Ikea Turned 75 And Is Celebrating With A Vintage Collection
In honour of its 75th anniversary, IKEA is releasing the Gratulera collection, which is a reissue of their most iconic products throughout the years.
This fall, a visit to Ikea is going to feel like a trip down memory lane. To help celebrate its 75th birthday, the Swedish retailer is rolling out some of its golden oldies with a (not so) new, vintage collection. Over the next few months, products that were popular in the ’50s-’60s, ’70s-’80s and the ’90s-’00s, are slowly being re-released, with separate launches for each decade. The ’50s-’60s line is already available and the next two decades will be launched in October and December.
Take a look at their retro fabulous products below —which era did Ikea do best?
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This chic rattan chair from the collection’s ’50-’60s line was launched in 1958 for the grand opening of the first IKEA store in Älmhult, Sweden. (Up until then, IKEA had been a mail order business.)
Gagnet armchair, $130
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White floor lamp
When this floor lamp was initially launched in 1958, its distinctive shades came in different colours. This update keeps things minimal—the shades just come in classic white. Plus, this model uses energy-efficient LED bulbs.
Knäsjö floor lamp, $130
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Wing chair with foot rest and grey shaggy rug
This navy velvet wing chair and foot rest from the ’50s-’60s collection, paired with a grey shag rug and a good book is all you need to create a cozy nook.
Strandmon wing chair, $349. Skoven rug, $70.
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Black metal cage chair and ceiling lamps
Designer Niels Gammelgaard wanted to try an experiment — could you make a comfortable chair without any fabric or filling? The resulting design—his coated steel armchair — first launched in 1983. The vibrant pendant ceiling lamps also add a fun burst of colour.
Râane armchair, $70. Färgstark pendant lamps, $35.
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This vibrant colbat blue two-seat sofa, which also comes in red and yellow, was one of the first affordable sofas IKEA sold.
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Designer Åsa Gray created a number of statement rugs in the 1908s, including this graphic, circular one.
Färgstark rug, $349
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These colourful statement pillows from the ’70s-’80s line are an easy way to add a pop of colour.
Mosaikblad cusion covers, $6
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This pared-down glass-door cabinet from the collection’s ’70s-’80s line is a sleek way to showcase your breakables.
Fargstark glass-door cabinet, $99
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Candlestick set and mug
You can’t go wrong with these minimal, yet durable, powder-coated steel candlesticks and fun striped mug from the ’70s-’80s line, which launches in October.
Tyngdkraft candlesticks, set of three, $15. Morgondroft mug, $4
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This black-and-cream wool rug is from the ’70s-’80s line.
Färgstark rug, $349
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White table and decorative horse
The collection’s ’90s-’00s line includes a white storage bench with legs on one end and a wheel on the other. This piece was part of IKEA’s first PS collection, a modern reinterpretation of Scandinavian design that launched in 1995. Also part of the iconic ’90s re-issue is a small porcelain horse sculpture that comes in black or white.
PS 1995 storage bench and Finansiell decoration horse, Price upon request
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This bright red chair from the collection’s ’90s-’00s line will be available December 2018.
PS 1999 armchair, Price upon request
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This statement rug and this classic rattan armchair are both from the ’90s-’00s line.
PS 1995 rug, $349. Albacken armchair, Price upon request.
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Chair and white chandelier
These vibrant solid wood chairs first launched in 1961 and are still manufactured by the same factory in Poland. With this re-issue, they’re now available in red, as well as the classic dark brown. Also part of the line is this playful round pendant lamp shade.
Bjurån chair in red, $99. Stjuttioffem pendant lamp shade, $14.99
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These fun statement pillows from the ’90s-’00s line were launched in 1995 with designer Tom Hedqvist’s timeless patterns.
Sipruta cusion covers, $6
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With untreated blond Scandinavian wood veneer and metal legs, this coffee table from ths ’90s-’00s line is the perfect combination of classic and modern.
PS 1995 coffee table, Price upon request