IKEA is coming to Thailand!! What a good news for Thai home owners who love to decorate houses with styles in affordable and inexpensive way. IKEA is a world-wide home product store where you can find furniture, accessories, bathroom and kitchen items, and everything about home product. The main concept is IKEA offers a flat-pack design furniture at affordable prices.
Where does the name “IKEA” come from? IKEA was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad in Sweden and it is owned by a Dutch-registered foundation controlled by the Kamprad family. IKEA is an acronym comprising the initials of the founder’s name (Ingvar Kamprad), the farm where he grew up (Elmtaryd), and his home parish (Agunnaryd, in Småland, South Sweden) (Source: Wiki)
Here are some cool and famous product:
How will it happen?
Siam Future Development Plc (SF) yesterday announced a joint venture with foreign and Thai partners to develop a 10-billion-baht home furnishing centre that will bring the long-awaited IKEA brand to Thailand. Bang Na will be the location!!
Construction will start at the Mega Bang Na complex in the third quarter of this year and the centre is scheduled to open by October 2011, said SF chief executive Nopporn Witoonchart. (Source: Bangkok Post)
I have been playing around with Sketch Up software developed by Google company for a while. Although I’m not like an expert on it yet, I think it’s pretty convenient for users to develop something in 3D. I used Sketch Up to draw a layout of floor plan in order to help me develop a better vision to make a decision where each furniture should be placed. It is not as hard as you think. You should try it. On top of that, it’s a FREE software.
Pictures below are examples of what I did in Sketch Up. There is a feature which allows you to download free 3D models from Google 3D search engine. I’m trying to sketch to get an idea of my bedroom layout. Since I don’t have much time to design my own furniture, I decide to download everything and put into the room. The furniture style and color might not cohesive, but at least it gives me an idea where to put my bed, closets, desks, chairs, etc. It took me about 1.5 hour to complete everything from scratch.Click image to enlarge.
What do you think?