Ingvar Kamprad

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Fast furniture: Billy bookcases on the Ikea website; they start at €19

As the walls close in, many of us are sprucing them up, spurred to act after hours of looking, during weeks of working from home, at the colour of our(...)

Eileen and Una Sealy and their studio shed

FROM SHEBEEN TO STUDIO, BUSINESS HQ TO WRITER'S RETREAT, LOCKDOWN HAS UNDERLINED HOW THERE'S A SHEDLOAD OF INSPIRATION TO BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF TH(...)

Holiday misery: A British government official speaks to tourists booked with Thomas Cook as they queue on Monday at an airport near Tunis. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP

Image of the week: Thomas Cooked Welcome to “Operation Matterhorn”, a name once ascribed to a US bombing of Japanese forces in 1944, but now the code(...)

Ikea shift: Conor Pope during his day at the Dublin store. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Well, what the f**k are you doing in all that yellow then?” snarls the angriest man in Ikea after I tell him I don’t know where the returns departmen(...)

A cyclist passes near election campaign posters for the Liberal Party in Stockholm, Sweden. Photograph: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Business is booming at Nikos’s Taverna, an escapist getaway for weary Swedes in central Stockholm. A three-course Greek dinner and three hours of Abb(...)

A visitor to the Ikea museum in Almhult, Sweden, takes a photo of a portrait of the late Ingvar Kamprad, founder of  Swedish multinational furniture retailer Ikea, today. Photograph: Ola Torkelsson/TT News Agency/Reuters

Sweden is mourning the death at 91 of Ingvar Kamprad, the billionaire founder of flat-pack furniture leviathan Ikea. A global Swedish brand and ambas(...)

Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Swedish multinational furniture retailer IKEA, stands outside the company’s head office in Almhult, Sweden in 2002. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP

Ingvar Kamprad, the Ikea founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died aged 91, the company said. Ike(...)

 Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad died at his home in Smaland, Sweden on Saturday. File photograph: Fabrice Coffriei/AFP/Getty Images

Billionaire Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad has died aged 91, the Swedish company said on Sunday, with the furniture empire he launched more than half a c(...)

 Claudia Marshall, head of Ikea in Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

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The Ikea Concept Center, both a furniture store and headquarters of Inter Ikea, in the Netherlands. Sales from Ikea stores worldwide hit €36.4bn in 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Sales growth slowed slightly at the Irish arm of homewares group Ikea last year ahead of the opening of its second Irish store. Figures published on (...)

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