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Swedish design chain Ikea wants you to sleep in-store over night!

In 2007, capitalism, comedy, Crazy news, Economy, England, EU, europe, fetish, Finland, Humour, Ikea, International, Life, Norway, Odd News, sex, Sleep, sleepsex, Society, stunt, Sweden, World News on July 16, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Consumerism gone crazy?

Haven’t yet finished the shopping you wanted at Ikea, and the store looks like it’s about to close. Oh no! Guess you better head for the exits…Or do you?

No need to worry folks, you can stay in the store overnight, not a problem.

The Guardian reports:

“It will be like an alternative hostel,” said Frode Ullebust, a company spokesman. “There will be the regular dormitory with lots of beds stacked up together. We will also have a bridal suite, with a round bed and a hanging chandelier, and the luxury suite, where customers can enjoy breakfast in bed.”.

Every night the 30 customers permitted to sleep over will be able to stock up on meatballs, Norwegian salmon and cranberry mousse as Ikea is offering free dinner and breakfast. “The shop opens at 10am so if they are lazy, people might get woken up by shoppers testing out their mattresses,” Ullebust said.

Customers will also be able to take their bedsheets home. “It’s a nice souvenir,” he added. “We will also give them bathrobes with the Ikea Hostel logo on, and some slippers, so they won’t get cold at night.”

Now that’s just plain awesome. How much for the luxury suite I should wonder? Sounds like one hell of an idea for a honeymoon.

The crazy new idea will be tested in two Oslo, Norway warehouses. No word yet on the concept catching on in other parts of the world.

Sure hope it does!

It all begs the question, where did this sleep over Ikea idea come from?

Well, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion it must have been from this recent Aussie comedy sketch…

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  1. I live in Oslo but none of the local newspaper had covered this funny news. But the rest of the world do!

  2. My goodness, that’s a crazy news story in itself!
    A little bit slow on the uptake from the journalists of Oslo!

  3. whenever we go to ikea store in izmir,turkey stocks are empty for kitchen furnitures,just wasting our times in your store for nothing,where as we are real buyers but getting out of your store with empty hands and dissappointed,we just don’t want to wait for weeks or so. please provide and maintain your displayed furniture goods in stock at all the times.

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