IKEA's 75th-Anniversary Collection Is a Vintage Lover's Dream

Updated 04/30/19

Believe it or not, 75 years have passed since Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA from his uncle's kitchen table. In celebration, the iconic Swedish retailer is launching a limited-edition vintage collection dubbed GRATULERA, which celebrates IKEA design throughout the years. August 2018 will re-introduce a collection of classics from the 1950s and 1960s era, while October will showcase colorful icons from the 1970s and 1980s. Finally, December will welcome minimalist must-haves from the 1990s and 2000s.

"Each launch is very different, signifying its time period; from dark woods with a classic expression, to a very playful style with strong colors, and then to a more minimal look with natural light woods and graphic colors," said Karin Gustavsson, creative leader or IKEA of Sweden, in a press release. "We must admit, we’ve missed them quite a bit, and hope you have too." While the GRATULERA products will only be available to shop in stores in August, October, and December of 2018, get a sneak peek of the vintage revival pieces below.

August 2018: Classic comebacks from the 1950s and 1960s

IKEA 75th Anniversary collection preview

"Step into the 50-60s; a time in IKEA that brought about some of its very first icon products. The designs capture a somber expression where darker woods meet classic lines. The flat-pack idea came about by chance. IKEA coworker Gillis Lundgren spontaneously decided to remove the legs of the table to make it fit into his tiny car and avoid damage during transit. Today, almost all IKEA products are flat-packaged. In other words: easier transportation and less trucks on the road."

The 1950s and 1960s products are only available for purchase in-store this August. Get a sneak peek below.

IKEA GAGNET Armchair $80
IKEA KNÄSJÖ Floor Lamp $99
IKEA SKOVEN Rug $60
IKEA BJURÅN Chair $99
IKEA LÖVBACKEN Side Table $60
IKEA EKENÄSET Armchair $279
IKEA STRANDMON Wing Chair $279
IKEA STRANDMON Ottoman with Storage $99
IKEA VÄLFYLLD Decorative Bowl $2
IKEA TILLPLATTAD Tray $8
IKEA SMAKMÄSSIG Glasses - Set of 6 $8

October 2018: Fun favorites from the 1970s and 1980s

IKEA 75th Anniversary collection

"We're reminiscing back to the 70s and 80s with a smile on our faces. It’s bold, colorful and fun. No one in IKEA can talk about this era without mentioning the beloved KLIPPAN sofa. Once the living room was declared a place for children, KLIPPAN was created with the idea of a sofa that could withstand the human need to play. For GRATULERA, new covers will come in a bright yellow, fiery red and a cool cobalt blue."

The 1970s and 1980s products are only available for purchase in-store this October. Get a sneak peek below.

IKEA RÅANE Armchair $70
IKEA FÄRGSTARK Rug $249
IKEA MOSAIKBLAD Cushion Cover $10
IKEA MOSAIKBLAD Cushion Cover $7
IKEA MOSAIKBLAD Cushion Cover $7
IKEA MOSAIKBLAD Cushion Cover $7
IKEA FÄRGSTARK Glass-Door Cabinet
IKEA MORGONDOFT Mug $2
IKEA FÄRGSTARK Pendant Lamp $25
IKEA FÄRGSTARK Pendant Lamp $25
IKEA FÄRGSTARK Pendant Lamp $25
IKEA KLIPPAN Cover for Loveseat $79
IKEA KLIPPAN Cover for Loveseat $79
IKEA KLIPPAN Cover for Loveseat $79
IKEA TYNGDKRAFT Candlesticks - Set of 3

December 2018: Minimal must-haves from the 1990s and 2000s

IKEA 75th Anniversary line

"Looking back upon the 90s, it doesn't feel that long ago, right? It's simple and minimal, mixing untreated, blonde Scandinavian woods with graphic patterns," reads the IKEA press release. "During the 90s, we went for a more natural expression. I think the sculptural furniture of Thomas Sandell is iconic. The small bench with wheels on one end, and legs on the other, was a design piece desired by so many people at that time," adds Gustavsson.

The 1990s and 2000s products are only available for purchase in-store this December. Get a sneak peek below.

IKEA IKEA PS 1999 Armchair
IKEA IKEA PS 1995 Coffee Table
IKEA IKEA PS 1995 Rug
IKEA ALBACKEN Armchair
IKEA SJUTTIOFEM Pendant Lamp Shade $10
IKEA SIPPRUTA Cushion Cover
IKEA SIPPRUTA Cushion Cover
IKEA SIPPRUTA Cushion Cover
IKEA SIPPRUTA Cushion Cover
IKEA IKEA PS 1995 Candle Holder
IKEA BJURÅN Chair
IKEA IKEA PS 1995 Storage Bench

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