Smart designs, low prices: we're paying tribute to 30 iconic products that have come to define the IKEA range. Hey, you may even spot a few that you have in your own home!
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Design Monika Mulder, 2002
Blue, purple, green! Produced in more than 15 hues, this watering can, originally called IKEA PS VÅLLÖ, is one of our most colourful products.
Design Mikael Axelsson, 2018
Lightweight and portable with a playful form, this side table truly puts the “fun” in functional.
Design Monika Mulder, 2003
Twenty years on, kids around the world still love curling up, spinning around, and hiding away in this cosy chair.
Design Charlie Styrbjörn and Mikael Axelsson, 2019
Sturdy and stackable KYRRE was inspired by traditional three-legged milking stools: long favoured by farmers for not wobbling on uneven ground.
Design Noboru Nakamura, 1976
POÄNG was the joint effort of designer Noboru Nakamura and product developer Lars Engman, who would later co-create the one and only KLIPPAN sofa.
Design Noboru Nakamura, 1980
Back in the day, sewing patterns for KLIPPAN sofas were sold so you could make your own custom cover in any fabric.
Design Morten Kjelstrup/Allan Østgaard, 1993
Inspired by the wacky world of comics, the playfully chunky legs of this chair also provide extra stability for little ones.
Design Marcus Arvonen, 2011
Pondering the day’s outfit may well take longer than piecing together this easily-assembled clothes rack.
Design Anna Efverlund, 1998
Serving soft snuggles and hugs for 25 years and counting.
Design Ilse Crawford, 2015
This pendant lamp is the fruit of IKEA’s first partnership with acclaimed designer Ilse Crawford, whose work is noted for its timelessness and focus on sustainability.
Design Ola Wihlborg, 2013
It’s one of our softest, snuggliest and most flexible sofa series. That might explain why, for ten years, it has also been one of our most popular.
Design Mikael Axelsson, 2021
The same pinched lip that holds single-stem flowers in place makes this vase a great watering can, too.
Design Wiebke Braasch, Nike Karlsson, Henrik Preutz, Ola Wihlborg
Our experience tells us that most people keep water in the door of the fridge so we measured the shelves in fridge doors around the world to get the size of this carafe just right.
Design Sarah Fager and Henrik Preutz, 2020
Bentwood furniture has long been a part of the Scandinavian design language. The FRÖSET chair offers a contemporary take on this technique – offering timeless style at a more accessible price.
Design Mikael Warnhammar, 2007
The designer based this play kitchen on the full-size VÄRDE kitchen series, sold back in 1998.
Design Magnus Elebäck, Carl Öjerstam, 2002
We did everything to keep the price of this lamp down – even skipping the packaging! Turned upside down, this lamp base fits perfectly inside the shade, protecting it during transport.
Design Johanna Jelinek, 2020
This coffee table might just be the textbook definition of Scandinavian design: light wood, simplified forms, and built-in storage to boot!
Design Anna Sörensson, 2006
Stripes, black & white, and 100% wool: the three key ingredients of this time-defying favourite for floors.
Design David Wahl, 2014
Resembling something between a planet and spaceship, it probably comes as no surprise that this lamp’s designer is a serious science fiction fan.
Design John Löfgren and Jonas Pettersson
Developing the ODGER chair was a challenge but thanks to its straightforward click mechanism, assembly couldn’t be more simple.
Design Carl Öjerstam, 2019
For designer Carl Öjerstam, the challenge was to design a comfortable desk chair using just 1 kg of material. LOBERGET was the result!
Design John/Jonas/Petrus/Paul/Caroline, 2014
This strong and sturdy chair even passed ANSI BIFMA: the toughest quality certification for furniture for public-use.
Design Nicholai Wiig Hansen, 1999
50% sideboard, 50% changeroom locker, 100% timeless style.
Design Ola Wihlborg, 2014
The lower, wider part of the mirror frame doubles as a small shelf – the perfect parking spot for keys and make-up.
Table lamp with WiFi speaker
Design Andreas Fredriksson/Iina Vuorivirta, 2019
No more dancing in the dark! The SYMFONISK table lamp with WiFi speaker was created in collaboration with world-leading wireless home audio specialists Sonos.
Design Knut Hagberg and Marianne Hagberg, 2016
This table was among the first to feature simple wedge-dowel technology that has revolutionized the assembly of IKEA furniture.
Design Ola Wihlborg, 2019
Designer Ola’s goal was to create a durable, decorative sofa for outdoor use, but many think it’s so nice that it’s even found its way indoors.
Design Wiebke Braasch, 2015
RISATORP takes its name from a small town in southern Sweden surrounded by forests. If you ever visit Risatorp, this handy basket could make a great foraging companion!
LED work lamp
Design Monika Mulder, 2018
With its forward-facing ‘ears’ and adjustable arm and head, the KRUX LED work lamp has been lighting up children’s rooms since 2018.
Design Thomas Eriksson, 1995
A real piece of Swedish history! This clock is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.