New perspectives on our heritage
Long before Ingvar Kamprad was born, there was a spirit of ingenuity and stubbornness in Småland. People did their best to see opportunities, despite the stony land and meagre soil. This made its mark on Ingvar Kamprad too. Many years later, he was also influenced by the emergence of the Swedish welfare state – the idea that everyone had the right to a good home. Add Ingvar Kamprad’s entrepreneurial spirit – and you have the embryo for IKEA.