6 Vintage IKEA Products That Will Return to Shelves This Summer
Including a sleek side table from the 1956 catalog.
Published Apr 17, 2023 1:00 PM
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Normally, if you want to score vintage IKEA items, you have to do some serious hunting on Etsy or 1stDibs. (Trust us, we once spent hours on the former looking for discontinued lighting.) But there is another way. Every once in a while, the Swedish retailer brings back iconic products, usually in fresh colorways or new materials—and the next drop is right around the corner. In celebration of IKEA’s 80th anniversary, the company just announced at Milan Design Week that its next throwback line, the Nytillverkad collection, will hit stores in July, and shoppers can expect more archive-inspired launches to follow over the next few years. Here’s a glimpse at six of the reimagined pieces that are returning to shelves this summer.
The Lövbacken Table
This three-legged side table debuted back in 1956, but it has been one of the company’s favorite products to riff on in the 21st century. The sleek surface was reintroduced in 2013 and 2021, though this iteration is the first time you can get it in bright colors, including orange, blue, and light green.
The Krypkornell Pattern
When Swedish textile designer Sven Fristedt initially made this floral print in 1980, it was simply for a cover for IKEA’s Klippan sofa. Now you can carry the look throughout your home: It will be available in bedding, precut fabric, kitchen accessories, and cushion covers. If you prefer something more streamlined, the line will also include a diagonal print by Fristedt in candy pink, sky blue, and banana yellow.
The Domsten Stool
Simplicity and stackability is the name of the game for this stool, originally designed by Karin Mobring appearing under the name Jerry in the 1973 catalog. While the smooth pine top remains consistent this go-round, the metal legs have been coated in the same punchy pastel hues that are driving the 80th anniversary relaunch.
The Bondskäret Coatrack
The motto “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” applies to this entryway staple: Its tubular, treelike shape allows you to load it up with jackets and totes. The piece, created by Rutger Andersson in 1978, now comes in lilac and yellow in addition to classic black.
The Kulturskog Plant Stand
Plants were the initial focus of this superlow round table when it came out in 1957, but you could top it with just about anything today, from an air purifier to a portable printer.
The Tuvkornell Candleholders
Better yet, display a collection of these candleholders on the aforementioned plant stand. When guests inevitably ask you about them, you can say they’re the work of sibling designer duo Knut and Marianne Hagberg; were first made available in 1980; and, no, you did not have to spend hours on the Internet looking for them.