A miniature version of the Swedish DIY home furniture giant has set up shop in the homewares section of Warringah Mall in Sydney’s northern beaches.
The new 92 metres squared studio, which officially opened its doors on Friday 3 May, is nothing like the halls of the vast warehouse that everyone has come to associate IKEA with.
Rather, as the country’s first home planning studio, it is designed for one-on-one consultations with customers about kitchen or bedroom storage design.
The consultations will have to be booked in advance, and customers will be walked through each state of the kitchen or bedroom planning process with an IKEA planning specialist.
The studio will feature different materials for customers to better visualise what colours and textures will work better for their home.
The IKEA Home planning studio also features a PAX Projector tool, using technology that projects the customer’s ideal wardrobe by digitally projecting it onto a wardrobe front.
There is also a digital shopping wall that showcases products that shoppers can add to their shopping list and transfer to their mobile for checkout.
Here’s a look inside:
Appointments are advised, but drop-ins and browsers are encouraged. Kitchen planning sessions will set you back $99, but will be refunded if you purchase the kitchen designed in the session.
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