Given IKEA's extensive inventory, we're grateful for any and all insight that allows us to whittle down the large selection before shopping online or making the trek out to a store. As evidenced by Business Insider's recent article, they feel the same way about the Swedish furniture giant as we do. BI reached out to IKEA for the indisputable list of its most popular products of all time, creating a foolproof shopping guide for interior design lovers in the process. While the following products are not necessarily the best-selling, they are the top-selling products in each of IKEA's many categories and have certainly managed to stand the test of time.
Without further ado, these are the three most popular IKEA products of all time:
1. The Billy Bookcase
A highly versatile piece, the Billy Bookcase comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, inserts, and styles, allowing it to essentially evolve alongside its owner. As a result, one Billy Bookcase is reportedly sold every 10 seconds around the world, according to The New York Times. "It speaks directly to the IKEA ethos of simplicity that makes the company a global success," remarks BI.
2. The Poäng Armchair
It's no secret that we're big fans of the Poäng chair at MyDomaine. With a sleek Scandinavian frame and an expansive range of cover designs, the Poäng Armchair is a blissful marriage of form, function, quality, and most notably affordability. No wonder it's lasted a full 40 years on the IKEA inventory roster.
3. The Malm Bed Frame
With a price of just $149 to $559, the Malm Bed Frame is standard fare in any recent college graduate's apartment or newlywed home. Like the Billy Bookcase, the Malm Bed Frame comes in a variety of styles and sizes, making it well suited to fit IKEA customers' diverse needs. For that reason, it's one of the most practical purchases you can make as a young design connoisseur.
Head over to Business Insider for the full list of popular IKEA products, and share your thoughts on the top three below!