Via Cowie and Fox
The words "vintage IKEA" almost seem like an oxymoron, don't they? Perhaps it's because IKEA furniture pieces aren't exactly built to be family heirlooms. Even though I knew that IKEA was founded in 1943, I was still surprised to see these ads from as far back as 1965.
Although the retro look is definitely there, it still feels like the IKEA we all know and love. With the popularity of the show Mad Men, I bet that IKEA would do really well if they reproduced a few of their old designs in some sort of nostalgia campaign. I really like the orange couch in the photo above.
...I would pass on the avocado-green shag carpet, however. (In the dining room, no less!)