Inspired by Henen’s comeback, and exciting new product releases, I must say a few words on the new IKEA PS collection. I guess you’ve seen these pics around quite a lot lately, but in my opinion it’s all worth the buzz. I’m impressed! Great styling too, let’s begin with my fav pic:
In this seventh PS [post scriptum] collection, IKEA derived inspiration from its own archives. The 46 new products are inspired by old catalogue images, and the design is updated with a 2012 twist and durable materials. Totally in trend! This last year retro styles, 50’s to 70’s leading way, has been almost overwhelming. But it’s really cool of IKEA to do this I think. Looking at the past is the way forward. And glancing through old IKEA catalogues is indeed a pleasure, just look at the 1965 edition here…
This chest of drawers, made of fast-growing pine, is a favourite of mine. Really easy to personalize – a gorgeous base. Won’t fit into our home right now, but next house!
Here’s the ballet-dressed lamp again (also on top pic). Funny thing! Great to mix into a rough/industrial or of course any style (as long as it’s not allover rosy romantic or shabby chic)). The chair is kind of cool too. I guess the yellow antlers and the owl aren’t part of the collection, but who knows, I like the direction it all is taking..
Another new lamp looking good. Possibly a renewal is ahead in the bedding section? That would be nice, IKEA can not be blamed for being fashion-forward on that note. Lastly, some nice new vases.
IKEA PS 2012 will be available from May 2012. Now let’s hope the IKEA stores will be updated styling-wise accordingly. A large PS section, restyled every month, would certainly be the icing on this cake!