Ikea is a Swedish multinational company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances, and home accessories. It was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad and is known for its affordable and functional products. Ikea operates in over 50 countries and has more than 400 stores worldwide. The company's furniture often features minimalist designs and is known for its flat-pack packaging, which allows for easy transportation and assembly by the customer. Ikea also offers a range of services, including home delivery and assembly assistance.