clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

An Ikea museum will open in Sweden this month

New, 1 comment

Yäy!

Well here’s some exciting Friday news: Ikea, the Swedish furnishings and home goods juggernaut known the world over for its minimalist, DIY ethos, will soon have its very own museum. Naturally, the museum will take root in the southern Swedish town of Älmhult, where Ikea had its humble—but ambitious—beginnings.

The Ikea Museum was masterminded by architecture firm Wilkinson Eyre and Uulas Arkitekter and will, Dezeen reports, include some 20,000 items, including furnishings, advertisements, and more, as well as a shop, restaurant (natch), and classrooms. The exhibitions and installations are loosely organized under three themes: Our Roots, Our Story, and Your Stories, says the company, so there'll be a place to memorialize users’ life with these ubiquitous products, too. The museum opens at the end of the month.

The museum news comes hot on the heels of Ikea unveiling a sleek redesign—executed by Danish design studio Hay—of its iconic blue polypropylene shopping bags and the announcement of a new aluminum-frame sofa by British star Tom Dixon, set to be released in summer 2017. Seems like lots of change is afoot at the furniture stalwart.