IKEA, the Swedish furniture conglomerate we have drooled over from afar, is finally opening its doors today, in Hyderabad, at a 13-acre complex in Hitec City. While we're all really thrilled that this furniture giant is finally here in the country, we have some other great news.
According to this new report, IKEA plans to open it's Mumbai store next year, in the summer, in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai. As per the reports, the store will cover a massive area of 4,30,000 sq. ft. IKEA is known for its clean, do-it-yourself furniture pieces that one assembles at home. Their furniture is modern, lightweight and utilitarian, ranging across furnishing for bed, bath, kitchen, dining and more.
The furniture giant has some out-of-the-box plans for Mumbai residents, with it wanting to not only build a signature big-box store, but also debut smaller stores and launch an e-commerce service, as per this report.
With the Mumbai launch, the company is also planning to experiment with new business models like home furnishing consultancy. Under this model, customers who become a part of the IKEA Family Members programme can request personal meetings to get personalised recommendations, as per the report.
These are all the details we have till now. We'll let you know when it's time to drive down to IKEA and do up your home and get some Swedish mojo on.