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 solutions for various types of appliances, furniture, and home decor pieces and its interior design work is often associated with an eco-friendly simplicity.
Recently, Nordic Style Magazine has looked into some vintage photos and discovered a collection of old IKEA 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 IKEA design trends and remind us of those vintage designs that we were glad to forget. Scroll down and take a look at what IKEA furniture people have been assembling since 1951!