The 9 Best IKEA Designs of All Time

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!