You could argue that Ikea lost it’s originality after they started the flat-pack revolution in the 1950’s - 1960’s, creating design as a mass-market product. Remembering that time, Ikea is reissuing some of their early signature pieces from the 1950’s. Is this exciting news, well it could go both ways.
If you are like us at Brik you may find Ikea a useful destination for those one off pieces of necessary furniture on the cheap, a large wardrobe, some boxes, perhaps a candle or two or even a teapot. Although it’s unlikely they’ll feel as celebrated as your reclaimed 50’s piece they do the job and don’t look too naff. On hearing this latest news you might feel one of two things: One: you’re happy that finding quirky fifties furniture to finish your home just got a lot easier. Or two: you’re frustrated that all that effort of collecting your most unique pieces has now been diluted by everyman and his dog bundling them, flat pack, into their cars in Croydon on Saturdays.
Whichever of the two you are, it’s great news for Ikea and they should be celebrated for not forgetting where they came from.
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