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Vintage Ikea Furniture for Sale

Vintage Ikea is big business. These secondhand Swedish hits have got design buffs infatuated.

Ikea is known for its back-to-life, back-to-uni dorm decor, and space-saving ideas. It's where you go to create the room of your dreams for a fraction of the cost and not too cute to boot interior design you can leave behind when you move out.

Vintage Ikea furniture and their 1970s and 80s cheerful retro chairs Ikea designs were perhaps once too extreme for a mass audience, but now thanks to a newfound obsession, they speak to dealers and collectors seeking some greatest hits of Scandinavian design, reframing the Swedish furniture giant as an innovative, unpretentious approach to design.

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad emphasised its always been driven by design. When he started the company in 1943 as a mail-order business, later commissioning designs himself, the brand has collaborated with some notable designers like Verner Panton and Niels Gammelgaard.

The thrill of the old Ikea furniture chase is not only the price tag but finding something from such a familiar face. The home of the IKEA Museum has proven to be a valuable tool for pursuing desired pieces such as the Billy bookcase, the Vilbert chair, and even garden furniture. Forty rare IKEA catalogues were discovered dating back to the seventies.

Give this modernist back-to-basics a try; maybe you'll find a retro sideboard Ikea bargain for your retirement fund.

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Why we love vintage IKEA furniture

We love vintage IKEA furniture. As one of the biggest and best-known furniture retailers on earth, one-of-a-kind pieces might not spring to mind when you think of a Swedish furniture giant. Think again… this symbol of Scandinavian style has made affordable, down-to-earth, durable furniture since 1943. Since landing on UK shores in the late eighties, they’ve added a playful twist to everyday essentials, making IKEA furniture fun and functional. And over the years, some old Ikea furniture designs have reached legendary status. This brand is universally loved for its affordability, relatability, and no-nonsense design, whether a simple retro chair Ikea or showstopping retro sideboards Ikea. Sought-after-style icons like the Billy bookcase, Klippan sofa, Lack side table, and Poang chair have been around for decades, and their timeless appeal means they still fly off the shelves today. Thanks to interior design junkies and retro furniture fans, vintage furniture is making a comeback; sure, they continue to make furniture today, but who wouldn’t want to own something that was at the cutting-edge of interior design when it came out? You could pair your vintage IKEA finds with an antique Danish sofa, Scandi-inspired sideboard or some 1960s decor. Products made in small numbers are among the most coveted, but mass-produced pieces are now sought after if the design is deemed iconic. For many, the brand was at its peak in the eighties and nineties, when young professionals and cool urbanites snapped up the stylish Swedish designs to kit out their apartments. Mid-century-modern style Danish designers heavily influence furniture innovations from the 1960s, while products from the eighties reflect the yuppie fashion, with lots of chrome and leather, and of course, you’ll find plenty of influences from Scandinavian-modern furniture designers. Vintage furniture has become so much of a collector’s item that even pieces from the nineties are now bought and sold by those in the know. Finding vintage furniture from this Scandi line can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. Along with hundreds of other iconic furniture and home décor brands, Vinterior brings together the best of vintage furniture all in one place. Our collection is constantly updated, and you’ll find a variety of vintage furniture for sale, from seating to shelves to sideboards. IKEA originals sit alongside collaborations with some of the world’s most respected furniture designers. Search by product, material, decade, and designer to find your ideal vintage piece.

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