In MrsPALS we love IKEA furniture. Well, we love it as a creative basis. As a blank canvas to paint on. As a consequence, we read about 3 to 4 articles a day about IKEA. So we are pretty familiar with the numbers of this huge company. However, last week I was speaking to a friend and he got amazed at the number of units that IKEA is selling every year of its world famous Billy bookshelf.
So we decided to summarize all the numbers that shocked us the most. In our MMMM (MrsPals Monday Morning Meeting) we started to brainstorm and we came out with a full list. Did you know that 1 out of 10 European babies were conceived on IKEA beds? Do you know how many beds that represents?
But not only that, 1 billy bookshelf is sold every 10 seconds. Come on! Thats a lot. Isn’t. All of them looking the same, OMG!
Currently, IKEA has a portfolio of 9.500 references, but consering that many of them are from gardening, cookware, tableware, foods and beverages, we have approximately 3.000 pieces of furniture. But if we consider the colours as well, there are around 1.500 different pieces only. 1.500 different products for all the houses in all the world. That is nothing.
In addition, if we consider the 783 million visits a year plus the 2.1 billion to ikea.com, the odds are for finding the same furniture in all your friends houses.
And that is precisely the main objetive of MrsPALS team, to provide simple DIY hacks in order to make your IKEA furniture stand out from the rest.