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Nice new stuff coming to IKEA in February!

Yesterday I took a peek at all of the new things coming to IKEA next month (some of these things have been available in Europe for a while, but we’re slow to get new stuff here in the US sometimes), and I am so blown away that I almost don’t even know where to start. I’m sure lots of other blogs will, of course, be showcasing the new lines in their entirety, so I’m just pulling a bunch of my favorites. There’s so much good stuff. Sometimes IKEA just really nails it, you know?


✚ DALSHULT/SLÄHULT table, $189 Solid birch with white laminate top
✚ KRUSNING lamp shade, $9.99 Paper / design by Sigga Heimis

I adore this dining table. The trestle base is so quintessentially Scandinavian, and immediately brings to mind Hans Wegner’s classic X-leg design. The shape of the top makes me think of Piet Hein’s Superelipse tables. It’s a gorgeous combination. I really wish I had somewhere to put this table to use.

The lamp is the work of Malmö-based designer Sigga Heimis, and it’s made of paper. It can be shaped however you like!

Because I know it will come up, let’s talk about the much-beloved FROSTA stools pictured here. They’re clearly heavily inspired by Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60 (years ago, I modified a pair to make them even more Aalto-esque), but they’ve also managed to become an IKEA classic over the years. Sadly (some might say traumatically), IKEA discontinued FROSTA in the North American market a couple of years ago. They made a comeback of sorts in 2014, but only with tops painted yellow and red. It’s really a shame, because the banded-ply edge of the unpainted version is really what made it so nice! It’s still available in the European market, though, so if you had to cram a couple in a suitcase…

IKEA, if you’re listening, bring the original FROSTA stools back to North America!


✚ REBBESTAD/RYGGESTAD table, $179 Black-stained solid pine
✚ RISATORP kitchen cart, $59.99 Steel & solid birch handle / design by Wiebke Braasch
✚ RISATORP basket, $12.99 Steel & bent birch veneer / design by Wiebke Braasch

Another great dining table with nice legs! I’m really happy to see IKEA incorporating more true black-stained pieces like this and the OLOFSTORP cabinet I hung in my dining room. It’s a very nice change from that weird brown-black color that’s been prevalent on their darker furniture for so long.

I’m really digging the whole RISATORP line. That combination of birch and powder-coated white steel gets an A+ from me. I can see using that cart in any number of rooms, from kitchens to bathrooms to art studios to entryways.


Another look at the RISATORP kitchen cart. Those wheels are beautiful!

Side note: Mmmmm, Brussels sprouts. I’m going to have to make my mapled Brussels sprouts recipe this weekend!


✚ NORNÄS queen bed frame, $299 Lacquered solid pine
✚ NORNÄS nightstand, $89 Untreated solid pine

First of all, hats off to the stylists who put this room together. The combination of bare plywood walls and a painted floor (that blue!) is perfection.

The solid pine pieces in the NORNÄS collection (seen here and and the next two photos) are the work of brother and sister design team Marianne Hagberg and Knut Hagberg. All of the wood used to manufacture this line is sourced in the far north of Sweden, cut in a waste-minimizing manner from well-managed forests. IKEA has received a lot of criticism in the past for deforestation practices, and I am glad to see them taking some steps in the right direction. It may not be everything, but it’s something. (I’m also pleased to see even more solid wood in IKEA’s collection, since those are the pieces that can absolutely last for generations!)


✚ TNORNÄS table, $199 Untreated solid pine
✚ NORNÄS bench, $89 Untreated solid pine

Like many of the pieces in the NORNÄS line, both the bench and table seen here arrive unpainted, made of untreated wood—the legs of the bench have been painted black for this shoot. Yes, that means you’d have to treat the top of the table with something (wax, poly, whatever works best for your purposes), but it’s so nice to have the option to easily paint or stain this type of furniture. I personally love the look of pine, but imagine that table with the legs painted white, or the bench painted entirely yellow. They’d take on a whole new feel.


✚ NORNÄS wall cabinet, $79 Untreated solid pine & tempered glass

Man, how I love a good wall cabinet. There are several good glass-front pieces in the NORNÄS line, three of them wall-mounted and one with legs. All have really nice beveled, mitered corners, and again, the untreated wood allows you to paint them however you wish.


✚ SPRUTT cabinet, $89.99 Powder-coated steel / Design by Marcus Arvonen
✚ SPRUTT knob rack, $24.99 Powder-coated steel
✚ SPRUTT cart, $39.99 Powder-coated steel & plastic

The SPRUTT collection is so much fun, and fits right in with other great powder-coated steel IKEA stuff like their ubiquitous PS locker and the cork-topped KVISSLE office storage series, a personal favorite of mine.


The SPRUTT cabinet is particularly cool. What is it about things that resemble card files?? I guess it’s the promise of being SO organized that you require not just one or two separate drawers, but nine. And labels. To be honest, labels kind of stress me out, so I like that they’ve just used colors and shapes in this styling shot. I can get behind that. Where do you think you could use a cabinet like this? It’s pretty substantial at 12″ deep, so it could even work in the kitchen for storing extra flatware, napkins, jars of spices…it’s a great piece. So many possibilities!


And finally, the SPRUTT knob rack. How can you not love this?! Ahhhh, that bright yellow. So good!! Keys, necklaces, dog leashes, scarves…this thing would be great in an entryway where you don’t have much clearance since it’s less than 3″ deep—but at 63″ wide, it’ll still add visual interest. I could even see just mounting it on the wall as a decorative object, honestly.

Also, I now need white Swedish headphones.

All images courtesy of IKEA

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  • Reply chris January 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    That trestle base table is the best of the bunch. Thanks Anna for always giving us the sneak peek !

  • Reply Erica January 9, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I NEED that SPRUTT cabinet so bad for all of my incense and potions!!! WANT WANT WANT!

  • Reply Devyn January 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Also coming out next month is Sektion, the new kitchens which are replacing the to be discontinued Akurum. I have been checking out the European versions (Metod) on the UK Ikea site.

    We held off on doing our kitchen last fall because we were told of the upcoming change (we have a very temporary kitchen in the meantime). We are especially excited about the new black/brown cabinet boxes (no more fake birch) which will look fabulous in our black and white kitchen.

  • Reply Jeanatte January 9, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I might need all of the SPRUTT stuff. I also love the Nornas wall cabinet. I don’t know what I’d put in there.. I just want it though. D:

  • Reply Leyla January 9, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Love the entire Nornas range!

  • Reply Tricia S. January 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Wow. This collection just clicked with me. There goes my tax refund….

  • Reply ombia January 9, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Wow, really great stuff!!! Risatorp collection is so beautiful.

  • Reply Summer January 9, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Ugh, Anna, you’re killing me with this post! I want nearly all of it! Thank you for this post…now to prioritize….

  • Reply Victoria Smith January 9, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    nice nice nice! love that DALSHULT table!

  • Reply charlotte January 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I love the table!

  • Reply justin January 10, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    If we truly believe in Frosta, I know he will come back to us.

    Thanks for the very well-curated cliffs notes to Ikea :). I’m getting the giant X.

  • Reply Jenn Coyle January 11, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I love all the new things that have been coming out recently. We went to the store last night and noticed that IKEA is really stepping up its game with its higher end stuff, too. Great share!

  • Reply joanna January 13, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Poland is “supposedly” in Europe, but this collection is definitely not available here.
    Well, it’s not the first time…

    Anyway, I have a problem with Ikea – their stuff looks nice in the pictures, but usually is dissapointing in reality. Which doesn’t mean that I don’t have some Ikea in my house. Their kitchen cabinets are great (the old system at least – the new gets poor reviews), their sofa has 10 years and still holds nicely and some others. I never have any luck with their rugs though. I wonder, if their vintage persian line (do you have them in US?) would be any better?

    • Anna @ D16 January 13, 2015 at 7:03 am

      Hmmm, my experiences with IKEA have been quite different! I have several pieces (like my huge dining room table) that have seen over a decade of use now, and are still rock solid. They make some poor-quality, very cheap things, but it’s not hard to tell what’s what when you’re in the store. A lot of what they sell really is made to last a very long time. My house is comprised of about 60% IKEA, 40% very “high-end” furniture, and I have zero complaints. Same goes for their rugs—if you go with a wool flatweave, you won’t be disappointed. A polypropylene pile carpet is going to let you down. It’s all about examining materials, construction, and design—just like when shopping at any store. 🙂

      (And yes, you can buy Persian rugs at IKEA in the US, but they’re not vintage…and they’re very expensive.)

    • joanna January 14, 2015 at 3:38 am

      It’s one of my many vices – I can’t tell a a good quality product from a bad one until it’s too late. I hate it.
      But as I read your positive reviews of Ikea stuff, I don’t cross them out.
      The other thing is – you have such a lovely home. Everything looks better in such environment.
      I always wonder what would you (or Daniel) do to my crappy 80-s house:D.

  • Reply Elisabet January 13, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I’m pretty sure Sigga Heimis is Icelandic, her artist’s name is short for Sigríður Heimisdóttir. Being Icelandic myself, it bothers me when we get confused with the Swedes! 🙂

    • Anna @ D16 January 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Thanks for the correction, Elisabet! She is based in Malmö, hence my confusion—her bio does not specify where she was born. 🙂

  • Reply Summer January 13, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I love the DALSHULT/SLÄHULT table, and I need a new dining table, but it’s perhaps a little on the small side. It would be good for a small space, or secondary table, but not for (me) having company over. Poo. Still, I can’t help but try to figure out a way to make it work.

  • Reply Tanner January 21, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Where did you find the complete list or website of upcoming IKEA furniture? 🙂

    • Anna @ D16 January 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Directly from them! IKEA’s PR team sends out announcements to media/bloggers in advance of product line releases, and they supply high-res photos upon request. 🙂

  • Reply Leitia January 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    So if you got info on what’s coming, did you see anything about a new sectional? They have discontinued the Isunda Gray cover for the Karlstad sectional sofa and I want so bad…anything to replace that? 😉

  • Reply Karisa | Petite Modern Life January 21, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Anna, your list of the up and coming rekindled a special love I have for Ikea. Some of these pieces took away the pressure I’ve felt to make my own design for something beautiful, minimal, and durable. Great presentation. Thank you!

  • Reply Dustin February 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Do you have a date for the release of this stuff in the US?

    • Anna @ D16 February 6, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      All of these products should start rolling out this month, Dustin! You can check the inventory for your local IKEA store to see if what you’re looking for has arrived there yet:

  • Reply Shiba August 10, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Any clue what are the white serving bowls? I can find them on the US IKEA site.

    • Anna @ D16 August 10, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      I don’t know, Shiba, I’m sorry!

    • Shiba August 14, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      no worries – if I figure it out, I’ll let you know…

  • Reply Aaron August 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I’m lusting after the plywood headboard they have paired with the NORNÄS! Been dreaming of making one (with a pair headboard/wall-mounted bedside tables) to go with our Mandal bed frame.

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