IKEA’s winter lookbook has just dropped, here’s how to shop it
Celebrating 80 years, the Swedish store continues to bring back some of its most iconic designs
“The Nytillverkad collection blends classic designs with modern standards, and it is all about simplicity, functionality, bold expression, and playfulness,” says Johan Ejdemo, global design manager at IKEA of Sweden. Reintroducing selected favourites from IKEA’s archives over the last eight decades, the second drop of the collection pays tribute to the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.
The 12 new products follow the first drop which launched in July 2023, and feature bold stripe designs in new colourways for IKEA. In this launch, patterns and products from designers such as Niels Gammelgaard, Bent Gantzel-Boysen, Sven Fristedt, and Inez Svensson feature, their designs re-invented to meet more modern standards but still with the colourful hallmarks of the late 70s and early 80s.
Pieces to look out for include the SKÅLBODA armchair and the JÄRLÅSA side table from Niels Gammelgaard. The JÄRLÅSA side table on castors, introduced in the IKEA catalogue in 1984 as HOFF, has now been re-imagined with a reinforced foldable construction.“If the design is good and the next generation still find it trendy, then we have succeeded,” says Niels Gammelgaard. “I think we have succeeded with this chair. And I’m very proud, forty years later.”
The inspiration for the SKÅLBODA armchair was the JÄRPEN armchair designed by Gammelgaard for IKEA in the early 80s but now features larger holes to reduce the amount of material used. The Nytillverkad collection also reintroduces SVEDJENÄVA, a bold pattern by Sven Fristedt, and the iconic NICKFIBBLA pattern by Inez Svensson, offering cushion covers and pre-cut fabric in orange and white stripes.
Elsewhere, the SLÄTTIKA collection channels a more rustic look with vase and decorative plates in a mustard yellow and is inspired by folkloric art with statement textiles and glazed stoneware. The collection was designed by IKEA and handcrafted by artisans from their partner social businesses, Rangsutra in India, Jordan River Foundation in Jordan and Doi Tung in Thailand.
The Christmas ‘Vinterfint’ collection has also been released, with table decor featuring this year’s essential coloured glass trend as well as traditional stockings.