IKEA continues to celebrate the 80 years of its rich design heritage by revitalising a selection of the iconic products in the Nytillverkad collection. The second drop of the collection pays tribute to the vibrant and daring vibe of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. This release will be available at IKEA stores globally from October 2023.
“At IKEA, we’re proud of our heritage and want to celebrate it by bringing back some of our most iconic designs while integrating the latest technology and materials. The Nytillverkad collection blends classic designs with modern standards, and it is all about simplicity, functionality, bold expression, and playfulness – just like IKEA!”
– Johan Ejdemo, Global Design Manager, IKEA of Sweden
As IKEA celebrates its 80th anniversary, it reintroduces carefully selected favorites from the archive. The Nytillverkad collection connects the icon designs of the past with the dreams and needs of the present and future.
A colourful tribute to the ‘70s and ‘80s
The October release of the Nytillverkad collection pays tribute to the vibrant and daring spirit of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Color, inventiveness, vibrant fabrics and bold shapes were characteristic of these decades.
This launch encourages self-expression through its bold colours and eye-catching sculptural designs. It is a perfect selection of furniture and accessories for everyone who wants to make a statement or just add subtle touches of vibrancy to their home. “I wanted the products to stand on their own, like sculptures that stand out in any room,” says Karin Gustavsson, Range Identity Leader, IKEA of Sweden, and the creative leader behind the Nytillverkad collection.
Reintroducing iconic designs by Niels Gammelgaard
The upcoming launch features patterns and products from esteemed designers such as Niels Gammelgaard, Bent Gantzel-Boysen, Sven Fristedt, and Inez Svensson. These designs have been updated to meet modern material and production standards while preserving the colorful and radical atmosphere that defined the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.
Some standout pieces in the second drop of the collection 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, now comes with a reinforced foldable construction. The inspiration for SKÅLBODA armchair is the JÄRPEN armchair designed by Gammelgaard for IKEA in the early ’80s. With its innovative design featuring larger holes to reduce material, the JÄRPEN chair offered a great comfort and style at a very affordable price, making it popular among teenagers. “If the design is good and the next generation still find it trendy, then we have succeeded. I think we have succeeded with this chair. And I’m very proud, forty years later,” says Niels Gammelgaard, designer.
The Nytillverkad collection also reintroduces SVEDJENÄVA, a bold and attention-grabbing paw-like pattern by Sven Fristedt, and the iconic NICKFIBBLA pattern by Inez Svensson, offering cushion covers and pre-cut fabric in vibrant orange and white stripes.
The second drop of the Nytillverkad collection will be available at IKEA stores globally, starting October 2023.