New chairs, tables, wardrobes, shelves, and dressers galore from IKEA Singapore’s 2017 catalogue! We pick five reasons why we're besotted with the new collection
Hands up if you love IKEA Singapore as much as we do. While we do love quirky second-hand interiors and luxe furnishings, the Swedish furniture behemoth has long sealed its position in our hearts with the affordability and cutting-edge design of its products. And here’s some great news if you’ve been waiting for new additions to its impeccable showrooms: the all new 2017 catalogue drops August 25! To help you get planning on your shopping list, we give the low-down on what to expect with the new collection. You’re going to want to sit up – the catalogue’s a doozy.
The SÄLLSKAP collection: Tradition with a twist
Taking inspo from enduring Swedish design, the limited edition SÄLLSKAP collection (see above, available in October) features dining pieces made of solid materials and print patterns which celebrate traditional Scandinavian arts and crafts. All of the prints – from splashes to geraniums – are inspired by traditional patterns and include a modern twist.
IKEA PS: No waste products
Two things we love about the PS Line: It’s eco-conscious and exceptionally functional. Described as “high design values at a low price”, items from the PS line are made of recycled materials like wood, glass and plastic. We also love that furniture is smart and mobile; tables double up as stools, quilts fold into pillows, and moving boxes are easily stackable into chic storage boxes.
Flexible furniture offering compact solutions for tiny spaces
City dwellers like us are constantly thanking the IKEA Gods (also known as the brilliant designers) – the new collection is the answer for our space-deprived selves. Flexible furniture – designed to be hidden, folded, stacked or rolled away – are plenty here. Living with roomies? Book shelves and clothing racks easily transform a space into multiple private sleep zones. That chic balcony? Easily achievable with a tiny space. Keep your eyes peeled for the Vallentuna three-seat sofa – it’s rearrangeable into any shape or size (yep, you can convert it into a bed too!).
Living by your landlord’s long list of rules is no excuse for shoddy decor, especially when you’ve got IKEA’s design maestros lending a hand. Your imagination is the key here. One we particularly love is the no-drill wardrobe, made up of lightweight clothing racks, chic metal cubes (storage boxes) and a standing mirror.
IKEA relaunches its digital space
Come late September, IKEA’s catalogue will be viewable through a revamped app. Your shopping experience is now amplified – the new edition boasts an AR (augmented reality) mode with a 360° view, so you can virtually furnish your home with IKEA products and view it from all angles.
The IKEA 2017 catalogue lands in your mailbox on 25 August. Head here for more information.