Lego x Ikea Products Spotted on Shelves

We love Lego, we love Ikea, and we're pretty bloomin' excited for the collaboration between the two. Read More >>

Ikea to Repay Government Staff Furlough Payments

Ikea is going to hand back furlough payments made by nine governments around the world, seeing as we're all back firmly in the mindset of queuing for half a day for new shelving for our ironic vinyl collection to sit on. Read More >>

Ikea Reopening Sees yet More People Queuing for Hours Just to Get Some Flat-Pack Furniture

The lockdown in the UK is easing up, meaning non-essential shops can reopen again. And once again, the masses appear to have lost all common sense and are spending hours of their lives queuing to pick up a table that's suddenly the most urgent thing in the world. Read More >>

Ikea is Reopening Most of its Doors on 1st June

For those of you who have been stuck at home unable to get some critical remote working furniture delivered, there is hope. No longer will you have to wait for a delivery slot in almost a month's time, because Ikea is reopening the majority of its shops on 1st June. In England and Northern Ireland, anyway. Read More >>

Ikea and Pizza Hut Collaborate on a Pizza, and a Table Based on the Ones in Your Pizza Box

Ikea customers can now purchase a giant version of that little 'saver' that stops your pizza getting squished, then order an Ikea meatball-topped pizza for when they get home. Sadly, those customers won't include you as the promotion is only running in Hong Kong. Read More >>

Even the Mighty Ikea is Struggling on the UK’s High Street

Ikea is closing a mainline branch in the UK for the first time in its short history of selling us nice shelving, with the city centre outlet in Coventry about to shut and see its 352 workers redistributed around the chain. Read More >>

Ikea Has Slashed the Price of Its Breakfast to Just £1 for a Limited Time Only

Hungry shoppers headed to Ikea over the next two months can get a belly full of breakfast for just a quid. Read More >>

Apple, Google, and Amazon Are Joining Forces to Help Smart Home Devices All Play Nicely Together

In an effort to make it easier for consumers to transition to a smart home setup without having to buy into a proprietary system, Apple, Google, Amazon, and the rest of the Zigbee Alliance announced today they’re forming a new working group that will (hopefully) develop a new connectivity standard allowing hardware from all these companies to finally play nicely together. Read More >>

IKEA Kicks off Christmas With a Traditional Swedish Spread This December

The retailer will be hosting a buffet to celebrate the tradition of Santa Lucia on December 13. Read More >>

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Ikea Expands Augmented Reality App, Lets You Fill an Entire Room With Virtual Swedish Furniture

Augmented reality might one day be a crucial piece of technology, but for now, the best use we’ve found for putting virtual objects in real scenes is previewing how new furniture might look in your living room. Of course, Ikea is just fine with that, and the company just updated its Place app so users can try multiple pieces of Swedish decor in a room, instead of just one at a time. Read More >>

Police Cancel Mass Ikea Hide and Seek

Scottish police were called to a branch of Ikea outside Glasgow over the weekend, after staff found out that as many as 3,000 locals had arranged via social media to enjoy a potentially record breaking game of hide and seek inside the furniture shop. Read More >>

How Ikea’s New Wireless Speaker Compares to the Sonos One

It felt confusing and excited when Ikea released two new speakers built by Sonos. They’re a little weird-looking, first of all. (One speaker is also a lamp!) But what’s really extraordinary is that Ikea is now selling a full-fledged Sonos speaker for £100. (It doubles as a shelf!) We tested this new Sonos speaker—the cheapest Sonos you can buy—against the £200 Sonos One to see if it can keep up. The answer is basically, surprisingly, yes. Read More >>

Ikea’s £100 Sonos Speaker Breaks the Mold

Very soon, millions of people will be able to walk into an Ikea store and buy a Sonos speaker for £100. There’s a more expensive speaker-lamp combo, too, but the idea is simple: Ikea wants to sell you affordable smart home goods that fit into Ikea furniture and work impressively well right out of the box. For a lot of people, this must be an alluring proposition. And I have to admit, the new speakers aren’t bad. Read More >>

Ikea Has Made a Whole Font out of Sofas Based on Your Weird Memes

Ikea has seen your memes and is raising you an entire font based on its sofa planner. Read More >>

Ikea Wins Permission to Build 162 Flats on the South Coast

Ikea and partner Skanska have won approval to build 162 new flats in Worthing, with the local council granting permission for the pair's BoKlok joint venture to go ahead and unpack the massive cardboard boxes and begin construction. Read More >>