Every year we await the coming of the latest IKEA catalog, not only to see the new items, but also for the styling and creative ideas gleamed from their pages. Wonder what style ideas and furniture solutions the big blue box delivered in its first catalog? Check out images from catalogs past:
IKEA released its first catalog in 1951, where the style was traditional on the brink of mid-century modernism. Through the mid-60s, clean lines and bold colors had taken over, and the 70s brought molded furniture and lots of yellow. Traditional shapes returned in the 80s and early 90s, eventually circling back to IKEA's current aesthetic of Swedish modernism.
Check out more photos from catalogs past over on Buzzfeed.
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