IKEA’s latest collection celebrates some of its most iconic products from the 50s through to the 00s.
There’s nothing like a 1990s product being called ‘vintage’ to remind you how old you are, but when it’s a design classic by Swedish design giants IKEA, it’s cool with me. In IKEA’s new vintage-inspired collection, the brand’s designers have looked to past collections and design history from the 1950s through to the noughties as inspiration for future products and they’ve brought back fan favourites, updating them for today and encouraging people to reimagine their classics and keep them forever.
Launching this August is the first stage of the collection, inspired by a ‘50s and ‘60s look. Some of IKEA’s very first iconic products were produced in this time including the first flat-pack product, the LӦVET (now LӦVBACKEN) side table. Other new products this month include the GAGNET armchair – the handmade product which was launched in 1958 when IKEA’s first store opened in Almhult, Sweden. The famous POÄNG chair and KLIPPAN sofa also get a makeover in August, with new covers and accessories, a ‘hack’ for the classics.
In October, the ‘70s and ‘80s design trends return with the RÅANE armchair, which launched in 1983 and challenged the traditional design of the armchair with its mesh material finish. The KLIPPAN will get new covers in vivacious red, yellow and blue to match the rest of the launch’s style.
The final stage of the “Re-imagined Classics” collection launches in December with the minimalist ‘90s and ‘00s, mixing untreated, blonde Scandinavian woods with graphic patterns.
This was also the era when functionality came into play through hidden storage, for example with the IKEA PS 1995 storage bench for use throughout the home.
The “Re-imagined Classics” collection launches in three different stages from August to December and will be available in IKEA stores only. Check it out here: