IKEA Reimagines Iconic Pieces From the 60s + 70s in Nytillverkad Collection
Global Swedish brand IKEA is set to take us all back in time with the third release of it’s iconic Nytillverkad collection. Hitting stores worldwide this month, this latest edition pays homage to the carefree and creative spirit of the 1960s and early 1970s. Reviving timeless designs by influential IKEA designers Karin Mobring and Gillis Lundgren, the Nytillverkad collection offers a modern reinterpretation of the era’s relaxed and playful aesthetic. (Check out the first release of the Nytillverkad collection here.)
The Nytillverkad collection has been a testament to IKEA’s commitment to celebrating its design legacy. The third edition of the collection draws inspiration from a period marked by youth culture, pop music, and political protests that shaped the world. During this era, IKEA introduced new materials like painted particleboard and plastic, paving the way for furniture that exuded a youthful expression. Bold shapes, optimistic colors, comfortable seating, and soft high pile rugs defined the style of the time, and the new Nytillverkad collection invites design enthusiasts to revisit those dynamic days.
Karin Mobring, the first female IKEA designer, left an indelible mark on the brand’s style. Her iconic CROMI side table is reborn in the Nytillverkad collection as the BAGGBODA side table, featuring a white or light yellow tabletop and a chrome-plated frame. Gillis Lundgren, who played a pivotal role in IKEA’s journey after joining the company in 1954, sees his MILA armchair transformed into the DYVLINGE swivel armchair and the spacious PUCK armchair from 1969 revived as SOTENÄS.
Sven Fristedt and Ehlén Johansson are contemporary Swedish designers who also contribute to the Nytillverkad collection. Sven Fristedt’s eye-catching patterns from the 60s and 70s make a comeback on STRECKFLY cushion covers and ÄNGSFIBBLA pre-cut fabric. Ehlén Johansson, a popular Swedish designer renowned for winning The Red Dot Design Award, introduces the SKOGSTUNDRA vase – a sleek piece with a high neck that’s designed to support cut flowers.
Johan Ejdemo, Global Design Manager at IKEA of Sweden, expresses the company’s excitement about the resurgence of vintage furniture: “Vintage furniture has made a big comeback lately, and there’s been a growing demand for certain IKEA products that have become collector’s favorites. 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, great function, sustainability, an affordable price, and quality that lasts long.”
To learn more about or to purchase pieces from the Nytillverkad collection, visit ikea.com.