In celebration of its 75th birthday this year, design icons IKEA are set to roll out a series of furniture collections featuring relaunched pieces from the 1950s to the 2000s. Named the ‘Gratulera Series’, the collection will be split into three drops each covering two decades; 50s to 60s, 70s to 80s, and 90s to 00s.
It’s been a busy year for IKEA. Having released its first ever Bluetooth speakers, the Swedish giants then unveiled the SPÄNST lifestyle collection in collaboration with fashion designer Chris Stamp, and then recently unveiled a collection with NASA designed especially for the needs of ever-shrinking small living spaces.
But it’s not stopping there. To commemorate its anniversary, the world’s largest furniture retailer will be re-introducing some of its most popular and iconic products from the past 75 years in three different collections. Named the Gratulera series, the collections will feature reinterpretations of IKEA’s furniture, lighting and tableware pieces.
Set to launch in August, the first collection will see items originally launched in the 1950s and 1960s. As such, the collection features mid-century darker woods and classic lines, with items such as the company’s first flat-pack table, the 1956 Lövet table being the highlight of the first drop. Legend has it, designer Lundgren cut off the legs of the table so it would fit in his car, inadvertently creating flat-pack furniture.
Moving forward chronologically, the 1970s and 1980s-inspired collection will be released in October and is set to feature colourful designs and bold prints, with the likes of the cushiony Klippan sofa highlighting – IKEA’s first affordable sofa.
Finally, in December IKEA will showcase the minimal design language of the 1990s and 2000s, boasting a fusion of untreated, blonde Scandinavian woods with graphic patterns.
The 75th anniversary IKEA Gratulera Series is being offered only in limited numbers, so you’ll need to be quick when pieces drop. Head over to the IKEA Website for more details.
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