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  • Furniture designed with delivery in mind
  • Furniture designed with delivery in mind
    IKEA (2015) ©

Furniture designed with delivery in mind

Ease and efficiency have long been prominent strands in IKEA’s brand DNA. The furniture retailer has built a global empire – valued by Forbes at just under $12 billion – off the back of making the task of house furnishing as painless as possible. But things could always be easier, right?



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