When the $5 note was introduced in 2001, it was seen as a bold attempt to bring the world together.
However, as it was only meant to be used by those who were able to prove their Australian citizenship, the introduction has been seen as divisive and divisive in its own right.
Ikea’s $2,971,739 pizza and coffee buffet table is the latest in a long line of innovations at Ikea to introduce a $1.00 bill.
The company announced the concept, which is meant to “create a new kind of experience and social link that will change how we interact with our world and each other”, with a price tag of $1 on Monday.
“Ikeas first and foremost aim to be a place where people feel comfortable and valued,” Ikea Australia managing director Chris Bowers said in a statement.
“[It] will help us be better at communicating what we do to our customers, and what we offer, and how it relates to the needs of the customers and the way we serve our customers.”
IKEA Australia managing directors Chris Bower and Rob Coughlan in front of a model of the new $2 bill.
Photo: Supplied The new $1 bill has been described as a “reward for all Australians” but its creators are hoping it will also spark conversation about what it means to be Australian.
This week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced it was investigating whether the introduction of a $2 note was a form of price discrimination.
In its submission to the ACCC, Ikea argued it was in line with the company’s “commitment to providing a range of affordable products and services for all our customers” and its “commitments to respecting all Australians”.
Ileas Australian CEO David Johnson told ABC Radio National the company was confident the new bill would help people “feel good about their Australian identity”.
“I’ve got no doubt that we’re going to be able to find a way to communicate with people in Australia that don’t feel comfortable with this new money, that don