IKEA Design Studio will open in Barrie next month

“We look forward to bringing the IKEA (experience) closer to our customers,” said the IKEA manager of the small format location which will open on March 10 at the Georgian Mall.

IKEA enthusiasts will no longer have to travel to the GTA when designing their new kitchen or closet.

The popular Swedish furniture and design company is set to open a new customer meeting point in Barrie next month, which will include a dedicated studio space offering personalized design services and individual planning with IKEA design experts.

Located in the Georgian Mall, the IKEA design studio will offer individual consultation services for kitchen design, bedroom projects, small space living solutions, to name a few.

The small-format store is scheduled to open March 10 and will be open for 12 to 18 months. It will offer customers a space to design and commission complex furnishing systems for the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room by scheduling one-on-one planning sessions with a trained IKEA design expert or via a planning station. self-service in a dedicated space. workshop space.

“Our ambition is to become more accessible to Ontario residents by bringing IKEA closer to them and offering convenient new services that meet the changing demands of our lives at home,” said Toronto Area Manager, Niclas Karlsson-Järnkrok, in a statement.

“Inspired by the positive response we’ve received from design studio clients in other communities like Oshawa and St. Catharines, we’re excited to bring this home furnishing service to Simcoe County.

Company officials said they wanted to make it easier for more customers to experience its products and services. They say the IKEA design studio will be an affordable and accessible destination for Simcoe County residents looking for custom design support for any room in their home.

“We know that for many Barrie residents there is a lot of travel time to shop at our current IKEA stores in the Greater Toronto Area,” spokeswoman Farida Talaat said in an email. “The new IKEA Barrie Design Studio will be located in the Georgian Mall, the largest mall in Barrie which is currently experiencing significant growth.

“This prime location is a destination area for residents and tourists. We believe that by opening a design studio there, we will be able to meet many more Simcoe County residents and help them with their custom design needs,” added Talaat.

The new location will serve as a one-stop customer meeting point for the Canadian market and is the company’s next step in making IKEA more accessible to customers in southwestern Ontario, she said.

The new store will be approximately 1,200 square feet and will be located adjacent to Rogers Wireless and close to the food court.

“We look forward to bringing the IKEA (experience) closer to our customers in Barrie,” she added.

To make an appointment at the new IKEA Design Studio in Barrie, click here.

Purchases made at the design studio can be delivered directly to the customer’s home or picked up at local IKEA collection points.

Joseph E. Golightly