Founded in 1943 Sweden, IKEA is a privately held, international home products company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture. The company's name is an acronym comprising the initials of the founder's name (Ingvar Kamprad), the farm where he grew up (Elmtaryd), and his home parish (Agunnaryd, in southern Sweden).
Like all the company's stores, IKEA Pittsburgh is a large blue building with yellow accents (Sweden's national colors). Guests enter an impressive collection of showrooms designed in a "one-way" layout to encourage them to exprience the entire store. There is even a children's play area to free parents for shopping.
IKEA Pittsburgh also features a restaurant serving both Swedish and Pittsburgh favorites, a bistro serving their famous cinnamon buns and 50 cent hot dogs as well as a Swedish food market.
The store is part of Robinson Town Centre, an open-air strip mall that is an extension of the larger Mall At Robinson.
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The restaurant has slightly different hours: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Robinson Town Centre provides free, on-site parking.