Ikea does Mid-Century Modern

Ikea does Mid-Century Modern



When we think of Ikea, we probably think modern, affordable, flat-packed furniture. Of course not everything Ikea sells is flatly packed and some of it evokes a modern of the mid-century variety. Here's a couple of cases in point. Pictured above is the Docksta Dining Table ($149) and below is Eero Saarinen's white laminate Tulip Table ($1,543.00).


saarinen dining - white laminate

Not quite as similar to each other is Ikea's version of Saarinen's Tulip Chair. Saarinen's creation is up first, which could set you back about $1,000 for the non-swivel version to $1700 for the swivel version:

created at: 2010/01/07


And to And now Ikea's version ($139), which does swivel and comes with a detachable pad:

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If you don't care for the pad the Ikea version comes with, you could always make a new one with the help of ModHomeEcTeacher's tutorial featured in Make-It! Mid-Century Modern

Of course, not all people want furniture that looks like tulips. Ikea has those mid-century minded customers covered with their Stockholm Collection, which has a definite mid-century vibe. Here's some offerings:

The Stockholm Easy Chair ($299):


Ikea Stockholm Glass-door Cabinet ($299):

IKEA STOCKHOLM Glass-door cabinet

Ikea Stockholm Coffee Table ($199):


You can see the rest of the Stockholm Collection here, and for more ideas on how to use Mid-Century Modern inspired design in your own home, check out Curbly's MCM how-to manual, Make It! Mid-Century Modern.


created at: 2010/01/05

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