Yes, can you believe it, IKEA has been in Britain for 25 years!!! The nation’s favourite flat pack company has grown from strength to strength delivering on design, affordability and easy assembly for a quarter of a century.
Who doesn’t have IKEA goods in their home?
My first flat was totally furnished with IKEA from beds to towels to kitchen utensils. It really was a one stop shop. I gradually moved away from stapled furniture as I had more disposable income and sought durability and originality. But, that doesn’t mean that I abandoned them. Oh no, clever storage solutions and great kitchen and home accessories always puts IKEA on the top of my list.
What IKEA did for women is a phenomena in itself. With an instruction pack, alan key and a screwdriver women could put the furniture together themselves. No need for male DIY help. In fact, in our family we would laugh as some men refused to read instructions and would take double the time to assemble!!
So as Ikea celebrates 25 years of British custom, they can be satisfied with the knowledge that 1 Billy bookcase will be sold every 10 seconds and 1 in 10 babies are conceived on IKEA beds.