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Five pivotal furniture designs launched by IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad

With the news that IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad has died, here's a look at some of the most important pieces of furniture he commissioned, from the modular Billy bookcase to the affordable Klippan sofa. Kamprad was just 18 years old when he started IKEA, in 1943. He led the company for 70 years, making it the world's largest and most influential furniture retailer, responsible for bringing contemporary design to the masses. IKEA's success can be attributed to his drive to reduce cost and outsource effort. The Swedish company became known for its modular, low-cost furniture, which was often sold flat-packed so customers could collect boxes from warehouse-style stores and assemble items themselves. Kamprad passed away on 27 January 2018, aged 91. IKEA has paid tribute to him as "one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century". From Dezeen: Read More