If you have ever thought that IKEA's furniture pieces are just for cheap and cheerful home décor, think again. The value of certain IKEA items is skyrocketing due to their rarity and exclusive design.
The Rising Value of IKEA Furniture: GUIDE Shelving Unit
Take for instance the GUIDE shelving unit. First debuted in 1985, it was sold for a mere 65€, but now if you were to find one, its value has surged to nearly 2000€. This unit holds a special place on select resale platforms like Design Market.
More about the GUIDE Shelving Unit
The GUIDE shelving unit was the brainchild of designer Niels Gammelgaard. It is a metal structure that reaches a height and length of 170 cm. The standout feature being the reversible shelves in white and anthracite grey with edges that come in an assortment of four colors – red, blue, yellow, and green. From afar, it looks like a playful and colorful art piece.
Other IKEA High-Value Items
And it's not just the GUIDE Shelving unit, there are other items from IKEA's past that have appreciated significantly in value. Here are a few examples:
- Duett Suspension: Introduced in 1983, it was initially priced at 8.90€ and now it's valued around 250€.
- Impala armchair: This was initially sold for 37€ way back in 1972. Now, this item's value is a whopping 2300€.
So, the next time you stumble upon an IKEA piece in a yard sale or thrift shop, remember it might just be a hidden gem.