A private company, Ikea indulges in designing and selling furniture that are ready-to-assemble in nature. As world's largest retailer of furniture, they provide furniture parts that can be assembled together in order to produce desks, beds, home accessories and appliances and even chairs. It is highly reputed for coming up with advanced architectural designs of a number of furniture and appliances that are used in homes. A 17 year old Swedish national, named Ingvar Kamprad founded the company in 1943. Their business is spread across thirty-eight countries of the world and has over three hundred stores. Working Mothers magazine ranked them among 100 Best Companies in 2004-05.