Stop Everything, IKEA Names Have Meanings

This. Changes. Everything.

Everything from IKEA has a weird name. Well hey guess what? THOSE NAMES HAVE MEANINGS.

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Because IKEA’s founder Ingvar Kamprad was dyslexic, he didn’t want to give his products numbers. So he came up with the MOST EXCITING naming system EVER.

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Sofas, coffee tables, bookshelves, media storage and doorknobs are named after Swedish places.

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Beds, wardrobes and hall furniture are named after Norwegian places.

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Carpets are named after Danish places.

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Dining tables and chairs are named after Finnish places.

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Bathroom stuff is named after Swedish lakes and rivers.

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Kitchen stuff is named after grammatical terms in Swedish.

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Children’s items are named after mammals, birds, and adjectives in Swedish.

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Bookcases are named after occupations in Swedish.

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Kitchens are named after spices, herbs, fish, fruits, and berries.

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Chairs and decks have Swedish men’s names.

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And materials and curtains have Swedish women’s names.

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H/t this Guardian article.

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Tabatha Leggett is commissioning editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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