What The Perfect Home Looked Like From 1951 To 2000, According To Vintage IKEA Catalogs


If you’re like us, IKEA is probably your home’s best friend. Its father, Feodor Ingvar Kamprad, founded the company in 1943 when he was only 17. Even the iconic yellow-blue logo is an acronym, composed of his initials paired with the first letter of Elmtaryd, the name of the farm where he grew up, and Aggunaryd, his Swedish hometown. To become the retail giant with over 43 billion dollars in revenue that it is today, IKEA focused on cost control, operational details, and continuous product development. The company is known for its modernist designs for various types of appliances and furniture, and its interior design work is often associated with an eco-friendly simplicity. Recently, Nordic Style Magazine has looked into IKEA and discovered a collection of old catalog covers, provided by Smörgås Pinners, the official Pinterest account of the company’s communication team. You might want to grab your favorite ‘POÄNG’ chair for this one because the series perfectly reveal the hottest interior design trends. Scroll down and take a look what furniture people have been assembling since 1951!

What’s your favorite IKEA design?

  1. 1 1951


  2. 2 1955


  3. 3 1957


  4. 4 1962


  5. 5 1963


  6. 6 1964


  7. 7 1965


  8. 8 1966


  9. 9 1967


  10. 10 1969



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