IKEA Just Rereleased Vintage Pieces to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary, Starting at $2.49

updated Jul 1, 2023
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Colorful studio photo of items from the IKEA 80th anniversary Nytillverkad collection
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It seems like IKEA is always on the forefront of what’s trending in furniture, and that even rings true for its vintage pieces. There are some past items that have captured the hearts of fans worldwide, and therefore fetch quite the price on resale sites. But the Swedish furniture giant has good news for those who want that retro look without the collectible price tag: Its newest Nytillverkad collection, available now, brings back reimagined designs from the company’s 80-year history. 

IKEA debuted the first batch of products from the collection at Milan Design Week. The line includes bedding, furniture, and accessories that are adapted to the needs of today with the style of the past. Plus, a second installment of the Nytillverkad collection — dedicated specifically to the bold aesthetic of the 1970s and ’80s — will launch this October 2023. 

“At IKEA, the past, the present, and the future are all connected,” says Fredrika Inger, managing director at IKEA of Sweden. “We’ve designed many functional and beautiful home furnishing products during the last 80 years, and it’s only natural that we get curious about our achievements in the past. With Nytillverkad, we are returning to the future, again. In multiple launches over the next few years, we will release a series of carefully selected products from our design archive, updated to match the bold outlook of the next generation. We are happy to bring back these timeless designs truly appreciated by the customers over the years.”

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As an example, the company brought back the colorful and playful KRYPKORNELL pattern (formerly known as BLADHULT when it debuted in 1980) that originally appeared on KLIPPAN sofas, which will adorn fabric, kitchen utensils, bedding, and more. Two other iconic products making a comeback are the DOMSTEN stool (formerly JERRY) and the BONDSKÄRET coat rack (inspired by the SMED).

“This collection is loud, colorful, and fun. All the products have a story behind them, like one of our most iconic products LÖVET, first introduced in 1956. In the Nytillverkad version, we call it LÖVBACKEN, and it comes in orange, blue, and light green with an ash veneer top, adding a bold pop of color to any room”, says Karin Gustavsson, the creative leader of Nytillverkad collection, IKEA of Sweden.

IKEA’S Nytillverkad collection officially launched in stores and online July 1, with prices ranging from $2.49 to $119.99. Check out a few of our favorite pieces below, and get inspired to incorporate colorful iterations of some IKEA icons into your own space. Be on the lookout for the line’s second launch later this year, too!

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Top off your IKEA seating collection with this colorful stool newcomer, featuring a pine base and green, lilac, or orange steel legs. It’s an ode to the 1973 stackable DOMSTEN stool, and doubles as a plant stand or side table.

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If you couldn’t tell by the bold coloring and retro-looking material, this round rug is a replica of a 1959 IKEA design, deemed the RONDO. Now, a bright cobalt hue brings the stain-resistant style up to trendy 21st-century speed.

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Die-hard IKEA fans may recognize the LÖVBACKEN table by its predecessor, the LÖVET — which, fun fact, was the company's first flat-pack piece of furniture ever sold. As part of Nytillverkad, the three-legged, half-moon piece comes decked out in orange, light green, or blue for just shy of $100.

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Travel back to the 80s with this set of three multi-hued candle holders, a spinoff of decades-old decor designed by Marianne Hagberg and Knut Hagberg. The staggered heights make styling a breeze on any mantel or tabletop.

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Bring the iconic IKEA style to your bedding via the brand’s whimsical ”Bladhult” pattern — first seen in the 1980 catalogue — available in twin or full/queen duvet cover and pillowcase sets.

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Although initially branded as a plant stand during its 1957 debut, the KULTURSKOG table’s deep base makes it a prime coffee table contender — now even more so with this new light green tone.

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Originally designed by Rutger Andersson in 1978 and sold as SMED, this freestanding eight-hook design carves out vertical storage in any empty corner — especially game-changing if you don’t have designated entryway space. On top of the black, it also comes in lilac and bright yellow for a decor-worthy pop of color.