IKEA is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the three-quarters of a century that it's provided the world with Scandinavian style (and so much flat pack furniture), the brand is bringing back some of its most beloved vintage items. That's not all, though—the Swedish retail giant's also selling new items inspired by its style over the decades, as part of a special, three-part limited edition collection called GRATULERA. Oh, and you can start finding those goods N-O-W.
First up, August marked the release of the first two decades of the GRATULERA collection: the '50s through the '60s. In it, you'll find some fun mid-century finds and a lot of dark, rich colors, with items like the LÖVBACKEN table (an retro-futuristic side table) and the STRANDMON wing chair (which was already available but now comes in a limited-edition, dark green-blue velvet), which was IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad's favorite.
This week, IKEA released the next round of the GRATULERA collection, which covers the '70s through the '80s and is full of bold colors and geometric shapes.
"During the '80’s Åsa Gray made some beautiful colourful designs for IKEA," IKEA Creative Leader Karin Gustavsson explained. "She was one of our icon designers and so very Scandinavian. I particularly like the rugs and cushions—they’re significant for that time period."
Come December, you'll find tons of cool, minimal furniture and decor to celebrate the '90s and '00s. Basically, IKEA's finishing out 2018 with blasts from the past, which is pretty irresistible.
The GRATULERA collection will only be available in stores, but you can check online to find out their availability at IKEA stores near you. Besides, these chic items are worth the trek.
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