The beauty of basics with the YPPERLIG Collection by IKEA.

We eagerly look forward to the IKEA collaborations and this latest one with the Danish design company HAY is no exception. By combining materials, colours and production techniques, the YPPERLIG collection is filled with basics adapted to modern needs and wants that truly shows the greatness of collaboration.

Most design aficionados will be familiar with Mette and Rolf Hay,  the husband-and-wife duo behind the design company HAY. Founded in Copenhagen Denmark in 2002, HAY focuses on creating furniture with an eye for modern living using sophisticated industrial manufacturing. The couple draw inspiration from places such as architecture, fashion and art, resulting in pieces that have a straightforward, functional and aesthetic design.

Launching October 2017, it is a sizeable collection that consists of everything from bookshelves, sofas, tables to accessories.It is hard to pick one favorite as each piece has been carefully designed and beautifully constructed.  Prices start at 7 AED.

The team wanted to create a sofa bed with truly great comfort as well as looks. They solved this by designing a sofa using a spring mattress as the seat. Sweet dreams indeed!

Mette Hay dreamt of giving the blue IKEA bag something new while still honouring the original. So without changing the size or material she worked with the colours and the weaving patterns, giving the bags a nice splash of HAY.

HAY designed a lamp that was extremely slim, which really challenged the way IKEA usually produces lamps. The result is a super slim LED-lamp with a built-in touch dimmer that lets you adjust the light with just the touch of your finger.

Although Hay and IKEA are two very different companies they have worked together to create a collection is refreshingly appealing to all tastes.

The YPPERLIG Collection is in IKEA in Dubai at Festival City Mall and also available to shop on


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