The founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, peacefully passed away at his home in Småland, Sweden, on Saturday. Surrounded by his loved ones, he died at the age of 91, following a short illness.
Kamprad was born in 1926 in Småland in southern Sweden. At the early age of 17 he founded IKEA – the business that became his lifelong commitment. IKEA would grow to be a well-known, national brand loved by many, with it’s iconic flat-pack ‘built it yourself’ system that brought down the cost of shipping and selling furniture.
“We are deeply saddened by Ingvar’s passing. We will remember his dedication and commitment to always side with the many people. To never give up, always try to become better and lead by example”, says Torbjörn Lööf CEO and President of Inter IKEA Group.