Chinoiserie Is Back: Ikea Unveils a Limited-Edition Line
We don't all celebrate the Chinese New Year here in the States, but if it means introducing some modern Chinoiserie-inspired décor into our homes, sign us up. IKEA is getting in the spirit of the Jan. 31 holiday by rolling out its TRENDIG 2013 limited-edition collection, a fusion of its signature Scandinavian style and Chinese design.
With 30 products designed for entertaining, the line includes a handmade rice-paper shade, a minty green laser-cut cabinet with round red handles, playful bowls painted with a fish design (a Chinese symbol of prosperity), cherry-blossom-print fabric, ladderback chairs, willow-tray tables, a bamboo butcher block, grasshopper-print stoneware, lacquered birch armchairs, and more. A symbol of luck, the color red makes many appearances in the collection, although it's a more approachable persimmon red than we traditionally see in Chinese design.
Powder-Coated Steel Cabinet, $229.
The TRENDIG collection is slowly rolling out in select stores and online now through Feb. 1, 2014, its official launch date, and a number of items are already on the floors. Stock at your local store can always be checked on the store's website, but the collection will not be up online in its entirely until the end of January. In the meantime, start making your shopping list.
Painted Solid Birch Armchair, $89
Color-Glazed Stoneware, from $1. Grasshopper, Swimming Goldfish, and Blossoms Fabric, $20/yard.
Powder-Coated Steel Tray, $5.