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Hurrah for IVAR!

In 1968, an anonymous shelf entered the IKEA store. Today 50 years later the IVAR storage system is more popular than ever. Its timeless, simple expression and the feeling of the natural materials make it a given in any context.

Create a harmonious tone-on-tone living room! Paint a couple of IVAR cabinets in the same hue and hang on the wall for a balanced look.
Create a harmonious tone-on-tone living room! Paint a couple of IVAR cabinets in the same hue and hang on the wall for a balanced look.

Over the years, we’ve seen IVAR chests of drawers, shelves and cabinets move from room to room. With each new layer of paint and new knob or handle, it becomes a modern feature in any interior. The simplicity and changeable surfaces of IVAR invite creativity and individual interpretations. This is exactly how we are celebrating IVAR on its 50th anniversary, by giving the furniture expressions worthy of a modern icon.

The minimalist cabinets are hung on the wall and painted in the same hue for a monochrome look. Using a layer of varnish, we’ve added a modern touch to the IVAR chairs, creating a tasteful combination of wooden surfaces. IVAR’s natural wooden structure adds depth and a tactile feeling to the room.

The simplicity and changeable surfaces of IVAR invite creativity and individual interpretations.

Updating the classic shelf with an industrial touch are the steel metal cabinets. An enduring and robust contrast to the wooden structure of the other IVAR pieces. We’re impressed by the modern expression of this 50-year old. We would describe IVAR as functional, natural and changeable. But which IVAR are you? Which knob or handle do you choose for your drawer? What colour, varnish or stain on your cabinets?

In 2068 IVAR will celebrate its 100th anniversary, until then, we look forward to following IVAR through homes around the world!

IVAR cabinets with doors. Industrial and functional. These steel cabinets offer generous storage to any room, creating a contrast to the natural wooden surfaces in the other parts of the IVAR series.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.