Way back in 1985, IKEA opened the doors to its first store in the United States. And, well, the rest is history, wouldn't you agree? Well-designed, versatile, form-meets-function home furnishings were made accessible to everyone, and the proof is, without a doubt, in the pudding that our love affair with the Swedish mega-retailer has only grown over the years. Iconic products like the Lack-series side table and Billy-series bookcase have been around since the start, undergoing small design tweaks but ultimately staying true to the everlasting appeal of simplicity.
To celebrate IKEA and all it has given us, we're rounding up nine of the greatest hits, including everyone's dearly beloved and sadly departed Expedit (RIP). Read on!
IKEA Lack Side Table ($10)
Introduced in 1985. Retailed for $25.
IKEA Poäng Chair ($69)
Introduced in 1985. Retailed for $148.
IKEA Billy Bookcase ($60)
Introduced in 1985. Retailed for $82.
IKEA Klippan Loveseat ($399)
Introduced in 1985. Retailed for $395.
IKEA Malm Bedframe ($179)
The Malm Series, which includes drawers, bedframes, desks, and more, is IKEA's #1 best seller.
IKEA Docksta Table ($199)
Inspired by Eero Saarinen's famed Tulip Table.
IKEA Stockholm Rug ($199)
IKEA Frosta Stool ($20)
A quintessential Scandinavian design: rounded woods and a pop of color.
IKEA Expedit (Discontinued)
After its untimely discontinuation, the beloved Expedit was replaced by the Kallax Series. Design-lovers are still not quite over the loss.
What is your favorite IKEA product of all time? Tell us in the comments!