A Tribute to IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad
Yesterday, IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad passed away aged 91. On the IKEA website today, the company pays tribute to the icon as "one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century." Kamprad had a vision "to create a better everyday life for the many people" through making good design affordable. Furthermore, the clean, simple aesthetics of IKEA design means the pieces are easy to blend into any space. As a personal tribute to Kamprad, I took a look at my own home to see just how many items from IKEA I enjoy daily!
The Söderhamn chaise longue seen in the window is a relatively new purchase (you may have noticed just how popular it is among Scandinavian design lovers and all the members in my family!).
And finally. It is apt that the little corner of my home where I sit each day to write this blog, my books - and lately, participate in live press interviews about the 'Father of flatpack', is almost entirely made up from IKEA pieces including the chair, ALEX drawer unit, desk and shelves!
So, what's next on my list? One of my favourite collections to date is the Stockholm 2017 (launched last April), which was "designed to mix and blend in with what you already have at home', and I've got my eye on this number (as well as a few other items from the range - naturally!)....
Thank you so much, Ingvar Kamprad, you set out with a vision "to create a better everyday life for the many people" and you certainly achieved that in my little corner of the world, and no doubt touched the lives of hundreds and thousands of others too.