IKEA Just Dropped the Perfect Vintage Armchair (It’s Made for Summer!)

published Apr 6, 2024
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If you haven’t been keeping up on IKEA’s many Nytillverkad drops, it’s not too late to start. The Swedish furniture giant just announced its fourth drop of its vintage collection, and it’s just as amazing as the ones that came before it. 

The collection is full of fun, colorful ’70s inspired pieces from IKEA’s catalogs from that era — all of them reimagined and updated for the modern day. The latest drop has some definite standouts, including the ÖNNESTAD armchair. 

This armchair features a comfy cushion and is perfect for bringing a beachy summer vibe inside your home as the weather gets warmer. Originally designed by Charlotte Rude and Hjördis Olsson-Une as the GOGO in 1972, it was made with standard steel tubes and described as having “extra-soft cushions.” The updated version uses high-strength steel, which cuts the amount of material used in half. Rude and Olsson-Une, who began working at IKEA in the late 1960s and brought a fresh perspective to the brand, are largely responsible for coming up with the idea of colorful painted steel furniture. 

You can get the ÖNNESTAD in two versions: one with green tubing and green and white striped cushions, and one with red tubing with beige cushions with red stitching on the edges. Because the cushions are sold separately, you can replace them without buying the whole chair all over again, or even mix and match them with the frames. While the frame is made of steel and polyester, the cushions are 100% cotton, which means they’re likely as soft as promised. 

The armchair (with cushions) retails for just $99, and if you want an extra set of cushions, you’ll be paying $40 more. That’s a great price for a little piece of  IKEA history in your home — so you’d better get to the store soon (or order online) before this sells out. 

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Nytillverkad collection, too.