Built to last longer
The STOCKHOLM 2013 collection is a wide range of furniture that should last longer than one generation. That's quite a strong statement coming from Ikea, a brand that we often link with furniture that falls apart after a move. That's why they are calling it “Smart Craftsmanship”. They have used materials like walnut, an elegant hardwood known for its strength and durability. A material that also becomes better with age and usage. I also like the sofa in full-grain leather, but my absolute favorite of the collection are those beautiful dining chairs. Another material they used is porcelain, something that has been a favorite for centuries. The mouth blown vases are also eye-catchers.
— Ola Wihlborg
We wanted to contrast straight lines and curved shapes, painted surfaces and natural wood, glossy finishes with matte surfaces.
The whole collection consists of individual pieces that belong to the same family but are also perfectly combinable with your other furniture. The furniture has a distinctly Scandinavian touch. According to Ikea this collection is manufactured, packaged and transported in a way that it gives customers the best value for money. The fourth installment of STOCKHOLM took three years to create.
The collection seems inspired by the 50s and 60s but is still timeless enough to last a long life cycle. Mid-Century Modern. The running theme through the whole collection is nature with the organic shapes, textures, and color schemes. In the two movies below you'll hear what inspired this collection from Viveca Olsson, Creative Director of the STOCKHOLM collection and Ola Wihlborg, one of the designers behind the STOCKHOLM collection.
There is much more in the Ikea STOCKHOLM collection. I've only scratched the surface. Browse the full collection here.
All photographs by Ikea