Why think up your own interior layout and design for a home furniture and accessories store, when you can just use an existing solution? Heck, why think up your own colors? The Chinese passion for copy and pasting has hit Ikea.
It’s called 11 Furniture and is a 10,000 square metre, four-storey replica that’s virtually identical to the Swedish-made version.
It copies Ikea’s blue-and-yellow colour scheme, mock-up rooms, miniature pencils, signage and even its rocking chair designs. Its cafeteria-style restaurant, complete with minimalist wooden tables, has a familiar look, although the menu features Chinese-style braised minced pork and eggs instead of Ikea’s Swedish meatballs and salmon.
Come to think of it, better give credit where credit is due…so read the whole article and look at the pictures at The Daily Mail.