1 Nordic Candleholder by Design House Stockholm, $69 at Horne.
2 Steelwood Chair by Magis, $658 at Nova68.
3 Cerno Silva Desk Lamp, $427.91 at Lamps Plus.
4 Woody Dining Table by Lime Studio, $249 at CB2.
5 Oiva Serving Pot by Sami Ruotsalainen, $65 at Marimekko.
6 Nest Cabinet by MADE $2,350–$5,350 at 2Modern.
7 Coral 400 Pendant by David Trubridge, $290–$360 at 2Modern.
8 Alessi Ape Aperitivo Collection, $58-$220 at Module-R.
9 PS 2012 Bamboo Side Table by Henrik Preutz, $29.99 at IKEA.
10 Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman, $5,729 at Yliving.
11 Oeuf Crib, $940 at Fawn & Forest.
12 Marvin Coat Rack by Gareth Neal, $195 at The Future Perfect.
13 RBP Oat Pillow with Leather Trim, $44.95 at CB2.
14 Bundle Corian Side Table, $479 at Horne.
15 Alba Credenza by Jannis Ellenberger, $599 at CB2.
16 PS 2012 Pine Mirror by Ehlén Johansson, $49.99 at IKEA.
17 Les Perles Candlestick by Y’a Pas Le Feu Au Lac, $75 at Woonwinkel.
18 Festa Chopping Board by Serafino Zani, £63.50 at Made In Design.
19 Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley 901 by Artek, $2,230 at Matter.
20 Scrapwood Bucketseat by Piet Hein Eek, $735 at The Future Perfect.
21 TORNA Floor Lamp by Ehlén Johansson, $99.99 at IKEA.
22 Petite Chair, $139 at CB2.
23 Thorsten Van Elten Pigeon Light, $140 at Greener Grass Design.
24 PIK Vase by Y’a Pas Le Feu Au Lac, $95 at Horne.
25 Ceramic Vase with Wood Top, $19.99–$39.99 at West Elm.
26 Source Chair by Trevyn+Julian McGowan, $159.99 at West Elm.
27 Woody Shelving System by Hay, $840 at Finnish Design Shop.
28 Segesta Wood Chair by Alias, £273 at Made In Design.
29 Compass Trestle Legs by Matthew Hilton for SCP, $750 at Horne.
30 Vase by Javier Gutiérrez+Laurent Serin, $49.80 at DWR.
Yesterday IKEA announced the launch of its 7th IKEA PS Collection, debuting at the Milan Furniture Fair right now. (I’m hoping to go at some point, as its the design event of the year.) Janice Simonsen, design spokesperson for IKEA U.S. is blogging live from Milan this week, if you’re interested.
IKEA PS first launched in 1995 to strengthen the IKEA as a design company. The collection focuses on cutting-edge Scandinavian design without losing sight of affordable pricing. Collections are launched every three years. For 2012, the designers drew inspiration from 60 years of IKEA design history–looking through IKEA catalogs and archives–to reinvent past products .They updated form, function, and materials to make the pieces more relevant and sustainable for today.
The PS collection will available at U.S. IKEA stores starting this August.
Read below for the designers’ inspirations.
S H O P P I N G + More
TV Bench $179 Designers: Lisa Widen and Anna Wallin Irinarchos (WIS Design) Inspiration: Wavy doors inspired by old furniture with drapery.
EasyChair (not yet priced)
Designer: Wiebke Braasch Inspiration: He fell for a classic 1950s IKEA easy chair and developed a modern, scaled down version. “The old upholstery and other unnecessary material disappeared., but we kept the original metal frame. The best things became more prominent.” Green angle: It’s made from only one material, can be used indoors and out, and is much easier to recycle.
Wall Lamp $49.99 Designer: Johanna Jelinek Inspiration: LED technology makes it possible to create smarter solutions because LED lamps can be made smaller and slimmer. It’s what makes this one possible to fold flat against the wall when not in use. “It fits in every room.” Green angle: “LEDs are more energy efficient than ordinary light bulbs.”
Side Table with Bowls $49 Designer: Henrik Preutz Inspiration: “Flower stands that were popular years ago.” These are designed for people who can’t make up their minds—there’s a flat top, one with a big fruit bowl, one with four smaller bows that can be used for anything from flowers to snacks. Combine all three to make one large sideboard. Green angle: Bamboo frame.
Flatwoven Rug $99.99 Designer: Maria Vinka Inspiration: Dots. “On one of the rugs the dots are cut out and on the other rug the dots are in raised relief, so the pile itself becomes a decorative element in the design.”
Sofa $899 Designer: Nike Karlsson Inspiration: Old tubular steel sofas that are light and airy. Green angle: Uses metal pocket springs which are easier to recycle than typical stuffing.
Drawer $44.99/set of 4 Designer: Sarah Fager Inspiration: “Traditional spice drawers.” These offer more possibilities to decide about size and placement of storage. They can hang on a wall or spread them out. And you can see through the drawers to know what’s inside. Green angle: Made from PET plastic and bamboo.
TwinDuvetCoverSet$49.99 Designer: Maria Vinka Inspiration: “All my textiles all have dots. Dots are energetic and spread joy.” Green angle: Made of linen, which can be grown in cooler climates where artificial irrigation and pesticides are rarely needed.
Coffee Table $49 Designer: Ola Wihlborg Inspiration: She stumbled upon an IKEA tea trolley when browsing old catalogs. They’re old fashioned items, but “there’s still a need today for mobile things.” The casters on this coffee table make it mobile, and there’s a shelf for storage.
Stool $39 Designer: Lisa Norinder Inspiration: Her father was a designer at IKEA, so she further developed one of his chairs by removing the back so now it’s a cross between a chair and a stool. It’s stackable like a stool, making it a great extra to take out when there are guests.
High Back Armchair $89 Designer: Ebba Strandmark Inspiration: “Armchairs are true classics and they’ve had a given place in our kitchens for a very long time. Today, we socialize in our kitchens more than ever before. . . That puts high demands on comfort and is what inspired us. . . We raised the backrest and added two armrests. Now it’s easier to sit down and stand up, and you can lean back comfortably and spend hour after hour in the company of good friends.”
Dining Table $179 Designer: Jon Karlsson Inspiration: “Flirts with ’50s design.” Green angle: “Bamboo is a material that grows quickly, and when it’s layer-glued it becomes extremely hard and durable.”
Bowl (not yet priced) Designer: Marcus Arvonen Green angle: Produced in two versions with different materials; one in recycled PET plastic and one in WPC, a mixture of plastic and wood fiber. “PET is easier to recycle than WPC, but WPC is more environmentally friendly to produce. The bowls look the same, giving one the chance to think about the advantages and disadvantages of the materials.”
Daybed $350 for frame with two drawers Designer: Sarah Fager Inspiration: IKEAs daybed from just a few years ago. “My aim was to designe something that is comfortable regardless of whether you’re sitting or sleeping.”