Bauhaus, the design school that left its mark on everything from teapots to tower blocks and iPhones to Ikea, marks its centenary this year. The influence of Bauhaus, created during the turbulent period between the world wars and finally chased out of Germany by the Nazis, can hardly be overstated.
Ikea, which opened it’s first Indian store in August, is seeking to wow India’s burgeoning middle class with its Nordic-cool furniture and fittings, as well as products suited to local tastes, and is aiming to open 25 outlets in the country by 2025.
Ikea’s first Indian outlet opens, with more than 200 eager shoppers queueing to get in. The store in the southern city of Hyderabad is the first of 25 outlets the Swedish furniture giant hopes to open by 2025 across the country of 1.25 billion people.
Ikea, the retail company that revolutionised the industry with affordable, self-assembly furniture with a Scandinavian twist opens its first Indian outlet, with success far from guaranteed. Ikea is present in 49 countries, but its previous attempt in 2006 at reaching India’s burgeoning middle class fell foul of local regulations.
A chair-assembling robot has been developed by engineers at a Singapore university. It can put together a chair from Swedish furniture maker Ikea in 8 minutes 55 seconds.
A minute’s silence is been observed at an IKEA store in Jarfalla, Sweden to commemorate the passing away of the founder of the famous Swedish furniture brand Ingvar Kamprad.
A minute’s silence is been observed at an IKEA store in Jarfalla, Sweden to commemorate the passing away of the founder of the famous Swedish furniture brand Ingvar Kamprad. IMAGES
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