October 24, 2020

IKEA section operating at Pyongyang’s Kwangbok supermarket

North Korean interest in IKEA furniture may stem from Kim Jong Il

A showroom exists in Pyongyang's Kwangbok Department Store that is dedicated to selling furniture and homeware manufactured by Swedish furniture giant IKEA, NK News understands.

Items such as Rimforsa-line holders, chopping boards, table stands, and Vareira-line flatware trays could be seen in one photo of the showroom, while assembled IKEA tables, beds and cabinets could be seen in another.