Started in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA — a Swedish multinational company based in the Netherlands — has been applying Open Source design to their products for years.

The world’s largest furniture retailer since 2008, the company also creates home goods customers can build out — and adapt  — with products from other companies. DELAKTIG is the 1st IKEA product intended to be hacked by external ideas and external partners. IKEA designs and sells ready-to-assemble, modern furniture, kitchen appliances, home accessories and other home furnishings. It also provides home services and is responsible for approximately 1% of world commercial-product wood consumption, making it one of the largest users of wood in the retail industry. The stores — some of which are franchises — are also known for their famous Swedish meatballs and include an on-premises restaurant. The IKEA acronym is the founder’s initials; Elmtaryd, the family farm where he was born; and the nearby village Agunnaryd, his hometown in Småland, southern Sweden. Over 400 stores operate in 50 countries and the website contains approximately 12,000 products.

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