Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Farewell to Ingvar Kamprad

Marcus says a fond farewell to IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad.

I can think of few companies who have had a more profound and positive effect on billions of people in such a simple way:

Home furniture.

In my lifetime IKEA has become the standard to which many DIY / home assembly products must meet and its high standard that continues for the most part to exceed its competition.

For over a decade Marcus and Agata lived less than 2Km from Mr Kamprad.   We never met him, although a friend sat next to him on a plane journey back to Switzerland.  Mr Kamprad travelled discreetly in economy.  It was comforting knowing that he lived nearby :-)

Mr Kamprad, we miss you already and hope that your IKEA creation continues boldly into the future.

Assemble In Peace

BBC reporting