Our 10 Picks from Ikea’s 40th Catalogue
With so many options hitting the well-mapped-out floor, we’ve narrowed down this season’s must-haves.
1. Söderhamn Chaise
Typically a chaise can be quite an awkward addition to a living room, demanding wall space and isolation from other furniture. But the purposefully-designed straight edges on the Söderhamn chaise ($450) mean it can be set adjacent to other items or stand alone, making it a practical addition to any lounge area.
2. Alseda Stool
Made from banana fibre, this Alseda stool ($39.99) could also be used as a footrest or as that place in your living room where you dump books or magazines—we all have that place, right?
3. Pendant Lamp in White and Copper
The design of the new PS 2014 pendant lamp ($159) allows for a touch of metallic that can be adjusted to suit your room. This lamp is crying out to be hung over an industrial-style table in a lightly coloured dining room.
4. Bittergurka Plant Pot
This plant pot ($15.99) almost encourages us to try harder to keep our plants alive. Almost. The steel pot with a white powder coating and bamboo feet make this simple silhouette a great addition to any space.
5. Sinnerlig Stool
These natural cork stools ($59.99) are both dirt-repellant and pretty to look at. Available in two colour palettes, the stools can hold up to 220lbs. (Hey, we’re not here to judge…).
6. Övraryd Table Top with Backaryd Underframe
7. Grönadal Rocking Chair
The back rest and seat of this rocking chair ($149) are handwoven, creating a loose comfort that people can actually sit on rather than a decorative rocking chair rarely used by guests.
8. Roskilde Rug
The blue hues on the Roskilde rug ($149) will compliment any neutral space, and the fact that it’s flatwoven makes it perfect to place underneath a dining set as chairs can be easily moved.
9. Stillhet Tealight Holder
Challenge your guests to guess where these stainless steel tealight holders ($7.99) are from—bet they won’t be able to.