Big news: more than a year after announcing plans to bring back the 1950s table that "began the flatpack revolution," furniture powerhouse Ikea is poised to start manufacturing and selling pieces it offered in the '50s, '60s, and '70s. It's all part of the brand's celebration of 70 years in business, a branding party that also included showcasing Ikea's vintage showrooms. The limited-edition, 26-piece ÅRGÅNG collection, which includes furniture, lighting, textiles, and tableware, will revive what Ikea calls "faithful old servants," like the butterfly chair and pendant lamp seen in the snippet of a 1956 IKEA catalog below, and a few of the pristine, Nordic designs that came to define quintessential midcentury modern furnishings.
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