The IKEA catalogue through the ages 70 years of life at home!

The IKEA catalogue through the ages

70 years of life at home!

Over the years, the IKEA catalogue has inspired readers and shown them new perspectives on life at home. Now you can dive into the history of the iconic catalogue and see how our homes have changed and developed.


The exhibition The IKEA catalogue through the ages takes you on a 70-year journey through time and space. That’s how long the IKEA catalogue has been produced here in Älmhult. It was initially a simple brochure, but over the years it grew in size to become a source of inspiration for people around the world. The exhibition takes you behind the scenes and shows you how one of the world’s most widely distributed printed works has been produced and has changed over the years – from basic product pictures, to furnished rooms and 3D design. For 70 years we’ve been coming to your home. Now it’s your turn to come to us!


For 70 years we’ve been coming to your home. Now it’s your turn to come to us!

Over the years, the IKEA catalogue has introduced readers to new products and reminded them of old favourites.


The IKEA catalogue has been around for 70 years, distributed to millions of homes and providing inspiration to the many people.


Welcome inside! The exhibition takes you behind the scenes of catalogue production.

Print the photo and keep it as a souvenir.


In the exhibition, you can photograph yourself on the cover of the 1973 and the 2021 catalogue.


New! For the first time ever, you can also find all the Swedish catalogues in digital form at IKEAmuseum.com. What did sofas look like in 1968? What was trendy when you were born, and what has come back into fashion? Browse, share, rediscover and be inspired!

Find all the Swedish IKEA catalogues here

The IKEA catalogue through the ages

70 years of life at home!

Over the years, the IKEA catalogue has inspired readers and shown them new perspectives on life at home. Now you can dive into the history of the iconic catalogue and see how our homes have changed and developed.

The exhibition The IKEA catalogue through the ages takes you on a 70-year journey through time and space. That’s how long the IKEA catalogue has been produced here in Älmhult. It was initially a simple brochure, but over the years it grew in size to become a source of inspiration for people around the world. The exhibition takes you behind the scenes and shows you how one of the world’s most widely distributed printed works has been produced and has changed over the years – from basic product pictures, to furnished rooms and 3D design. For 70 years we’ve been coming to your home. Now it’s your turn to come to us!


For 70 years we’ve been coming to your home. Now it’s your turn to come to us!

Over the years, the IKEA catalogue has introduced readers to new products and reminded them of old favourites.

The IKEA catalogue has been around for 70 years, distributed to millions of homes and providing inspiration to the many people.

Welcome inside! The exhibition takes you behind the scenes of catalogue production.

Print the photo and keep it as a souvenir.

In the exhibition, you can photograph yourself on the cover of the 1973 and the 2021 catalogue.

New! For the first time ever, you can also find all the Swedish catalogues in digital form at IKEAmuseum.com. What did sofas look like in 1968? What was trendy when you were born, and what has come back into fashion? Browse, share, rediscover and be inspired!

Find all the Swedish IKEA catalogues here