IKEA is our favorite go-to store for affordable and stylish furniture. But did you ever notice why each piece of furniture has this weird and unique name? And not just any name – weird, strange, and creative names.
Why does IKEA do this? What is the intention behind this?
Well, it’s actually quite genius. The credit for this weird IKEA chair names goes to it’s founder Ingvar Kamprad, who started naming their products this way.
He was an autistic child and he had a problem with numerology. To avoid this he started naming all the products based on his country’s (Sweden) cities, mountains, islets, and other notable places.
It served two purposes beautifully,
- He no longer has to remember numbers
- More people came to know about these Swedish places
This blog post will explore some of the weirdest IKEA chair names and their meanings. From POANG to the EKTORP, find out what is the meaning of the name of your favorite IKEA chair.
23 IKEA Chair Names with Meaning
Here are 23 IKEA Chair names and their meaning.
BJÖRKBERGET is a swivel chair available at IKEA. It is named after a popular place called BJÖRKBERGET in the city of Uppsala (4th largest city) in Sweden.
Vimund is a children’s desk chair and its meaning is Sacred Protector or Guardian Angel. It’s a Nordic name that is mostly used by Swedish and Norwegian.
Mullfjället is a conference chair available in the IKEA store. It is named after a peak in Jämtland County in Sweden. This peak has an elevation of 917 meters. Mullfjället peak is situated south of Forsafjället, and south of Forsaskaltjärnen.
Björkberget is a swivel chair that is named after a nature reserve in Norrbotten County in Sweden.
Bleckberget is a swivel chair that is named after a hill in Jämtland County in Sweden. This hill has an elevation of 497 meters.
Fjällberget is an Oak veneered conference chair that is named after a peak in Dalarna, Sweden.
Flintan, an office chair is named after an islet in Kirkkonummimm, Sweden.
FÖRSIKTIG is a children’s stool which means careful/ with attention/with care in Swedish.
Hattefjäll, an office chair is named after a hill in Sweden near Alnässjön and Klev. It has an elevation of 101 meters.
Kullaberg is a desk named after a peninsula and nature reserve near the town of Mölle in southwest Sweden.
LÅNGFJÄLL is a conference chair that is named after a hill in Nästeviken, Sweden. It has an elevation of 170 meters.
Lidkullen is a sit-stand stool named after a hill in Jämtland County in Sweden. It has an elevation of 329 meters.
Loberget is a white chair named after a hamlet in Blekinge, Sweden.
Millberget is a swivel office chair named after a hill in Dalarna, Sweden. It has an elevation of 513 meters.
Mullfjället is a conference chair that is named after a peak in Jämtland County in Sweden. Thai peak has an elevation of 917 meters.
Örfjäll is a children’s desk chair named after a mountain in Norrbotten County in Sweden. It has an elevation of 790 meters. Örfjäll mountain is located near Kaska, and Vuolep.
POÄNG armchair is an armchair sold by IKEA. It is a Swedish word that means to make a point, argument, or punchline.
SKRUVSTA is a swivel chair that is named after a locality in Sweden. Skruvstädet is a residential area in Sweden. It is located near Kofoten and Domkraften.
Smällen is a swivel chair named after an islet in Sweden. It is situated near Hösåtet and Gavleholmen.
Stoljan is a conference chair sold by IKEA. It is named after a mountain in Jämtland County, Sweden. This mountain has an elevation of 967 meters.
Strandmon is a wing chair sold by IKEA. It is named after a hamlet in Västernorrland County in Sweden. It is located northwest of Strocknäset.
Torparö is a reclining chair named after an islet in Stockholm County in Sweden. Thai islet is located near Långören and Norrö town.
UTESPELARE is a Swedish term that means an Outfield player. UTESPELARE is a gaming chair sold by IKEA.
We all know IKEA for its affordable furniture and home goods. But did you know that IKEA has a weird naming system for their chairs? Here are the meanings behind some of IKEA’s most popular chair names.