Design Time Machine: The 1965 IKEA Catalog

Sara, of ikke tikke theo recently posted photos of a really fun find that she got from her mom, an IKEA catalog from 1965. She writes that her parents like......to keep the annual catalogs which means that they essentially have an IKEA archive all to themselves - I'd love to get my hands on it for some "Guess the Decades"!

It's pretty remarkable how similar the overall "feel" of the catalog is to the current one. It has stayed on model all these years - the graphic design, font choices and top down "layout" image are familiar and identifiable as "Ikea" right off the bat.

For more photos and info click on over to ikke tikke theo for Sara's great post.

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.

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