Bright Bazaar Goes to Ikea 520px 02-01

To regular Bright.Bazaar readers it’s common knowledge that Mr. Bazaar is a total IKEA fan boy, so when I visited their headquarters last year I sought out as many geeky facts about the company that I could find. The result? An IKEA infographic packed full of 25 fun facts and figures about the brand. From the making of the catalogue (did you see my behind the scenes of the IKEA catalogue post?) to sales, clicks, store numbers and history there’s bound to be a fact that will surprise you. And, hey, you never know how useful this could be – it might lead to winning the pub trivia quiz or allow you to impress at a dinner party with your random IKEA fact! Either way, I hope you enjoy discovering more behind the famous yellow and blue walls of IKEA.

// Infographic complied by Will Taylor and designed by Amanda Jane Jones (Please note this is not a sponsored post, Mr. Bazaar is just a total IKEA geek!)


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Hi Will, I read your blog but have never left a comment before! I love Ikea as’s changed lives and challenged minds with their flatpacks and allen keys! They’ve just built a new superstore near me in Melbourne Australia and I love it especially the reasonably priced eats at the cafe. Love these facts. It must have been a fab experience visiting Head Office. 🙂

  2. I love infographics – I rarely look at the actual info though…just the graphics. I also have a weakness for Ikea – their picture shelf is perfect for lining up colourful childrens books.

    Did you design this infographic by the way? If so, did you use some sort of programme or did you manually do it? 🙂

  3. Will, I adore you even more for this post. I live in a teeny apt so love how they are able to create space and function with little to nothing. And seriously offering a space to dine and then an ice cream on the way out? Um yes on all accounts.

    Hope you’ve been well! x

  4. Hi Will, love it! I love the self-confessed (don’t put yourself down!) geeky stats; and also that it’s not a sponsored posting. Hooray for Ikea. Does anyone ever leave without spending at least double what they’d meant to?!

  5. I love working with products from IKEA, love their business idea. Great infographic! The only thing is the flag that look rather Icelandic than Swedish . . .

  6. Eloise @ Rustic White Reply

    Some interesting facts and figures (geeky stats ;-)) Wow! 34 interior designers per catalogue shoot…I really do take their catalogue for granted. Will definitely look at it in a new found light.

  7. Hey Will,

    Love your Ikea infographic. It’s amazing just how big it is. I never knew for example just how many interior designers work on each photo shoot! Some great nuggets here.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Mike, Community Manager, Dulux.


    Is amazing to see a brand like Ikea represented like that, you can see how really big ir is.
    47 millon Billy bookcases !!

  9. Although those facts might look fun and nice, the company is full of hypocrisy with it’s Nazi connections of Kamprad and with the use of child labour. As a blogger, you should not forget the impression you’re giving to your readers but to remember also to enlighten them about more green and humane options. Not trying to troll you or anything. Just saying.

  10. Many thanks, Will! 🙂

    I’ve just shared it. If you would like to read the Polish translation – it’s on my blog. 😉

    (But unfortunately Google Translator in fact doesn’t speak Polish – its (their?) transltion of my text is… crazy ;-P)

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.