Following in the footsteps of my colleagues, I have also decided to launch myself to share with you my impressions of the Ikea catalog 2011, that magazine that every year awaits us in September and that in my house occupies a prominent place, next to the books that I consult most throughout the year (and that I recycle when its period of validity ends). I have also chosen four objects from this year's news that I want to share with you.
This year I had to help furnish a couple of houses, so, although the Catalogue I have it in my hands for a week, I have seen the new furniture in the Ikea stores since July more or less, so my idyll with the pieces that I review today comes from afar (and I don't think it's a “summer roll”, since I want them in my house sooner or later). Are you with me
He Kivik sofa It is one of the big bets of the Swedish multinational for this year 2011. During a presentation to which we went, we were explaining that to develop it they asked what is the use that we give the Spanish to the sofas. And they answered what you are thinking: for the Naps (but not only for them, eye).
To make the sofa optimal, they decided to provide it with low armrests that in other models it was more uncomfortable to rest your head on it. They also made the deepest seat to increase the "enveloping" sensation in the case of wanting to use it sitting (which in my opinion would be its greatest use) and, as in other models, it is expandable through a series of modules to transform it into a corner with chaise-longues. In its most basic version, the white one, costs 349 euros and from there you have to add if you want another color (I have fallen in love with the blue of the photo, which rises to 399).
These days back to school, I am sure that many mothers are going to leave Ikea with one of these Micke desks, since not only for its price (in its basic version, the one you see on these lines, they cost 38 euros) but its design speaks for itself. With an undeniably Nordic inspiration, they adapt to any corner due to their reduced size, 73 cm wide and 50 cm deep, and also includes a practical hole through which to put the cables of the computers we all have.
In addition, they have designed a whole line around this desk that includes drawers and shelves, and is manufactured in three models; this one that you have orange and white, white and blue, white and birch effect and black and white. The biggest drawback I see is that it is a bit weak to lean on him, although for that price I would not ask for much more.
This year Ikea has decided to explore its side more Nordic and has done it through the line of Birgit textiles. This collection includes duvet covers, curtains, blankets and cushions that retain that warm air that I attributed to the Swedes before meeting Ikea.
In the Birgit collection we have cross stitch prints in red, blue and green colors combined with white and that makes you want to warm up with them. I propose, for example, the set of duvet cover and pillows that comes out for 35.95 in its version for double bed, which you have on these lines and that responds to the name Birgit Lantlig.
I have to confess that with the Ikea sheets I have a love-hate relationship. When I see them for the first time in the catalog, I think they would do well in my house, but throughout the year I ended up so tired of seeing her in houses of acquaintances who have had the same idea as me that in the end I discard it. That is probably what happened to me with the Solmyra sheets, which are the novelty of this year.
The sheet that you have on these lines has been designed by Deborah Azzopardi, and measures 50 × 70 cm. This is one of three in the new Solmyra line that costs 9.99 euros. If your thing is not pop art, know that the other two are more abstract and that because of their color they look good in many environments.
Do you already have a favorite? I think that of these four I would keep the desk. He is so cute!