Ikea is a company that designs and sells furniture, appliances, home accessories and ready-to-assemble furniture such as wardrobes, chairs, kitchen units and desks. The company was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943 and is known for its modern Scandinavian design. The amount of department stores has grown during the years and establishments are now found in a vast number of cities like Shanghai, Stockholm, Gwangmyeong, and Wuxi. The names of Ikea's furniture are mostly of Scandinavian origin. For instance the bookcase Billy, shelving system Ivar, sideboard ”Korsör”, lounge chair ”Amiral” and chair ”Natura”.