Ikea’s New Collaboration Is a Goldmine of Design-Forward Housewares

Featuring a refreshed version of that iconic Ikea shopping bag.


2017 is shaping up to be Ikea’s year. Its products continue to get better-looking and more function driven, it made waves with the release of its first bicycle, it acquired on-demand handyman service Taskrabbit, and now, its long-awaited and much-hyped collaboration with contemporary Danish design studio Hay has officially launched.

Dubbed Ypperlig, Swedish for “excellent,” the series is comprised of modern, functional basics — an antidote to the utilitarian starter pieces found in apartments across the globe. The collection, consisting of more than 60 items, features bare-bones wooden furniture with a clean, stained-ash veneer, injection-molded (read: assembly-free!) chairs and powder-coated mirrors and task lamps. But it’s the updated Frakta shopping bag that will likely be a bestseller. See the full collection here, and find five minimal, low-cost pieces to inject new energy into tired spaces below.

Ypperlig Shopping Bag by Ikea x Hay $2

Ypperlig Magazine Stand by Ikea x Hay $15

Ypperlig Coffee Table by Ikea x Hay $40

Ypperlig Armchair by Ikea x Hay $69

Ypperlig Cushion Cover by Ikea x Hay $6

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