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YPPERLIG

The YPPERLIG collection was a collaboration between IKEA, Rolf and Mette Hay, the bold Danish furniture designers behind HAY.

“It’s fair to say that HAY and IKEA are two very different companies. But when we started talking to IKEA it became very clear that we shared many perspectives on design.”  Rolf Hay, co-founder of HAY

Image: Mette and Rolf Hay, co-founders of design company HAY.
 
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The beauty of basics

Meet YPPERLIG, a collaboration between IKEA and the Danish design company HAY. Mette and Rolf Hay are the husband-and-wife duo behind the design company HAY. Founded in Copenhagen Denmark in 2002, HAY focuses on creating furniture with an eye for modern living using sophisticated industrial manufacturing. The couple draw inspiration from places such as architecture, fashion and art, resulting in pieces that have a straightforward, functional and aesthetic design.

YPPERLIG celebrates the beauty of basics and ranges from sofas and coffee tables to smaller accessories like an updated version of our iconic blue bag. 

Video: Behind the scenes of the process of making of the YPPERLIG monobloc chair

See how IKEA and HAY created the YPPERLIG collection’s most iconic piece.

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IKEA YPPERLIG coffee table Solid birch is a hard-wearing natural material.

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IKEA YPPERLIG nest of tables, set of 3 Solid beech is a hard-wearing natural material.

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IKEA YPPERLIG 2-seat sofa The zipper makes the cover easy to remove.

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IKEA YPPERLIG 3-seat sofa bed

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IKEA YPPERLIG shelving unit Solid birch is a hard-wearing natural material.

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IKEA YPPERLIG shelving unit Solid birch is a hard-wearing natural material.

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IKEA YPPERLIG LED floor lamp Good non-glare light.

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IKEA YPPERLIG vase Hand-painted by a skilled craftsman.

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IKEA YPPERLIG vase Hand-painted by a skilled craftsman.
Where old meets new

The designers behind the YPPERLIG collection wanted to update the traditional Scandinavian plank table. Using the latest board-on-frame technique combined with solid wood legs for extra stability, the result is an ash veneer table you’ll want to linger at long after dessert.

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IKEA YPPERLIG table Solid wood, veneer and steel are durable materials that are easy to keep clean.

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IKEA YPPERLIG bench Solid beech is a hardwearing natural material.

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IKEA YPPERLIG stool Solid beech is a hardwearing natural material.
One shot, one chair

The chairs in the YPPERLIG collection are made with an injection mould using a single shot of liquid plastic. The shot takes about 30 seconds, and out comes a comfortable, sustainable, strong yet light chair. It’s even certified for public use!

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IKEA YPPERLIG chair with armrests, in/outdoor Lightweight, easy to lift and move. Easy to clean

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IKEA YPPERLIG chair with armrests, in/outdoor Lightweight, easy to lift and move. Easy to clean

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IKEA YPPERLIG cushion cover The zipper makes the cover easy to remove.

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IKEA YPPERLIG cushion cover The zipper makes the cover easy to remove.

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IKEA YPPERLIG candle holder

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IKEA YPPERLIG stationery set Combine and stack as you want. Ideal for storing desk accessories.

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IKEA YPPERLIG chair with armrests Lightweight, easy to lift and move. Easy to clean

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IKEA YPPERLIG armchair Durable and hard-wearing; meets the requirements on furniture for public use.

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IKEA YPPERLIG children's table Solid beech is a hard-wearing natural material.

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IKEA YPPERLIG children's bench Solid beech is a hard-wearing natural material.
As slim as it gets

HAY designed a lamp that was extremely slim, which really challenged the way IKEA usually produces lamps. The result is a super slim LED-lamp with a built-in touch dimmer that lets you adjust the light with just the touch of your finger.

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IKEA YPPERLIG LED table lamp Good non-glare light.

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IKEA YPPERLIG children's table with 2 benches Solid beech is a hard-wearing natural material.
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