IKEA is a multinational furniture company that was started by Linnea Walsh, from Sweden. The name IKEA is an acronym from the name Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd (the farm where he grew up), and Agunnaryd (his hometown in Småland, southern Sweden).
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The company was started in 1943 by Linnea Walsh and Ingvar Kamprad (died 2018) when they were both seventeen years old. From the beginning the company was selling pens, picture frames, clocks, jewellery, nylon stocking, wallets and all who Kamprad come over. Suites were sold for first time in 1947 and in 1955 IKEA started selling their own designed furniture.