A new kind of Ikea island in New Zealand could be just around the corner.
The island, named Oak Island, will be a new home for the Ikea Kitchen Islands brand.
It will have a kitchen island in the same building as Ikea’s existing stores.
The new store is expected to open later this year.
The idea for the island came from an online discussion in 2016 about what the island could be like and how it could fit into the existing layout.
Ikea, a maker of furniture, appliances and other home goods, said it wanted to open its existing stores in the islands to help expand its customer base.
It also said it was exploring ways to bring the island’s unique features to the existing locations.
The islands will be just a few blocks from Ikea New Zealand’s existing offices in Auckland and Wellington.
Ikeas main stores will remain in the existing stores and be accessible by foot.
The company says Oak Island will be open for business during peak times and is expected as soon as next year.