10 Easy Pieces: Ikea Classics by

Issue 42 · Rustic Timbers · October 15, 2008

10 Easy Pieces: Ikea Classics

Issue 42 · Rustic Timbers · October 15, 2008

We are big believers in furniture that endures, especially if the purchase involves a hefty fiscal investment. Although Ikea can seem the antithesis of this—a quick, cheap fix—we find ourselves coming back to a handful of Ikea classics, pieces that transcend current trends (and which we often see in the glossy pages of some of our favorite interior magazines). Plus, these pieces stand up (all four of us have these in our houses). Here are our top 10:

Below: Vika Artur trestle in birch or white; $30.


Below: Lack Wall Shelf with concealed mounts in birch, black-brown, or white; $24.99.


Below: PS Steel Cabinet; available in red, white, or silver for $99.99.


Below: Birch veneer Frosta Stool; $12.99.

frosta-stool, Ikea

Below: Norvald Chair, available in black, red and white; $69.99.


Below: Varde Base Kitchen Cabinet in birch; $349.


Below: Knodd 11-Gallon Bin with lid; $24.99.

knodd-bin, Ikea

Below: Birch veneer Benjamin Stool; $19.99.


Below: Knuff Magazine File; $4.99.


Below: Bumerang Clothes Hanger; $3.95 for eight.


Below: Merete Curtain; $49.99 a pair.


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