IKEA Through the Years – This Is How Interior Design Has Developed From the 50s and on

IKEA was founded back in 1943 by Feodor Ingvar Kamprad when he was only 17. It is the largest furniture retailor since 2008, and we simply can’t imagine our lives without it. It is so nice to know that whenever you need something related to home decor you will find it all in one place. For decades now, IKEA is known for its modernist designs for various types of appliances and furniture. Its interior design work is often associated with an eco-friendly simplicity. In addition, the firm is known for its attention to cost control, and operational details. The continuous product development has allowed IKEA to lower its prices by an average of two to three percent.

Through time we can see how much the style has changed. Today all we want is to surround ourselves with as less as possible. You probably have noticed that all interior designs are based on earth tones, and the pure white dominates almost everywhere. This way we provide a clean and aesthetic environment to surround ourselves.

However, let’s just go back for a moment and see how everything used to be in the past.  Nordic Style Magazine has looked into IKEA and discovered a collection of old catalog covers, provided by Smörgås Pinners. This collection perfectly portrays how the idea of a perfect decor has developed! We collected some of its images and we invite you to scroll down below and check it out. Make sure to upvote your favorite, and elt us know which style you think should come back again.

1. 1951

2. 1955

3. 1957

4. 1962

5. 1963


7. 1965

8. 1966

9. 1967

10. 1969

11. 1970

12. 1971

13. 1972

14. 1973

15. 1974

16. 1977

17. 1978

18. 1979

19. 1980

20. 1981

21. 1983

22. 1985

23. 1986

24. 1987

25. 1989

26. 1990

27. 1991

28. 1992


30. 1995

31. 1997

32. 1998

33. 1999

34. 2000

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25 Insanely Creative Tattoos That Transform When The Person’s Body Moves

Elbows and kneecaps are perhaps the most challenging (and painful) body parts to tattoo. People seldom opt to tattoo over joints because those tattoos fade faster as they are in constant motion and don’t have the same time to heal. Hence, instead of tattooing over the joints, many opt to tattoo around them. Although this comes with its own challenges, it’s a pretty ‘grateful’ location for some funky and creative designs that ink-lovers are often drawn to.

This is where ‘moving tattoos’ come in place. Moving tattoos are those that transform as the person moves. The design and placement are rather tricky because the artist must ensure that the design follows and flows along the lines and contours of the body when it’s moving. It’s easier shown than explained, so take a look at some quirky and original tattoo designs that reveal their essence when the canvas moves.

#1 We’re Twerkin’ Our Way Into 2022

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#2 See How This Baby Folds Up

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#3 Trapeze Artists

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#4 Sad Elbow Wrinkle

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#5 Lapin

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#6 Humpback Whale Diving With The Arm

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#7 Animated Giraffe, Eating Some Flowers. This Was A Fun One

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#8 Siamese Fish

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#9 Freehand Done At Home

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#10 Got To Finish This Super Fun Beetle Today

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#11 Almost Fully Healed

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#12 Bendy Ladder

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#13 Butterfly Eyes

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#14 Elephant

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#15 Funny Tattoo

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#16 The Oyster Is Possessive Of The Pearl. But It Is The Artisan Who Makes Her Feel Like A Jewel

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#17 Metamorphosis

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#18 Donnie Darko

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#19 Moving Dinosaur Tattoo

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#20 Heart

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#21 Freehand Done At Home

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#22 Another Cool Knee Tattoo. Ribbit Ribbit When It Moves

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#23 Thanks Guy, Cool Session

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#24 Very Cute Beetle

Very Cute Beetle

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#25 Beautiful Moving Tattoo

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