Rabat - Ingvar Kamprad, founder of giant furniture firm IKEA, has died at the age of 91, announced the company on Sunday.
Rabat – Ingvar Kamprad, founder of giant furniture firm IKEA, has died at the age of 91, announced the company on Sunday.
Kamprad died at his home in Smaland, Sweden, IKEA said in a Tweet.
“Ingvar will be much missed by his family and warmly remembered by the IKEA employees worldwide;” added IKEA.
Kamprad found IKEA at the age of 17 in 1943.
Ingvar Kamprad har i stillhet somnat in i sitt hem i Småland. Han föddes 1926 i Småland och redan som 17-åring grundade han IKEA. Ingvar kommer att vara mycket saknad och varmt ihågkommen av sin familj och av IKEA-medarbetare över hela världen. pic.twitter.com/RWTGtukeyI
— IKEA Sverige (@IKEASverige) January 28, 2018
“We are deeply saddened by Ingvar’s passing. We will remember his dedication and commitment to always side with the many people. To never give up, always try to become better and lead by example,” said Torbjörn Lööf CEO and President of Inter IKEA Group.
IKEA has 412 stores worldwide, including in Morocco. The first Ikea store in Morocco was opened in March 2016.