Not that we need another reason to love IKEA, but alas, we have been provided with one. BILLY is the new IKEA archive platform that is selling over a hundred vintage pieces. Classics such as Harry Allen’s KILA lamp, Niels Gammelgaard’s TED NET chair, along with many others, are now available for you to purchase.
The London-based homeware project BILLY officially announced an IKEA archive sale, bringing over 100 pieces from IKEA’s eccentric and spectacular back catalog to fans of the Swedish design brand all over the world (and they are many). Much like every normal person, the founder of BILLY, Harry Stayt, has been fascinated with IKEA since he founded his project over five years ago. While studying furniture design at Camberwell College of Arts, Stayt took a trip to Älmhult, Sweden, where he acquired vintage IKEA catalogs that date back to the 1970’s. Since then, Stayt has been researching modular furniture and has built a peculiar inventory of IKEA goods that went live yesterday.
Now, you may think that the name of the project is familiar, and if you’re an IKEA fanatic like I am, you’d know that it is based on the best-selling bookcase of the same name. BILLY is set to offer a collection spanning five decades and containing many radical designs that may have been too adventurous for the commonplace market.
BILLY’s online IKEA archive sale opened on November 26 via the BILLY for Sale website and I for one cannot wait to get my hands on some of these products.
Photo via BILLY