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10 Best Things To Buy From The IKEA x Swedish House Mafia OBEGRÄNSAD Collection

21 October 2022 | BY

The IKEA x Swedish House Mafia OBEGRÄNSAD collection is an all-black dream for minimalists.

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IKEA might be known as a furniture store, but they’re not one to shy away from collaborations with cool brands like LEGO, Adidas, and more recently, Swedish House Mafia. Their latest partnership with the house music supergroup makes total sense, considering both IKEA and Swedish House Mafia are, well, Swedish.

Named “OBEGRÄNSAD” which translates into “unlimited” in Swedish, the collection is a dream come true for music lovers from fans to producers. The trio from Swedish House Mafia – Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, and Steve Angello – also approached the collection’s design to benefit up-and-coming musicians in their creative journey.

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“Since we were kids, we have valued IKEA’s approach of making things affordable and available for a lot of people,” the supergroup said in a statement. “We used to find a creative way to make IKEA furniture to accommodate our teenage lives as creatives, so the collaboration’s purpose was formed around our own personal journey in life.”

There will be over 20 items in the OBEGRÄNSAD collection from tables to chairs, laptop stands to slippers, all of which come in a chic, minimalistic shade of black. To help narrow down your selection, here are the 10 best things to buy from the IKEA & Swedish House Mafia OBEGRÄNSAD collection that will be out in stores on 27th October 2022.

1. OBEGRÄNSAD Record Player

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First up on our wishlist is the OBEGRÄNSAD Record Player. While we might have our Spotify or Apple Music playlists in our pockets, the experience of listening to your favourite tracks on a record player is something no wireless earbud can emulate. The inclusion of a record player in the collection is also especially apt, since Swedish House Mafia are musicians after all.

IKEA is no stranger to producing record players, having made one way back in the 1970s but none since then. Adding one to the collection was also an idea brought up early on in the discussions, with Axwell saying “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could buy a record player as a gift for a friend?”

ikea x swedish house mafia record standThe record stand is sold separately.
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The OBEGRÄNSAD Record Player is also easy to operate as it just needs some speakers and a USB charger. There is also a record stand (THB$179, US$8.99) that you could buy to store your collection of records.

Estimated price: S$230 (US$159.99)

Note: The record player will not be available in IKEA stores locally.

2. OBEGRÄNSAD Desk

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While the MALM and ALEX desks are staples of an IKEA home, the OBEGRÄNSAD Desk takes the workstation to an elevated level. Its silhouette is a lot more streamlined and looks barebones, but underneath the table is a pullout keyboard drawer to keep the tabletop clutter free.

The table also comes with 2 speaker stands that can be attached to the table to prop up their sound systems.

Cost: S$199

3. OBEGRÄNSAD Laptop Stand

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The OBEGRÄNSAD Laptop Stand is a complement to any table – including the OBEGRÄNSAD Desk – to elevate your laptop so you don’t hunch over. It can also quickly and cheaply convert your workstation into a sit-stand configuration for when your smartwatch tells you to stand up for a bit.

Cost: S$14.90

4. OBEGRÄNSAD Armchair

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Flip to the definition of “minimalism” and you might see this all-black arm chair with clean lines under. The OBEGRÄNSAD Armchair has a frame made of steel and the seat is a durable polyester fabric. It’ll look right at home in the corner of any room.

Cost: S$129

5. OBEGRÄNSAD Throw

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With all the rain forecasted this month, it’s tempting to snuggle up in bed with a warm, fluffy throw. If you want to add to the cosy and moody October vibes, the black OBEGRÄNSAD Throw will help you get into the melancholic spirit.

One side is faux fur, and the other is smooth velvet, and both are made out of recycled polyester. 

Cost: S$39.90

6. OBEGRÄNSAD Shelving Unit

ikea x swedish house mafia shelving unit with record player on topImage credit: IKEA

Another item that people love getting from IKEA are shelves, but why settle for a classic design when the OBEGRÄNSAD Shelving Unit offers a unique addition to any space.

The asymmetrical design of the shelving unit creates a visual statement against any wall, and it also lets you play around with how you choose to use it as storage. Like how IKEA has styled it, you can put the aforementioned record player on top, some records in the middle, books by the side, and your other barang at the bottom.

Cost: S$99

7. OBEGRÄNSAD Rug

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One of the best ways to make a plain floor stand out is by adding a rug like the OBEGRÄNSAD Rug. The black faux fur gives it a fluffy texture that will feel different on your feet, and the colour makes it look like a mini void opened up in your room. Pair it with the armchair to give your home an immaculate Scandinavian vibe.

The OBEGRÄNSAD Rug comes in a 130cm and 180cm variation.

Cost: S$69-$139

8. OBEGRÄNSAD Shoulder Bag

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Even though it isn’t a piece of furniture, the OBEGRÄNSAD Shoulder Bag is another item on our wish list for the collection. It’s made of the same material as the iconic IKEA shopping bags, only instead of blue and yellow the bag comes in an all-black colourway.

It can comfortably fit 13” laptops too, making it suitable for those who have to carry their devices around often. 

Cost: S$9.90

9. OBEGRÄNSAD Clock

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While the OBEGRÄNSAD Clock might not necessarily make telling the time an easy task compared to your smartphone or watch, reading a clock is still one of those things everyone should know how to do. If it’s any consolation, at least it looks like a work of art that your house guests won’t be able to take their eyes off of.

Cost: S$79

10. OBEGRÄNSAD Floor Lamp

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The OBEGRÄNSAD Floor Lamp is one subtle way to light up a room without having harsh, overhead lighting. Its structural base supports a thin frame that resembles something you’d see on one of Swedish House Mafia’s stages.

You can also change up how it lights up the room by letting it face the wall for soft lighting, or facing a subject for a brighter illumination. There are also 3 different lighting intensities which can be easily adjusted by tapping the switch with your foot.

Cost: S$129

IKEA x Swedish House Mafia OBEGRÄNSAD collection

ikea x swedish house mafia obegransad collectionImage credit: IKEA

With an all-black colour scheme and clean silhouettes, the IKEA x Swedish House Mafia OBEGRÄNSAD collection has plenty of timeless furniture and accessories for you to snag. An affordable price point for the majority of the items also makes it all the more worthwhile. There are even more things you can check out from slippers to more bags, lamps, and shelves.

The collection is set to launch in stores locally starting end-October, and you can check out the full collection on IKEA’s website.

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Originally published on 11th October 2022. Last updated by Josiah Neo on 21st October 2022.

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