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    I hadn't been in an Ikea store since the big one in Newark, near the airport, first opened. I have now visited the location near Austin several times, and what struck me most was the ridiculous fake Swedish product names that some department must be tasked to create. So, as I'm walking around the store, I'm speaking in fake Swedish -with umlauts--reciting all the stupid product names. Then, I thought, wait a minute. What if Ikea named some other products that aren't currently in their line-- like a cat litter box-- it could be called a "Katpoopenspot."
    Perhaps there is something out there in Internet-land on the subject already, but the whole thing struck me as funny. Real Swedish people- please do not be offended.

  • #2
    Apparently the man who started IKEA was heavily dislectic and needed some sort of logic to be able to remember all of the products.
    Here you can find some exmaples.

    https://highnames.com/ikea-naming-system/

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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      Who knew?

  • #3
    Originally posted by dirmae View Post
    Apparently the man who started IKEA was heavily dislectic and needed some sort of logic to be able to remember all of the products.
    Here you can find some exmaples.

    https://highnames.com/ikea-naming-system/
    Is that anything like being dyslexic?
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    • dirmae
      dirmae commented
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      Yes, sorry for the typo

  • #4
    There is an IKEA store coming to Indy and people act like it's the second coming. I've never bought anything from IKEA so I haven't joined the cult yet.
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    • #5
      I love the Swedish Meatballs and gravy dinner
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      • MylesBAstor
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        Made from horse meat.

        https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/w...ore-ipad-share

      • Per Sundell
        Per Sundell commented
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        Nothing wrong with horse meat!

      • Rob
        Rob commented
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        you cant have a proper Swedish smorgasbord w/o horse meat, raw horse meat is also a delicacy in Japan (Basashi). I've had it in the States at an Izakaya and its quite good.

    • #6
      The only name I need to know is Kallax. It holds records.
      My wife and I went to look for something else one other time. We never made past the computer at the front of the store, to frustrating.
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      • #7
        For people on a budget, they have a very good furniture and reasonable prices. anyone who can't assemble one of their flat pack kits probably can't tie their own shoes either. The Expedite / Kallax line might be the most popular record shelving system in the world!

        And after every company that builds reasonably priced audio racks refused to even discuss racks for my room at The LA Audio Show, Ikea offered to supply me with the furniture necessary to display all the systems I'll have running, even if it won't be audio specific, high end stuff.
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        • #8
          I can't stand IKEA. I won't go inside. In past years I have purchased furniture from them. Inevitably hardware is missing and you have to hope they have it in the store which requires another trip to the store. After multiple experiences like this the last time I made a purchase from them I hired a young guy working there who moonlighted as a furniture assembler at night. He showed up with all the necessary IKEA tools and a box full of common IKEA hardware. He was great. But IKEA? Hate it. That BS of winding thru the store unable to get in or out without having seen every last item they carry is a nightmare.
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          • tom_hankins
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            I've only bought the record holders, so it's all I have to go by. But mine have always had extra everything in them. The deal about following some color of line to get out that leads around forever is insane!

          • MylesBAstor
            MylesBAstor commented
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            That was exactly my experience. Things were missing, didn't fit, instructions sucked, etc. Once was enough. I don't care if they gave their stuff away. Never again.

          • Steve Lefkowicz
            Steve Lefkowicz commented
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            I've bought numerous Ikea pieces over the past many years for home and office, and only once ever had an issue with a missing piece. More often that not there are exactly the right number of everything, though occasionally there is a little extra. You don't have to follow the line on the floor at the stores. They have shortcuts through every department. Otherwise, their layout serves a purpose, and either you are okay with it or you aren't.

        • #9
          As a swede I find this one (see below) funny despite its sinister background. If Deezeen had done a bit more research into the IKEA nomenclature they would probably called it something like "Gränsa" (adjoining or bordering to) or even more ironic "Granne" (neighbour).

          A spoof of an IKEA flat-pack furniture kit shows how to cheaply build Donald Trump's proposed Mexican border wall.

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          • #10
            Originally posted by Per Sundell View Post
            As a swede I find this one (see below) funny despite its sinister background. If Deezeen had done a bit more research into the IKEA nomenclature they would probably called it something like "Gränsa" (adjoining or bordering to) or even more ironic "Granne" (neighbour).
            Brilliant. And the cartoon character (who is a guide in the assembly manuals) has a sombrero!

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            • #11
              The Bamboo butcher blocks are also a very popular item for many. The other item popular with the HT crowd was their colored LED lighting strips. They'd attach them to the back of their flat screens to create different looks. Those with theatre-like rooms would use them for floor lighting as well.
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              • #12
                Here is a photo of Ikea CD racks between the RPG diffusors. I think they blend in nicely!


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                • mep
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                  Yeah, but they hold CDs.

                • Steve Lefkowicz
                  Steve Lefkowicz commented
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                  I have four of those Benno CD racks that are full. They officially held 180 CD Jewel cases each, but with so many CDs coming in thinner packaging, I have over 200 in each of mine. Too bad they stopped making them. It does look like some of their discontinued designs have been turning up under a different name at Walmart of all places.

                • Bruce B
                  Bruce B commented
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                  CD/LP racks make great diffusors!!

              • #13
                New fad: People are videoing themselves sleeping overnight in Ikea
                http://www.thejournal.ie/ikea-overni...54714-Dec2016/
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