Decorating Dictionary: Define Flat Pack Furniture

Decorating Dictionary: Flat Pack Furniture

What is the definition of Flat Pack Furniture?

Have you ever heard someone mention the term “flat pack” or “knock-down” furniture and wondered what on earth it meant? Well, now you have to wonder no longer – we will define flat pack furniture for you! Here is the latest addition to our Decorating Dictionary

Flat Pack Furniture: (also known as ready-to-assemble [RTA], knock-down [KD], or kit furniture) is a type of furniture that is sold in dismantled pieces and requires assembly by the customer. These pieces are “flat” packed into a box for easy transportation and come with assembly instructions and the basic tools. Flat pack furniture has become increasingly popular (think IKEA) and, because of this efficient and space-friendly design, it is often more affordable than its bulky counterparts.

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Ingvar Kamprad

Death of a Founder: IKEA’s Ingvar Kamprad

by Marica Fick

Earlier this week Rose sent me the link to a blog post she spotted on I Want That concerning the passing of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad at the ripe age of 91.

To be honest, I had not thought much about IKEA’s origin story in the past.  Maybe this is because the Swedish “powers that be” have yet to bring all that delicious flat-pack goodness to South Africa.

In my mind, I perceived IKEA as some figureless corporation.  Until now, I was quite unaware of the fact that they had a founder, not to mention what an interesting character that founder was.

Here are 10 interesting facts about Ingvar Kamprad:

Ingvar Kamprad
IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad, with chair models ÖGLA, SAMPO, IDUN and TORE | Source: Inter IKEA Group

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