The world’s largest IKEA store is expected to open in the Philippines next year.
The store, set to be located at the country’s biggest mall complex — Mall of Asia in Pasay, Metro Manila — will cover an area of at least 65,000 square meters (700,000 square feet).
A Taiwanese YouTuber has been charged with indecent conduct and unlawful entry for reportedly spending the night at IKEA in Taiwan and pretending to take a shower naked inside the store.
Max Lee broke into the Sinjhuang branch IKEA on Oct. 28, according to Taipei Times.
IKEA stores in China have rolled out their welcome mats for many Chinese residents who crash the showrooms to escape the summer heat, have a quick nap or just hangout.
The Swedish furniture maker’s outlets have become the mecca for showroom nappers who want to enjoy some air conditioning and comfy furniture during the hot summer months.
A woman who left the U.S. to fulfill her 20-year-long dream of living in Europe allegedly became the helpless victim of sexual harassment just three days after she moved to the Netherlands.
Stephanie Soong, originally from San Francisco, recalled the events of the chilling encounter in a Facebook post on June 12. She was receiving heavy pieces of furniture from a four-man team of IKEA employees in her new Amsterdam home.
“IKEA Heights” had all the trappings of a typical soap opera: romance, intrigue, mystery, some eerie plot-twists, and a trippy intro reminiscent of those 90s era shows.
But while this seven-episode gem of a series is merely a spoof of the genre, it deserves more love than it received when it first came out and went kind of viral back in 2009.
Swedish furniture giant IKEA was met with severe backlash from Chinese netizens following its sexist commercial that aired in China.
After the negative response, the company was forced to pull the advertisement from airing and issue a public apology.
Some customers in China have been observed to taking naps and spending whole afternoons relaxing in the display beds and couches inside Ikea stores, prompting one vlogger to take action on the bad behavior.
The popular Swedish furniture brand tried to implement a store-wide ban on couch-hoarding customers in 2015, but to no avail; images of shoppers enjoying the display furniture way too much were already viral on social media.
Yanjindulam Altansuh, aka Yanjaa Wintersoul, is a Mongolian award-winning Memory Champion who recently impressed judges and Swedish audiences with her performances at “Sweden’s Got Talent” earlier this year.
Despite reaching the prestigious competition’s finals, the 23-year-old polyglot remains relatively unknown internationally.
We’ve seen Chinese girls live-stream themselves while dancing on busy streets and on top of toilets. It’s a popular and sometimes very lucrative activity, especially if there’s a chance to earn up to $20,000 a month.
This time, one pair in Beijing hoped to join the club by streaming a “sleepover” episode. While their idea seemed pretty decent, the location they chose said otherwise.
Chinese customers have long been using IKEA’s spacious stores like they’re some kind of an indoor, air-conditioned park with furniture. Non-buying loiterers would often be seen napping on the beds, chatting about, or just generally hanging out on the display couches.
Following related deaths of six children, IKEA recalled over 30 million chests and dressers in North America. However, the furniture in question is still being sold in China for one lawful (and awful) reason.
The recalled furniture failed to comply with safety standards of the United States, but as it turns out, they are acceptable under China’s terms. Chinese IKEA stores can continue selling the furniture without legal question. According to Shanghaiist, many expressed that the country’s standards are too low.
With temperatures rising in the Chinese capital Beijing, citizens have found a peculiar place to hang out and keep themselves cool: IKEA Beijing stores.
Taking advantage of the home furnishing store’s air conditioning system and cozy furniture, people are seen getting way too comfortable inside the cool showrooms, according to Huanqiu, (via the Daily Mail).