Before IKEA became synonymous with flatpack furniture, it was a regular furniture company.
It was only in 1956, that the 'flatpack revolution' got started.
According to IKEA, designer Gillis Lundgren was taking the three-legged, leaf-shaped ‘Lövet’ side table to a photo shoot, when he realized that it could not fit into his car. So, he decided to saw the legs off, and reassemble them later.
His boss, IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, loved the idea, and even hired three more designers to develop the concept.