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Flatpack: The World’s Biggest Furniture Store (BBC-2 2017)



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Flatpack: The World’s Biggest Furniture Store is a three-part documentary series about the world’s largest and best-known furniture retailer, Ikea.

With a global turnover of £31 billion and plans to rapidly expand its 393 stores in 48 countries, Ikea is one of the most financially successful retailers in the world. Yet the business still remains privately owned and continues to follow core principles established by its charismatic founder Ingvar Kamprad, more than half a century ago.

The documentary will examine Ikea’s distinctive work-culture and philosophy, filming inside stores, factories and design studios around the globe.

The series will explore the distinctly Swedish philosophy behind the company’s extraordinary cultural influence and commercial success.

Clare Sillery, Head of Commissioning, BBC Documentaries, says: “Ikea has a distinctive business model and has stuck to its original set of values despite its incredible global success. With extensive behind-the-scenes access, this series will offer viewers a unique insight into a seemingly inimitable company.”

key behind the scenes crew
Tom Barry as Executive Producer
Tim Wardle as Executive Producer
Rob Farquhar as Director
Tom Swingler as Producer

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In production for broadcast in 2017
1 season with 3 episodes in total

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BBC Two – Raw



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