For the first time in the company’s 70-year history, IKEA has opened the doors to our cameras with exclusive access to stores, warehouses, test-labs and design-studios. Throughout 2017 we followed the daily challenges of designers, product developers, store managers and suppliers – filming around the world, from Sweden to India, China and Jordan.
‘… brilliantly revealing. When this kind of documentary series is done well, as Flatpack Empire is … they provide endless accidental pleasures’ – Alison Graham, The Radio Times
‘Flatpack Empire is an unexpectedly intriguing peek behind the blue and yellow curtain…strangely compelling viewing’ – Natalie Golding, Tellybinge
‘When the staff of the Sheffield store visit the Ikea headquarters ‘to understand the cultures and the values we live by’, it starts to sound less like a furniture shop and more like a flatpack cult’ – Sam Wollaston, The Guardian
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.