It's here, it's finally here: The much anticipated collaboration between Danish design brand HAY and IKEA is hitting stores this month.
It's been over a year since IKEA first announced the collaboration between the two Scandinavian brands at their Democratic Design Day last June. At this year's event during the summer, we got a sneak peek at a few pieces and found out the name, YPPERLIG, which means "excellent" in Swedish.
Now the collection is heading to a blue and yellow store near you, and is a modern twist on Scandinavian style that is the result of the two brands challenging each other.
"We didn't want to do something that was just a marketing stunt, but something that was beautiful, well-made and usable. Really good products made by IKEA and sprinkled with a bit of HAY," says co-founder Mette Hay.
The brand wanted to do a modern take on the Scandinavian plank table, and for $199, delivers extra durability with solid wood legs and a metal under frame. The molded chair—which is made from a mold shaped like the chair and then gets an injection of plastic that takes just 30 seconds—is stackable, suitable for indoor or outdoor use, and $55.
The iconic FRAKTA got not one, not two, but SIX colorful makeovers from HAY, so you can have a shopping tote that goes with anything.
The sleeper sofa looks simple, but is actually designed with a spring mattress as the seat so it's more comfortable than your average platform sleeper. Cushion covers ($6 each) are in jewel tones, with variations in pattern on each side.