You know that "As is" section in every Ikea, where they sell damaged or returned furniture pieces for a song? Turns out they're going to open an outlet where the entire store is basically that, but the broken furniture pieces will have been repaired. "Ikea will open its first second-hand store selling refurbished furniture in Sweden later this year," reports Swedish newspaper The Local.
The second-hand store, which is a test project that will be re-evaluated regularly, will be supplied with furniture and home furnishings from a nearby Ikea store that have been damaged and repaired.
The company has already begun repairing and re-packaging products in every store that have been damaged in transit, as well as allowing customers to return products -- including furniture -- for resale or donation to charities.
"If we are going to reach our sustainability goals we need to challenge ourselves and test our ideas in practice," Ikea Sweden's sustainability director Jonas Carlehed said in a statement.
This won't be a standalone Ikea edifice, but will instead be located in Sweden's ReTuna Återbruksgalleria, which is an entire shopping mall of recycled goods only, located in the town of Eskilstuna.