How can IKEA produce such high quality products but sell them at a relatively cheap price?

by | Feb 5, 2021 | Furniture FAQs, Uncategorized | 0 comments

IKEA’s great innovation was introducing low cost furniture with simple, aesthetically pleasing styles.

Despite that, it is basically temporary furniture, built with low cost materials, for short term use.

  • It is ideal for people moving into their first apartment or furnishing a home on a limited budget.
  • It is excellent for students who will leave the furniture behind when the school year ends.

Although there are customer stories about cheap IKEA bookcases that have lasted for 20 years, a 3 year lifespan is more typical.

Most consumers and nearly 100% of furniture industry professionals do not consider IKEA furniture to be “high quality.”

Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Furniture Consultant

Jeff Frank is a 45 year  furniture industry veteran. He created this blog to provide detailed facts, inside information & advice for furniture shoppers. 




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