IKEA PS: THE JOY OF COMPARTMENTS

Our clever Swedish friends at IKEA have just launched their new PS collection (it’s due in-store in the UK on May 1st) and it’s a cracker. The emphasis is on affordable design, and there are too many highlights to list here – Jon Karlsson’s bamboo dining table is great value and super-chic, as are Maria Vinka’s felt-effect rugs – but it’s this Glass Cabinet (£395) by Lisa Widen and Anna Wallin Irinarchos that’s got me really excited…

It looks as though this one is owned by a very organised electrician…but as well as your extensive collection of spare wires, it would be equally useful for bed linen, as a larder, for clothes, DIY kit in the garage – anything! “Glass cabinets were very popular in the past,” says Widen. “This unit lets you both display and store things in an attractive way.” Of course, you could always line the doors with patterned fabric or pretty paper to conceal the clutter within if it isn’t good-looking enough to ‘display’. The separate compartments in this piece remind me of a 1950s kitchen cupboard we have in our dining room. It’s bright apple green which sounds kitsch but is actually quite nasty (I keep meaning to paint it pale grey), but I love it because it has so many different storage compartments – one for glasses, another for plates – it’s so practical and makes great use of the space in an alcove without being built-in. This new IKEA piece has almost exactly the same proportions and is a modern take on the old-style ‘cabinet’. Hurrah for compartments!

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2 Responses to IKEA PS: THE JOY OF COMPARTMENTS

  1. Mr Z says:

    Hello! Anyone knows where that lamp next to the caninet comes from? I see it in the Ikea PS 2012 catalog but I can’t find it for sail…
    Thanks for sharing.

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