Believe it or not, the world of IKEA furniture is attracting the attention of collectors and design enthusiasts. Items that were once standard home furnishings have now become valuable collectors' pieces. The humbly priced furniture is not just filling up homes, but also increasing in its worth with time.
The Rising Value of IKEA Furniture
As it was highlighted in 2024, the value of certain IKEA furniture has seen a steady increase over the years. The Mushroom chair, an iconic model from the 1950s, has seen a particular surge in demand. In just two years, its value rocketed by 1176 euros. A pair of these trendy chairs were even auctioned by Philips for a staggering 170,395€.
Other Anticipated High-value IKEA Pieces
Experts predict certain other IKEA furniture will also see an increase in their value by 2024. Among those are the vibrant Vilbert multicolor chair from the 1990s, the luxurious Amiral and Skopan collection armchairs, the vintage Impala armchair, and even the porcelain set from the 1700 Collection. Last but not least, the Bergslagen table also makes the list.
Not All IKEA Products are Hits
Notwithstanding its successes, IKEA has its share of failures too. The AIR inflatable sofa, despite its innovative design, received a flurry of customer complaints. IKEA's director, Marcus Engman, acknowledged it as a “total failure”. It's been widely recognized as one of the worst IKEA sofas ever sold.