See inside this ultra-tiny IKEA store – it is one of the smallest in the world

There are no arrows needed on the floor of this super small store

Inside the small IKEA store in Hong Kong
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The smallest IKEA shop has opened its doors – and you won’t need to find a shortcut to the plant department. Located in Hong Kong, the pop-up store is filled with all the everyday living items and Swedish foods instantly associated with the home decor chain. 

In the last year IKEA has launched 50 smaller format stores across the world, but this is still one of the smallest we've ever seen. The store will remain open for six months amid the heart of the city’s retail heart – from April 16 to October 31. 

Alongside its beloved lifestyle products, the store offers a range of energy-conscious goods, including the VIVALLA table stand, TILLREDA portable induction hobs, the FÖRNUFTIG air purifier, and the stylish TÄRNABY table lamp. There is also a selection of plants, and garden accessories, such as the KAFFEBÖNA plant pot that is made by renewable bamboo in Vietnam. 

Small IKEA store in Hong Kong

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These products are curated to promote the tiny shop’s ethos – to encourage a healthy and sustainable lifestyle that is affordable to the masses. The concept also hopes to inspire and promote positive lifestyle changes and live their everyday lives with a minimal impact on the environment. 

While there is no room for an IKEA restaurant, shoppers don’t need to miss out on their favorite Scandinavian delights, as its freezers are stoked with IKEA’s new plant-based meatballs and a Swedish organic oat drink, among other healthy dishes.

Plants and oak milk on the shelf of an IKEA store in Hong Kong

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In his discussion of the new pop-up store, Adrian Worth, Managing Director of Dairy Farm IKEA North Asia, explains the shop is ‘one of the new solutions and formats’ that IKEA is currently testing. 

He continues: ‘ This small shop focuses on IKEA’s healthy and sustainable living concept; it carries articles for immediate takeaway, making it possible for customers to buy the selection of products and Swedish food in a convenient way. Tools like short films will be used to showcase these products and other aids, offering a new shopping experience and simple ways to create a healthy everyday lifestyle.’

Plants and shelves in small IKEA pop-up store

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As much as we love getting lost in IKEA, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that a tiny store will pop up in a city near us very soon. 

Megan Slack

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team.

Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US whilst studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site.

Megan currently lives in London, where she relocated from her hometown in Yorkshire. In her home, she experiments with interior design trends and draws inspiration from the home decor ideas she observes in her everyday work life. Her favorite pieces include her antique typewriter and her expansive collection of houseplants. When she isn’t writing, she is browsing London’s coffee shops and bookstores to add to her ever-growing library, taking over the open shelving in her apartment.