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IKEA Now Selling Second Hand Furniture Online

Posted By Diane Pham On September 2, 2010 @ 5:15 pm In Design,Green Interiors | 12 Comments

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If you’re on a budget but still love the look of modern design, IKEA [2] is a popular place to find that affordable furniture [3] fix. But could you imagine yourself going “vintage modern” by purchasing second-hand IKEA products? Just a few days ago IKEA launched a new program in Sweden that offers used IKEA [4] pieces online, and they intend to extend this idea to other foreign outlets. Peter Agnefäll, CEO of IKEA Sweden told the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter [5], “It is about taking an environmental responsibility for how our products are used in the longer term and making it easier for our customers to do their part for their responsibility towards the environment.” We’re not too sure about the quality and life span of most IKEA furniture, but we do appreciate the gesture as the big-box company tries to reduce waste with a more sustainable business venture.

Via Time [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/02/ikea-now-selling-second-hand-furniture-online/ikea_shin-misato/

[2] IKEA: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/11/ikea-unveils-new-line-of-solar-powered-lighting/

[3] furniture: http://www.inhabitat.com/interiors

[4] IKEA: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/08/17/ikea-designs-the-ultra-efficient-kitchen-of-the-future/

[5] Dagens Nyheter: http://www.dn.se/ekonomi/ikea-borjar-salja-begagnat-pa-natet-1.1161921

[6] Time: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/09/02/ikea-to-sell-second-hand-ikea-furniture/

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