- IKEA’s latest collection celebrates some of its most iconic products
- Items take inspiration from a number of different decades from the 50s through to the 00s
- The products will be launching across the autumn, available at IKEA Belfast
IKEA is constantly looking at its past collections and design history as inspiration for future products and has brought back fan favourites, updating them for today and encouraging people to reimagine their classics and keep them forever.
IKEA’s latest limited-edition collection embraces some of its most classic products including the KLIPPAN sofa and the LÖVBACKEN side table, which have stood the test time, in terms of both quality and design style, since they first came into the IKEA range many decades ago.
The collection will have three launch moments – August, October and December – each of which will re-introduce iconic IKEA products in the style and design of certain decades and bring fan-favourites bang up to date.
Clotilde Passalacqua from IKEA UK and Ireland says: “The new “Re-imagined Classics” collection is to be kept and looked after in the home forever. The products within the collection were favourites when they were first introduced, and IKEA is showing that these designs are still current now, decades after they were first created. IKEA is always looking for inspiration in its design history and is now showing how its iconic products can withstand the test of time and fit perfectly in everyday life at home in the modern world.”
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 KLIPPANsofa 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.