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4 Hot Vintage Chairs You'll Never Believe Are IKEA!


Everyone knows IKEA as that big yellow and blue Swedish store selling low cost furniture (and meatballs). But did you know it can also be a bit of a vintage gold mine? Yes, really! I'm talking sought after IKEA pieces that are catching the eyes of collectors around the world! Some are originals from the 60s and 70s and others might have been sold as part of a limited-edition collection such as the Stockholm PS range or in collaboration with a designer. Either way, they're fabulous, on trend and you might already have one lurking in your home! Here are four, sought after, vintage IKEA chairs that are hot right now in the world of vintage:

1. EKER chair
Designed by Gillis Ljunggren in 1960. Original price €6.50 ($7.25). Today's second hand value circa €100 ($110).
2. NATURA chair 
Designed by Karin Mobring in 1970. Original price €55 ($61). Today's second hand value circa. €500 ($558)
3. KROKEN chair
Designed by Christer Blomquist in 1969. Original price €28 ($31). Today's second hand value circa. €100 ($110)


4. AMIRAL chair
Designed by Karin Mobring in 1970. Original value €20 ($22). Today's second hand value circa €450 ($500).








I can't believe these are IKEA! They look like true design classics! Little wonder they've gone up in value over the years!

Do you have a favourite?

Perhaps you already have one of these in your home? If so, there might just be a queue of people on eBay waiting to buy it!

Next time you're in IKEA, why not consider how you can turn a purchase into a collector's item. Here are four things to think about:

1. Look for high quality furniture that will age with grace
2. Keep an eye out for pieces with a classic / iconic form
3. Opt for limited edition pieces from collections such as the Stockholm PS range (released each year) and designer collaborations etc.
4. Pick out items made from limited edition fabrics

Do you have anything at home that you bought for a song that has become a collector's item? If so, I'd love to hear about it!

Niki

PS I'm hiking along the Hardangar fruit trail in Norway today with Shaun Russell from Skandinavisk and perfumer, Stefan. It's breathtakingly beautiful. Follow along on Instagram stories if you're curious!


Photography courtesy of Ikea Livet hemma.
Thank you to Felicia Alm for contributing to this post



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  1. It's not a collector's piece, but I recently bought a vintage Ikea dining table - circular with a leaf that folds out from the middle to seat ten comfortably. It's rock solid and a total classic.

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