IKEA in Beijing has begged shoppers to stop sleeping on the furniture

Publish Date
Thursday, 9 April 2015, 12:54PM

Navigating an IKEA can be difficult work, and it's understandable that you may need a rest.

However, these shoppers in IKEA's Beijing store have taken it to the next level - by sleeping on the furniture.

IKEA was originally okay with this, and it's quite a common practice.

They told the Wall Street Journal  “This is a spontaneous phenomenon. Some customers who enter the Chinese stores sleep in the bed. IKEA in China does nothing to prevent nor anything to attract sleepers.

"But we don’t see it as a problem, we’re happy people feel at home in our stores."

"Certainly, it entails a little extra work for the staff, purely practically. But on the other hand, if customers try out our furniture and like it, we can sell an extra mattress or two.”