MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – IKEA, the popular ready-to-assemble furniture and home appliances giant, will soon open its very first store in the Philippines, as confirmed by Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries.
But Fries said the Philippine store will be like no other.
In an effort to utilize indigenous materials and promote products that reflect the true identity of the Philippines, IKEA will be showcasing and selling do-it-yourself items that include:
- Bahay Kubo
- Giant Spoon and Fork Woodcarved Wall Decor
- Woodcarved Giant Hand Chairs
- Rice Dispenser
- Last Supper Wall Frames
- Easy-to-assemble karaoke machines
IKEA said it will continue to explore items that it will be showcasing, including furniture, appliances and home accessories made of sea shells, bamboo, rattan — even leather shoes and flipflops made in Marikina.
It’s more fun in the Philippines. IKEA will make it all the more fun!