Sweden-based IKEA transformed an entire monorail into a pop-up showroom in Japan in celebration of the grand opening of their Tachikawa station store. They outfitted the train with a variety of furniture products and accessories. That’s not all, even the train benches were upholstered in IKEA fabric, complete with matching throw pillows and floors. Continue reading for a video tour of the new store and more information.

According to Inhabitat, “To keep the party spirit, the center aisle was also lined with coffee tables and end tables, and stacked with party food and drinks for commuters to enjoy. The lucky passengers won a raffle for tickets given by IKEA, and enjoyed a day of food, drink, quizzes and giveaways. The colorful train circled for just two days before going back to its regular look.”


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