For the past two decades, Ikea has been releasing "PS collections" every three years, spotlighting unorthodox ideas that otherwise might never be considered for mass production. The newest PS collection, launching next month, will continue exploring the theme of the 2014 release, which focused on—who else?—young urban dwellers.
This, as we have come to know from all sorts of recent furniture lines targeting millennials, is code for young people who tend to live in small spaces, move frequently, and care about the environmental impact of what they buy. As such, the collection of furniture and home goods in PS 2017 offers space-efficient designs like folding stools, jackets that double as blankets, and arm chairs that join into a love seat.
Also neat to see is Ikea padding its eco-friendly cred: Many items in the collection of over 50 products are completely made of recycled materials like PET plastic bottles and defective glass sourced from the retailer's production facility in China. There's also a lightweight, 3D-knitted armchair that offers durability and surprising comfort (we've tested this one out!) without relying on bulky foam.
Here are some highlights to watch out for.
This article was originally published on 06/16/16. Last updated: 01/26/17.