Ikea has arrived in Manhattan. But Big Apple does not get a standard big blue box store.
Instead, the global furniture giant is launching a planning study Monday. The program will employ about 25 people – a workforce that is evenly distributed between new tenants and Ikea veterans from other stores.
So far, the studio has already attracted some attention. The staff also told me that a few customers had already started their own unauthorized tours, assuming the room was open.  Read more : Inside Career at Home Depot CEO Craig Menear, who spent nearly 20 years on the path
Ikea invited the press to see Manhattan's location on Tuesday and I could take a walk in the room and get some pictures. I also spoke with Ikea US COO Leontyne Green Sykes, who said this study was created with New Yorkers in mind.
"This device allows us to respond to some very specific needs," Green Sykes Business Insider said.
Here's a look inside Ikea's new study: