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BBC2 orders docuseries about Ikea from Raw

UK Pubcaster BBC2 has commissioned a new docuseries about world-renowned furniture retailer, Ikea, from London-based TV and film prodco Raw. Commissioned by Patrick Holland, controller, BBC2 and Jamie Balment, commissioning editor, BBC Documentaries, Flatpack: ...
April 12, 2017

UK Pubcaster BBC2 has commissioned a new docuseries about world-renowned furniture retailer, Ikea, from London-based TV and film prodco Raw.

Commissioned by Patrick Holland, controller, BBC2 and Jamie Balment, commissioning editor, BBC Documentaries, Flatpack: The World’s Biggest Furniture Store (3×60) will look at Ikea’s unique work-culture ideology, filming inside stores, factories and design studios around the world.

The billion-dollar Swedish company is looking to expand its 393 stores in 48 countries, making it one of the most financially successful retailers in the world. However, the business remains privately owned and continues to follow the core principles established by its founder Ingvar Kamprad, more than half a century ago.

The series will examine the distinctly Swedish philosophy behind Ikea’s cultural influence and commercial success.

Executive Producers on Flatpack: The World’s Biggest Furniture Store are Tom Barry and Tim Wardle for Raw.

Image: Calvin Teo (based on copyright claims).. [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

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