Malaysia: Ikea, baby!

Before going back to Manila, we just had to stop by the Swedish furniture company, Ikea. The last time I was in Ikea, it was still squatting in the basement of One Utama.  But now, it has a space all its own in Damansara. It’s quite a long way from downtown KL but it’s worth the trip. Here are a few shots of our visit.


Ikea in Damansara


People crowding the furniture warehouse


A floating chair or a hammock?


Lipstick red stool by Malte


I love the thought that went into designing this bar stool by Nike Karlsson, i.e. the metal wrapped around the foot rest to avoid damaging the wood, thus prolonging the stool’s life. Nice.



I drooled over this ultra-modern transparent chair by the gifted Swedish designer Carl Öjerstam. Called Tobias, this cantilevered beauty is made from polycarbonate plastic and and chrome-plated steel. Retails for $100 or about Php4,500. I’m thinking this could be a possible substitute for the Philippe Starck Ghost Chairs I so covet.


This set-up screams old Holywood glam. Love it!

A Martha Stewart-inspired table

Martha Stewart will give this whole arrangement her much sought-after nod. The terracotta plates are so adorable.

You can browse through Ikea’s catalogue here. Or if you happen to find yourself in Malaysia anytime soon, drop by their gargantuan store here:

Ikea Malaysia

No.2 Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Tel: (603) 7726 7777
Fax: (603) 7726 6255

Operating hours

Mon to Thu: 9.30am to 10pm
Fri, Sat, Sun, Eve of & on Public Holidays: 9.30am – 11pm

Free Shuttle Service

A free shuttle bus service is available.

If you’re coming by car

The IKEA store is accessible via 4 major highways: LDP, Penchala Link, NKVE and SPRINT Highway.

Parking is free at the IKEA store. Be sure to get your parking ticket validated at the check-out counter when making your purchases.