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Oldie But Goodie: Rare Vintage IKEA Furniture That Can Fetch Up To £50,000
By Izza Sofia, 17 May 2017
Invar Panton's ‘Vilbert’ chair is now sold for £700
When you think of coveted vintage furniture, Scandinavian furniture giant IKEA probably is not the first brand that comes to mind.
However, collectors are now vying for rare vintage pieces that, in some cases, are being sold for up to £50,000. Evening Standard explains that the trend was discovered by Barnebys, a leading aggregator that tracks art market trends. A quick search on the website shows that several IKEA pieces are sold for prices that far exceed their initial retail prices.
Many of these sought-after items were a part of collaborations between IKEA and well-known designers of the times, while others are rare finds that were discontinued due to poor sales.
The most coveted piece of vintage IKEA furniture is the 1944 mushroom chair, which reportedly sold for £50,000 each.
Other examples include the leather chairs by Karen Mobring, which are being sold for £875, and a set of four colourful flatpack chairs from a 1993 collaboration with futuristic Dutch designer, which are being sold for £700.
Take a look at some of these rare vintage IKEA furniture below.
Amiral steel and leather chairs are sold for £875
‘Nejlika’ ceramics now cost a whopping £1,180
This book shelf and cabinet costs £3,000
[via Evening Standard]
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