IKEA 1990, N/A
IKEA, 1990. Softcover. 322 pages. 25 x 21 cm. Text in Swedish. Used. VG · Front cover shows minor signs of wear. A fascinating time capsule of design trends. This IKEA original Swedish catalogue should still be looking to it as a source of style inspo. This catalogue contains a lot of iconic lamps and pieces like HÄPEN, designed by Ehlén Johansson in 1988. The black sculptures version of the iconic figurative coat stand (men and woman) with stained wood stopper. "For over 70 years, the IKEA catalogue was produced in Älmhult, constantly growing in number, scope and distribution. From the 1950s when Ingvar Kamprad wrote most of the texts himself, via the poppy, somewhat radical 1970s and all the way into the scaled-down 2000s – the IKEA catalogue always captured the spirit of the time. The 2021 IKEA catalogue was the very last one printed on paper"