#IKEA30in30win

On June 12, 2015 IKEA USA turned 30! Let's look back at 30 years of IKEA memories, style and creating better lives at home in the U.S.

  • 1985 - 1989

    1985

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    1989

    From mitten scarves to the CD, the late 80s were all about trying new things—and that's exactly what a certain Swedish furniture store was doing. IKEA opened its first U.S. store in Plymouth Meeting, PA, keeping it fresh with $3 Smörgåsbords and leather furniture. We gave America plenty to cheer about, offering free trips to Sweden and even a free Saab to celebrate the store opening! And by the time everyone was sporting head-to-toe plaid, we were offering awesome décor in IKEA Woodbridge, IKEA Baltimore and IKEA Pittsburgh.

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    1985 - 1989
  • 1990 - 1994

    1990

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    1994

    Stripes, patterns, bold colors—in the early 90s, IKEA was representing them all. The Hubble Telescope and the Mall of America had just been built, and we were raising the roof with new stores across the country. And when the World Wide Web was introduced, we were showing how we care about the world by using sustainably sourced wood.

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    1990 - 1994
  • 1995 - 1999

    1995

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    1999

    Crimped hair or butterfly clips? Pleather or denim? Scrubs or no scrubs? The late 90s gave us a lot of choices, and so did the IKEA catalog. Storage solutions were designed to hold computers, CDs and 27" TVs, so you could deck out your space with gadgets and surf the Net in style.

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    1995 - 1999
  • 2000 - 2004

    2000

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    2004

    In the early 2000s, we were all there for the "Y2K bug" fakeout and IKEA USA reached its sweet 16 in style. The new millennium was all about the bling—people were pimping their rides, upgrading their kitchens, and enjoying poached salmon and lemon mousse in the IKEA Restaurant.

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    2000 - 2004
  • 2005 - 2009

    2005

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    2009

    Out with the old, in with the new was the motto from 2005 to 2009. We said goodbye to Pluto’s planetary status, and IKEA did away with single-use plastic bags in favor of our iconic blue bag. And when the flip phone gave way to the smartphone, we were ready with our brand new INREDA charging stations.

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    2005 - 2009
  • 2010 - 2014

    2010

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    2014

    Over the last five years, we’ve been looking back and pushing ourselves forward. While people traded their CDs for the more classic vinyl, we said hello again to our mid-century STOCKHOLM collection. The Curiosity Rover landed on Mars, and we embraced a future of LED lighting and sustainably sourced materials—and another 30 years of improving lives at home.

    Share your IKEA #early2010s moments on Instagram and Twitter

    2010 - 2014
  • Gift Cards

    30 chances to win $30

    #IKEA30in30win

    Let’s look back at the past 30 years together! Share your favorite throwback photos during our 30-day sweepstakes, and you’ll be entered to win a $30 IKEA Gift Card—one lucky fan will win each day so the more you share, the more chances you have to win!

    How to enter

    1. Follow @IKEAUSA on Instagram and Twitter for our daily prompts
    2. Share your IKEA throwback photo for each day
    3. Use #IKEA30in30win plus one of the following hashtags: #late80s #early90s #late90s #early2000s #late2000s #early2010s

    No Purchase Necessary. Must be U.S. resident and 18 years of age or older to enter. Sweepstakes entry period begins at 10:00am ET on June 12, 2015 and ends at 11:59pm ET on July 11, 2015. See Official Rules.

    Gift Cards