There is some pretty great stuff at IKEA. But it's hard not to be jealous of IKEA shoppers from the 70s and 80s when you see some of the amazing stuff that used to line the retailer's shelves. Here are eleven favorite vintage pieces that we'd love to see make a comeback.
This couch, also spotted on Scraphacker, is pretty fantastic.
A Bertoia-esque chair, designed by Niels Gammelgaard for IKEA and introduced in 1986. I've spotted this one in a few European interiors.
These folding chairs, also by Niels Gammelgaard, might not look super comfortable, but they are quite attractive.
This is the ombre DUETT lamp, spotted on Anyas Vintage.
I seriously covet this MOMENT sofa, by Neils Gammelgaard.
The elegant KROKEN lounger, spotted on the cover of the 1979 catalog (via Home Designing).
These sling chairs, spotted on Retronu, are pretty sweet (and the matching table is nice, too).
These loungers and matching ottomans, spotted on Nordiska Style, embody everything that was great about 70s design.
These folding chairs, spotted at Hung Up on Retro, would be at home in pretty much any decor. (And is that a velvet TAJT in the foreground?)
Verner Panton, designer of the famous S Chair, also created a chair for IKEA called the VILBERT. The chairs were produced in limited quantities and, as you might expect, sold out rather quickly, but they do crop up on eBay from time to time. Image from IKEA the Book, via F7.
Feeling nostalgic? You might like: 10 Amazing Things from the 1965 Sears Catalog
Re-edited from a post originally published 8.17.15-nt