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When the Ikea furniture become objects of collection

In Sweden, parts are "vintage" have gone the way of the sales rooms. This craze could well win the France... as objects emblematic of an era are increasingly

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When the Ikea furniture become objects of collection

In Sweden, parts are "vintage" have gone the way of the sales rooms. This craze could well win the France...

as objects emblematic of an era are increasingly rare, and their power of fascination tends to increase. Nostalgia helping, the eyes of collectors exchange, their interest is affirmed, and the rating of these pieces follows a curve upward on the auction market.

The news has recently highlighted the famous brand of Ikea, at the end of January, at the time of the death of its founder, the Swedish Ingvar Kamprad. What will be the fate of these pieces of furniture are manufactured in series for everyday use? Will they one day soar to the auction?

For the time being, prices remain wise. But, judging by the amounts identified on Barnebys, a site devoted to sales of objects of art, the rating Ikea shudders. Mainly Swedish, collectors, a growing number of give preference to furniture made from the early 1970s to the late 1990s, and designed by renowned designers such as Karin Mobring, Niels Gammelgaard, Tord Björklund or Gillis Lundgren...

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Armchairs and chairs of designers appeal to collectors

The number of the great success stories of the Ikea design is the comfortable armchair "Premiär-69", combining oak lacquered finish and leather clear, designed by Per-Olof Scotte. This model, which has completely transcended time, still gets the same success. Witness a pair of these chairs sold for 2100 € at Lauritz in 2015.

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flagship Piece of the 1970s, the armchair "Admiral", designed by Karin Mobring, includes a tubular structure of steel, enclosing a seat and backrest curved caramel leather. It is today part of the most popular. In may 2015, a pair of these chairs in the line fluid has found a taker for € 1600 at Bukowskis. Imagined by the designer Tord Björklund in the 1980s, the chaise longue "Skye", combining leather and steel, has become just as timeless. But its price remains modest: 510 euros was enough to take one of these chairs sold at Bukowskis, in September 2016.

Still at the chapter chairs, the value of the model, "Oti", designed by Niels Gammelgaard in the 1980s, has been hovering around 200 euros. An amount minimalist it can be linked to the pace unusual of this lattice of metal in the shape of a triangle, and seductive, above all, by his spirit chart.

Everything that is rare is expensive...

Paradoxically, the lack of success in their time by some of the manufacturing now contributes to increase their value. Their production is being stopped prematurely, because it has not captivated buyers in sufficient numbers, these parts prove to be rare on the market, and this scarcity is pushing up prices.

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This is notably the case of the "Collection 1700", inspired by the Swedish furniture Eighteenth century. Manufactured during the 1990s (until 1999), these pieces are among the most attractive in the eyes of collectors. Prices at the key. Last January, a series of eight chairs from this Collection "1700" has found a buyer for 3100 euros at Stockholms Auktionsverk Online. In 2013 already, a table "Bergslagen" had reached 2600 euros at Bukowskis.

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