If you have enough Kallax聽bookcases and RAST dressers to make your living room look like something out of an IKEA showroom, you鈥檒l be right at home in the IKEA museum opening this month. Housed inside the very first IKEA store in 脛lmhult, Sweden, the IKEA museum is celebrating its past, present and future with an entire space dedicated to everyone鈥檚 favorite pieces of furniture and home accessories. Yes, there are entire exhibits dedicated to the Billy Bookcase and other cult faves, but there are also decade-specific exhibits where you鈥檒l be able to browse what an IKEA-lover鈥檚 bedroom might have looked like in the 鈥70s. And because it wouldn鈥檛 be IKEA without the meatballs, there鈥檚 not only a restaurant serving Swedish dishes, but an entire gallery devoted to the tasty dish.


The museum was so carefully curated that nothing was reproduced or reissued; there was even a submission call for certain pieces that IKEA didn鈥檛 have in storage so that the period exhibits would be historically accurate. But if the history of IKEA chairs doesn鈥檛 interest you, you can always just snap a selfie in a set that looks exactly like the cover of an IKEA catalog. While the museum is partly an attempt to turn Sweden into more of a tourist attraction, it鈥檚 also a great way for IKEA to increase its design credibility and dismiss the stereotype that it鈥檚 just the place for cheaply made furniture.


The shopping is the best part of any museum trip, so it鈥檚 no surprise that the IKEA museum boasts the coolest shop ever, with products that aren鈥檛 available anywhere else. But don鈥檛 worry, you won鈥檛 find any $20 coffee mugs. It鈥檚 all at IKEA prices, and there might even be some assembly required.

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