In 1956 he was approached by IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad and accepted a position with the up-and-coming new company. Ruda was highly influenced by Italian designers, and one of his first designs for IKEA demonstrates this. His easy chair Cavelli was designed in 1959 and was presented in the IKEA catalogs that year as a "modern aristocrat." It might be surprising to many that these early IKEA designs are quite valuable today and sell for a considerable amount of money at auction.
Eventually Ruda rose to various management positions with IKEA.
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