Enjoy some virtually unknown and amazing stories about how IKEA was born, how it grew, and how it goes on expanding around the world. There are examples of innovations and insights, magnificent catastrophes, fantastic ideas and innovative designs. The exhibition also shows some of the very first furniture sold by IKEA.
The first store
When the ground was dug to build the first store in Älmhult, it was to be the biggest furniture store in Northern Europe. In 1958 the building was finished, and it had everything for the modern home, all under one roof. For more than 50 years it was a store, before being made into IKEA Museum. So this exhibition truly is a walk on historic ground!