IKEA as Status Symbol?

Last week we discussed the Billy Bookcase Index — where Bloomberg compares prices of IKEA's Billy Bookcase to show foreign exchange rates. In the comments, readers abroad mentioned that IKEA is considered a status symbol in their countries. Do you consider IKEA products status symbols or standard? Survey below the jump.

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Do you consider IKEA products standard purchases?

(Images: IKEA's New Designs for 2010)

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Rachael is a fine artist and writer and when not obsessing about home decor she works in hospitality, spa and art events (galleryreinvented.com).