Swedish furniture company IKEA has decided to bring back its first three-legged leaf-shaped top side table from 1956. Originally called the Lövet, the Lövbacken will be available again, 60 years after it first came out in Sweden.
The Lövet was first sold in flat-pack form after designer Gillis Lundgren unscrewed the legs of the table so he could fit it into the trunk of the car then reassembled everything when he got to his home. Thus the idea of selling furniture in flat-pack form was born.
In an article on The Telegraph, IKEA UK country sales manager Emily Birkin said that based on their research people like to buy furniture that have a story.
We know from our research that people are becoming more and more interested in buying pieces of furniture that have a story attached to them, so we decided to bring back a popular piece that not only comes steeped in history but combines retro styling with modern convenience.
The Lövbacken will be available in select countries in August.