I’ve been known to bang on a bit about wishing we had IKEA here in South Africa, and I think these pieces from the PS Collection illustrate exactly why I feel we are so awfully deprived:

The wonderfully wonky PS Svarva lamp is designed by Swedish wunderkids Front – a delightful bit of craziness.
Swedish speakers, I’d be most grateful if you could fill us in on what the IKEA PS Sprakka is for? I think it’s a spice grinder. Whatever its practical purpose, it would make a wonderful sculptural piece.
And my favourite, the nifty little PS Karjohan sidetable . It’s so darn cute, I’d be tempted to paste eyes on it and take it for a trot in the park.

Oh, and South African readers, you may feel a little better knowing that we’re not the only ones without access to these amazing pieces – the PS Collection is only available in Sweden (for a while, anyway)!


  1. I’m reading here about the new PS pieces (while living in Europe…)
    Thanks : ) I’ll have one of these white lamps – beautiful
    PS is available in all countries, only the range is different (size matters : )

  2. I just visited an IKEA store in the Netherlands. What a delight to be there and see all the beauteful items they have over there. For example the matrasses are amazing. Latex matresses in all sizes.I tried to find a latex mattres here in S.A. but did not succeed. Now thinking to order one overthere and transport it by ship to the SA. Perhaps someday Ikea will open a shop in S.A. I welcome it.In the meantime i will enjoy myself with the thick Ikea catalog.

  3. If Australia can have Ikea shops, then why cant we here in South Africa. That is where I had my first viewing of them, they are wonderful! There is a market here for them, come on IKEA what are you waiting for?

  4. I echo the sentiments above – I have been wishing for ages that Ikea would open up a store in South Africa! I’ve shopped there in both Australia as well as England and absolutely love their products. Come on Ikea, what about South Africa?

  5. Well, unfortunately IKEA will not be expanding to SA and the best reasons I have seen so far is due to the lack of reliable rail and transport networks etc… otherwise I cant think of why else. IKEA ps is available in UK too…

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