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Ikea’s New Furniture Collection Includes Hits Dating Back to the ’50 and ’60s
Ikea wasn’t always the worldwide mega-monolith it is today. As of this year, the Swedish home decor company has been operating for 75 years, and with that milestone, it’s decided to reproduce some of its best designs from each decade of its existence.
Called the Gratulera collection, the limited release vintage designs start with gear from the ’50s and ’60s (which is rolling out in-store and online in August), including a gorgeous scoop seat rattan chair called Gagnet, an uneven three-legged coffee table called Lockbacken, a three-armed standing lamp and more.
The ’70s and ’80s release is available come October, and features a very colorful $25 pendant lamp, a black wireframe chair and painfully bright couches. Finally, the ’90s and 2000s furniture arrives in December, and is decidedly more familiar fare than the previous capsules — called “Minimla Must-Haves,” the group is made up of colorful lacquered dining chair, a pleasantly simple coffee table, Ikea’s now-famous big yellow shopping bag and more.
Each decade capsule in the collection is a limited release, available only as long as stock lasts. The ’50s and ’60s collection is becoming available throughout the month, with the later vintage designs available through the end of 2018.