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.