Vintage IKEA homeware has become a design category in its own right in recent years, and pioneering the trend is BILLY. Founded by Harry Stayt, BILLY began as an archival project five years ago and has since continued to offer limited-quantity online sales of retro IKEA furniture, home accessories, catalogs and more, and now he’s ready to open his first brick-and-mortar location.
Taking over the Dinner Party Gallery in Clerkenwell, London, BILLY will sell over 100 IKEA pieces spanning furniture, lighting and accessories, each centered around an exhibition of installations courtesy of photographer Dexter Lander, who will explore mainly the anthropomorphic IKEA objects from the BILLY collection.
Dubbed CASA BILLY, the archival sale will feature sought-after pieces from IKEA heritage, including Gilis Lundgren’s 1973 TAJT denim armchair, Walter Papst’s 1970s MUNKEN fiberglass stacking chairs and hall chairs. dining table in steel and leather ANIMA from 1991 by Törd Bjorklund. Elsewhere, and as noted above, you’ll be able to decorate your home with BILLY’s selection of accessories, ranging from HÄLL – a collection of metal figurines that double as candle holders – and KRÄSEN candle holders that see metal formations set staged on granite plinths. Vases and tableware will also be on offer, starting at just £15 GBP.
Take a look at some of the most notable pieces from the CASA BILLY sale and shop a wide range online.
For more homeware, check out Goodhood’s collaboration with Studio Arhoj.
70 Clerkenwell Road,
Opening Friday, November 11, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 November 12pm-6pm