ISSUE 3  |  Paints & Patterns

Coming to Ikea: The Return of a Cult Stool (and More)

January 20, 2014 2:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

Just in time for spring, Ikea is introducing a new collection of pastel furniture and tabletop accessories in stores this spring. The collection is called Brí¥kig–that’s Swedish for “rowdy”–and includes a reissue of the Frosta Stool, a design directly influenced by the iconic Alvar Aalto Stool 60 (though the Frosta has four legs rather than of three). Here’s a sneak peak at some of our favorite items in the forthcoming Ikea collection (note that product names and prices are not yet available).

Above: A set of minimalist open shelves in the palest shade of rose. The shelves will be available at Ikea stores in the US on February 1st in the color shown here and in yellow, black, and white. Note that the shelves are not part of the Brí¥kig collection.

Above: We predict a run on this covetable desk made from copper-toned sawhorses and a simple piece of ply.

Above: The Frosta Stool, currently in full birch ply for £8 each in the UK, is available with pastel painted seats as part of the Brí¥kig collection.

Above: The Frosta Stool with a pale pink seat.

Above: This set of two-toned rugs have a strong resemblance to a Remodelista favorite, the Kavir Carpet from German design company e15.

Above: A pine wood dresser, ideal for a playful setting such as a kid’s room, has a mismatch of colorful knobs and sits on orange-painted legs.

Above: The underside of a plywood bench reveals a stealth hit of color.

Above: Chairs in natural birch veneer and pastel colors are inspired by Shaker-style dining chairs.

Are you an Ikea addict? See our recent post on their Industrial Chic Lighting collection and shop all our favorite designs from the store in our Product section. Also don’t miss Superfront: An Instant Upgrade for Ikea Cabinets.