The Poäng chair is probably one of the all time best sellers. Most people know them and even had one or more of these chairs. It was launched in 1978 and is still being produced today. As of 2016, about one-and-a-half million Poängs are sold annually, and a total of 30 million have been produced.
1957 was the year everything went from black & white to bright colours. The IKEA catalogue became colorful. Can you imagine how hard it must have been trying to sell furniture without the possibility to show their true colors?
Gillis Lundgren is one of the top designers who worked with IKEA. A good example of his innovative ideas is this Bohem chair. This Bohem chair was first listed in 1956 and is a real gem. It’s hard to track one down these days.
1964 was the first year the famous Cikada chair was listed in the IKEA cataolgue. The chair is designed by Bengt Ruda and is quite rare nowadays. The safari styled Cikada chair had a weakness in its frame, causing it to split if somebody sat down too hard.
The very first IKEA catalogue came out in 1950. It was totally different and had only a small variety of items The total amount of pages was 16 for this year which is a really small amount compared to the 1988 catalogue which had 328 pages.
We have a soft spot for vintage IKEA shelve units. They’re just… different in a good way. Have a look at this Kavat shelve unit. It’s designed by Louise Treschow & Tord Björklund. This really shows that IKEA has the ability to bring design into everyones home for a low price. These Kavat shelve units […]
1977 was the first year that the Natura chair was listed in the IKEA Catalogue. The designs of Karin Mobring weren’t super popular and nowadays these chairs have really become collectable. The chair is beautiful and really hard to find. Nowadays you’ll need to pay an amount with 4 figures to obtain one.
1976 was the year that the Kontiki chairs and sofa really were popular. They’ve been designed by Gillis Lundgren. They’re still very popular and hard to find. Not many people want to get rid of these items, so if you run into them you should buy them! 🙂
This is a picture from the IKEA 1996 catalogue. This was one the first years that IKEA released the squiggly / splat mirrors. They didn’t really were a hit, so there aren’t many still on the market. They are rare and desirable nowadays.
This is a picture from the IKEA 1988 catalogue. This was the first year of the Skye chair, designed by Tord Björklund. This ultra comfy chair came in a lot of different fabrics and frame colours. A lot of people will tell you the chair is from the early 80s or even 70s, but don’t […]