- Writer Luciana Bellini said toffs scour the furniture giant for bargain buys
- David Cameron and Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne are fans of the store
- Ikea’s UK sales were £1.72billion last year, an increase of over nine per cent
Tim Lamden For The Daily Mail
It may specialise in affordable flat pack furniture for the masses.
But that clearly doesn’t stop Ikea accommodating for society’s upper echelons.
For society bible Tatler has compiled a list of ‘the nine poshest things you can buy in Ikea’.
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This Stockholm pouffe for £195 was one of the items listen in Tatler’s nine poshest Ikea items
One of the cheapest bargains on the list was the Stockholm Bowl, which goes for £12 at Ikea
The list, which appears on the magazine’s website, includes a £195 pouffe, a £40 sheepskin rug and a pair of champagne glasses for £5.95, all available from the Swedish giant.
Tatler writer Luciana Bellini wrote: ‘Ikea – home to tiny meatballs, flat-pack furniture and toffs hunting for a bargain.
Left, Ikea’s Skold sheepskin rug, which can be snapped up for £40 and, right, the Ortofta chandelier, which retails at £99 and was crowned as one of the store’s poshest items by Tatler
‘Whether they’re stocking up on champagne flutes, ordering a new chandelier or buying those furry Skold rugs that Jon Snow wore in Game of Thrones, you’ll find them there at 9am on a Saturday, just like everyone else.
‘So we’ve rounded up the nine poshest things you can pick up in your local Ikea. Well, if it’s good enough for the heir to the Iron Throne…’
Right, the most expensive item on Tatler’s list – the Benarp armchair – costs more than £200 and, left, a cheaper alternative is offered in the Strandmon wing chair
The most expensive item on the list is a £225 orange Benarp armchair, followed by a £199 green Strandmon wing chair and a £195 Stockholm pouffe with a black and white cow pattern.
A brown cow-hide rug from Koldby, priced at £180, also features on the list, as well as a £99 Ortofta chandelier, a £45 Moalie wool throw and a £40 brown Skold sheepskin rug.
Left, the Moalie Wool Throw and, right, Konunsug champagne glasses – the cheapest items featured on the Tatler list
At the bottom end of the price scale is a £12 Stockholm bowl, a stainless steel decorative bowl in the shape of a snowflake, and two clear glass Konungslig champagne glasses for £5.95.
Ikea’s sales in the UK were £1.72billion last year, an increase of more than nine per cent on the previous financial year.
The Koldby cow hide rug retails at £180 and was at the more expensive end of the Tatler list
It has become an ‘everyman’ store, attracting shoppers from all walks of life and wealth brackets.
David Cameron was known to use the firm’s £22 ceiling lights in his £1million constituency home in Oxfordshire.
Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne was also seen in one of its warehouses in the West Midlands with his wife.
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