Meet YPPERLIG, a collaboration between IKEA and the Danish design company HAY. Mette and Rolf Hay are 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.
YPPERLIG celebrates the beauty of basics and ranges from sofas and coffee tables to smaller accessories like an updated version of our iconic blue bag.
The designers behind the YPPERLIG collection wanted to update the traditional Scandinavian plank table. Using the latest board-on-frame technique combined with solid wood legs for extra stability, the result is an ash veneer table you’ll want to linger at long after dessert.
Textiles are a big part of the YPPERLIG collection. Most of the cushion covers have different patterns on each side, making them extra playful and versatile, and are an affordable way to add personality and softness to a room.
Mette Hay dreamt of giving the blue IKEA bag something new while still honoring the original. So without changing the size or material she worked with the colours and the weaving patterns, giving the bags a nice spash of HAY.
The chairs in the YPPERLIG collection are made with an injection mould using a single shot of liquid plastic. The shot takes about 30 seconds, and out comes a comfortable, sustainable, strong yet light chair. It’s even certified for public use!
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.
Sometimes, what look simple is actually rather difficult to achieve. Like with the YPPERLIG sofa bed. The team wanted a product that offered more than good looks, meaning a really great night’s sleep. However, getting the right construction and stability was a real challenge. They solved this by using a spring mattress as the seat. The result is a well-designed sofa that offers around-the-clock comfort and convenience. Sweet dreams indeed!
These mirrors are made of metal and come in three different sizes and colours, making them ideal for all kinds of spaces around the home. They also have the convenient feature of a little shelf, perfect for all those little knick-knacks we’ve all got laying around. It’s even been tested for humidity so it’s fine for bathroom use.
Everyone loves a good makeover! Considering that the IKEA bag is one of the most recognized IKEA products in the world, Mette wanted to give it something new while still honoring the original, so without changing the size or material she worked with the colours and the weaving patterns. The bag comes in three different colours, and the team also made a version that’s extra durable due to the nylon strap going all the way around the bottom of the bag.