Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies

Stockholm: Ingvar Kamprad, the enigmatic founder of Swedish furniture giant Ikea, died aged 91 on Sunday, the company said.

“Ingvar Kamprad has peacefully passed away in his home” in southern Sweden, the company announced on its Twitter account. “Ingvar will be very missed and warmly remembered by his family and Ikea colleagues around the world.”


The company is his namesake —“I” for Ingvar, “K” for Kamprad, “E” for the family farm Elmtaryd, and “A” for the village of Agunnaryd, Sweden, where he grew up.

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