IKEA is bringing a touch of nostalgia to modern homes with its newly unveiled Nytillverkad collection, set to be available from January 2024.
This collection is a tribute to the iconic designs of the 60s and early 70s, reinterpreted to suit today’s living spaces. It features the creative works of esteemed IKEA designers Karin Mobring and Gillis Lundgren, offering a retro yet contemporary flair to interiors.
The Nytillverkad range is IKEA’s answer to the rising trend of vintage furniture, reintroducing beloved designs with a modern twist. This third installment of the collection is inspired by a period characterized by an explosion of youth culture, music, and social activism. It revisits the era’s adventurous use of materials like painted particleboard and plastic, creating pieces that exude a youthful and energetic vibe. The collection boasts of bold silhouettes, vibrant colors, and comfortable seating, complemented by plush high pile rugs, perfectly capturing the essence of that dynamic time.
Karin Mobring, a trailblazer as IKEA’s first female designer, significantly shaped the IKEA aesthetic. Her original CROMI side table has been reimagined in this collection as the BAGGBODA side table, available with a white or light-yellow top and a sleek chrome frame.
Gillis Lundgren, a key figure in IKEA’s history since 1954, was known for his inventive designs and collaboration with IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad. The collection brings back his MILA armchair in a new avatar, the DYVLINGE swivel armchair, and the 1969 PUCK armchair, reintroduced as the SOTENÄS.
Contributions from Swedish designers Sven Fristedt and Ehlén Johansson add depth to the collection. Fristedt’s eye-catching patterns from the 60s and 70s are revived on the STRECKFLY cushion covers and ÄNGSFIBBLA fabric. Johansson, celebrated for her innovative designs and recipient of The Red Dot Design Award, introduces the sleek SKOGSTUNDRA vase, a testament to her design prowess.
Johan Ejdemo, Global Design Manager at IKEA, comments on the launch: “Vintage furniture has made a big comeback lately, and there’s been a growing demand for certain IKEA products that have become collector’s favourites. That is why we decided to bring back a selection of our design icons, and we are excited to see interest coming from customers of all ages, especially young people who are discovering our design legacy and using these vibrant solutions to express themselves at home. To us, these products are the essence of democratic design, they are timeless, as they combine a beautiful form, a great function, sustainability, an affordable price, and quality that lasts long.”
The latest Nytillverkad collection promises to bring a blend of nostalgia and modernity to homes worldwide, starting January 2024.