fibre glued under heat and pressure to create a building material of superior strength which isresistant to warp. IKEA uses cabinet-grade and furniture-grade MDF in all of its MDFproducts, such as PAX wardrobes and kitchen cupboards. IKEA also uses wood, plastic, andother materials for furniture and other products. The intended result is flexible, adaptable home furnishings, scalable both to smallerhomes and dwellings as well as large houses.Not all furniture is stocked at the store level, such as particular sofa colours needingto be shipped from a warehouse to the customer's home (for a delivery charge). Theitem can also be shipped from the warehouse to the store. Some stores charge anextra fee for this service, but not all.Notable items of IKEA furniture include the Poäng armchair, the Billy bookcase andthe Klippan sofa, all of which have sold by the tens of millions since the late1970s.IKEA products are identified by one-word (rarely two-word) names. Most of thenames are Scandinavian in origin. Although there are some exceptions, most product names are based on a special naming systemdeveloped by IKEA.Company founder Kamprad was dyslexic and found that naming the furniture with proper names and words,Products and servicesFurnitureBilly bookcaseKlippan sofaProduct names
rather than a product code, made the names easier to remember.Upholstered furniture, coffee tables, rattan furniture, bookshelves, media storage, doorknobs:Swedish placenames(for example: Klippan)Beds, wardrobes, hall furniture:Norwegian place namesDining tables and chairs:Finnish place namesBookcase ranges:OccupationsBathroom articles:Scandinavian lakes, rivers and baysKitchens:grammatical terms, sometimes also other namesChairs, desks:men's namesFabrics, curtains:women's namesGarden furniture:Swedish islandsCarpets:Danish place namesLighting:terms from music, chemistry, meteorology, measures, weights, seasons, months, days, boats, nauticaltermsBedlinen, bed covers, pillows/cushions:flowers, plants, precious stonesChildren's items:mammals, birds, adjectivesCurtain accessories:mathematical and geometrical termsKitchen utensils:foreign words, spices, herbs, fish, mushrooms, fruits or berries, functional descriptionsBoxes, wall decoration, pictures and frames, clocks:colloquial expressions, also Swedish place namesFor example, DUKTIG(meaning: clever, well-behaved) is a line of children's toys, OSLOis a name of a bed, BILLY(a Swedishmasculine name) is a popular bookcase, DINERA(meaning: (to) dine) for tableware, KASSETT(meaning: cassette) for media storage.One range of office furniture is named EFFEKTIV(meaning: efficient, effective), SKÄRPT(meaning: sharp or clever) is a line ofkitchen knives.A notable exception is the IVARshelving system, which dates back to the early 1970s. This item is named after the item's designer.