Gillis Lundgren was a Swedish draughtsman, who worked at IKEA the furniture giant, and was the fourth employee when he joined it in 1953.
He is credited with having developed the idea of flat-pack furniture, especially the company’s BILLY bookcase range, which started a revolution in the interior furniture industry. Gillis has designed over 200 pieces of revolutionary style that are convenient and efficient to use and transport.
Gillis Lundgren was born in 1929 in Lund, Sweden. He was raised in his hometown of Lund and completed his high school from there.