IKEA Releases 72 Years Of Catalogs, Revealing How Design Has Evolved From 1950s
By Thanussha Priyah, 04 Sep 2020
Image via Inter IKEA Systems BV 2020
IKEA has released scans of its annual catalogs from the 1950s to 2021 on its online museum for users to browse through the trends of Scandinavian design over the years.
From retro graphics to modern minimalist outlays, the website shows how advertising and design trends have evolved in 72 years.
The IKEA Museum was launched back in June 2016 at what was once the first department store in Sweden. The museum runs permanent and temporary exhibitions to present the roots of the Swedish company.
Since traveling is not the best option right now amid the pandemic, you can experience the history of IKEA in the past 72 years through these catalogs instead.
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The IKEA catalogue through the ages The exhibition takes you on a journey through time and space, and gives you new perspectives on the IKEA catalogue. At ikeamuseum.com you can browse through all our Swedish catalogs digitally. For 70 years we’ve been coming to your home. Now it’s your turn to come to us! IKEA Katalogen genom tiderna Utställningen tar dig med på en resa genom tid och rum och ger dig nya perspektiv på IKEA katalogen. På ikeamuseum.com kan du bläddra igenom alla våra svenska kataloger digitalt. I 70 år har vi kommit hem till dig, nu får du titta in hos oss! . #IKEA #ikeakatalogen #ikeacatalogue
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