IKEA. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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ANNA childrens furniture. Design: Otto Nielsen. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA textiles, 1970s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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In the 1980s the KLIPPAN sofa in black leather were sold at IKEA. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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PETER shelving. Design: IKEA of Sweden. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Light, natural and minimalist. 1990s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Put yourself on the cover of this year’s IKEA Catalogue! © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA Catalogue covers through the ages. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Material samples. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Material samples. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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FLISAT children’s table. Design: Sara Fager/Jon Karlsson. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Miniature, BIALITT wardrobe. Design: IKEA of Sweden. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Board-on-frame technology broke through in the 1990s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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During the 1990s, plastic products, such as MAMMUT and HATTEN. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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During the 1980s steel became an important material in the IKEA range. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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M-board. The first products are due in 2017. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Natural fibre in modern furniture production? IKEA wanted to try. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Pine was inexpensive, but knotty and rarely used in furniture. 1970s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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In the 1960s IKEA began using particle board. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Signature dish, meatballs fried in butter. IKEA started serving meatballs in 1979. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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The Allen key has been in the IKEA packages since 1967. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Bedside table from Ingvar and Margaretha Kamprads' home. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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“Go cubic and live life to the full!”. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Spaces could make a difference. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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MAMMUT and TROFAST were born in the 1990s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Think freely! Think smart! © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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The first STOCKHOLM collection was launched in 1986. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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A glimpse of the design process within IKEA. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Cosy TAJT, FEMBO shelves and KARUSELL table. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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The bedroom became a calm oasis in the 1990s. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Main Exhibition/Your Stories

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The IKEA customers share their stories about BILLY bookcase and KLIPPAN sofa. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA customer stories. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA customer stories. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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BILLY shelf signed by Ingvar Kamprad. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Temporary Exhibition/What Makes a home?

"Better Shelter" – the flat-packed refugee shelter developed by IKEA Foundation, UNHCR and Better Shelter. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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View from the exhibition upper floor. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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What meaning have the things in your home? We explore 10 types of personalities. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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What makes a Home? © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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Which smell feels like home? © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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Camilla Junger, Exhibition Team Leader at the IKEA Museum. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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The Kitchen, restaurant

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Our menu is based on our famous meatballs, but with a new modern take. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Museum Shop

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Products from IKEA Museum shop. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Products from IKEA Museum shop. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Products from IKEA Museum shop. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Products from IKEA Museum shop. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Products from IKEA Museum shop. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA Museum The Shop. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA Museum The Shop. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Posters that will be on sale in IKEA Museum shop. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA Museum shop/Vintage week

JÄRPEN easy chair. Design: Niels Gammelgaard, SLINGRA chair. Design: Ehlén Johansson, PLANET easy chair from the 1970´s © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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Products from Vintageweek #1, FORMULA candlestick. Design: Hans Blomquist, ANATOMI vase. Design: Anna Efverlund, among others.  © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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GEIST vase. SNYGG tealight holder. Design: Ria Falk.  © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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SKYE lounger. Design: Tord Björklund. RY side table. Design: Tord Björklund.  © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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GOTLAND easy chair. Design: Tord Björklund. Textile by Sven Fristedt.  © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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Textiles by Sven Fristedt and Ritva Wahlström.  © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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Textiles by Sven Fristedt and Ritva Wahlström.  © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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Products from Vintageweek #1. HÄLL candlesticks. Design: Anna Efverlund. JÄRPEN sofa table and easy chair. Design: Niels Gammelgaard, SKYE lounger. Design: Tord Björklund. Textiles by Sven Fristedt and Ritva Wahlström, among others. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2017

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From the archive

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First IKEA store in Älmhult, Sweden. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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First IKEA store in Älmhult, Sweden. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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First IKEA store in Älmhult, Sweden. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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First IKEA store in Älmhult, Sweden. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA catalogue cover 1970. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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IKEA catalogue cover 1973. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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ANNA children’s furniture. Design: Otto Nielsen 1964. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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BOHEM fåtölj. Design: Gillis Lundgren 1956. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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TEMA bookcase. Design: IKEA 1957. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Ingvar Kamprads kontor, 1963-64. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Ingvar Kamprad with ÖGLA, SAMPO, IDUN, TORE. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Ingvar Kamprad, 25 years old. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Ingvar Kamprad, 2015. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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Ingvar Kamprad and his sister Kerstin Kamprad, around 1932. © Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2016

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The shop

Indulge yourself or buy gifts for your friends and family. A lot of the things on sale here can not be bought anywhere else.

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The Exhibitions

The Main Exhibition at the IKEA Museum is divided into three themes: Our Roots, Our Story and Your Stories. Also, enjoy our Temporary Exhibition!

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Learning

The IKEA Museum School Programme focuses on three areas: entrepreneurship, technology and design, history and society. Welcome!

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