Stop What You're Doing & Shop Ikea's Best Collab, EVER

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This story was originally published on August 3, 2015.

What do you get when you mix one of Britain's biggest design talents with Sweden's globally beloved retailer? Pure magic, it turns out. Ilse Crawford's collaboration with Ikea, the Sinnerlig collection, is a feast for the eyes — not to mention your other senses. After last week's press preview, we can officially declare that these sculptural, streamlined furniture pieces and home wares are made to be touched — and at Ikea's famously budget-friendly price point, this could be a problem.

“It’s so important to get human qualities like warmth, well-being, and care into the end product," Crawford explained in a release. "While this might sound fluffy, in practice it’s a rigorous process. It’s about constantly going back to the principles of how a product will be used and analyzing its dimensions. It’s about addressing how we move intuitively, how we come together socially, [and] understanding the things that connect us on a human level.”

The collection won't hit stores until October 2015, but we couldn't resist sharing our favorite images from the brand's newest catalog. Take a peek and let us know in the comments — will you be lining up at your local Ikea in three months? (If so, we'll see you there.)
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The collection is loosely divided into three main categories: working, dining, and lounging. We're a fan of all of them.
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Besides furniture made of cork, the Sinnerlig collection includes products made from acacia wood, ceramics, mouth-blown glass, bamboo, sea grass, and cotton.
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This daybed, which will retail for $350, might be our new favorite Ikea seating.
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You heard it here first: Baskets are the new black.
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Perfect for fruit and vegetables.
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Sculptural bottles in staggered heights make for an intriguing display.
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Use one as a vase or decanter, or buy a few — they start at just $9.99.
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This glass canister comes in a variety of sizes and is a perfect storage option for your desk or vanity.
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Unfortunately, the collection does not come with this amazing house.
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The pear-shaped stool is one of our favorites.
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The dark-brown color variation, the result of a natural steam treatment, perfectly complements the lighter-toned furniture.
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A trestle leg provides extra storage.
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A larger desk is ideal for multitasking.
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No cork trees are cut down to make this collection, since only the bark is used — and nothing goes to waste.
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This long table stands tall on legs of powder-coated steel; it will retail for $349.
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“Personally, I like to work at the dining table," said Crawford in a release. "I’m always being told...to move my piles of paper away when supper is coming. So I wanted a table where I could quickly scoop up my papers and put them on a sling underneath rather than having piles along the floor."
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The bench, which will retail for $119, can be pulled up to the table or used on its own.
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The stools, which will retail for $59 each, are available in two different colors.
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These handmade pendant lights are definite showstoppers — and, at $59.99 each, a great value.
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We'll be buying this one in pairs.
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The Sinnerlig dining collection includes color-glazed stoneware starting at just $9.99.
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These gorgeous pitchers — which could double as vases — will retail for just $11.99.
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The collection includes a flat-woven rug in two sizes, starting at $19.99; the earthenware planters start at $12.99.
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This low bench is one of the most versatile pieces in the collection. Stacking fantasies, commence.
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These frosted-glass and cork table lamps come in a variety of sizes and start at just $29.99.
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And, in case that wasn't enough, here's a video of the entire collection.
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