Ikea is celebrating 30 years of Billy with a a series of special events, sales, limited edition custom printed bookcases, and this book, a visual history of the past 30 years of the now gold standard for inexpensive bookcases. I’ve only found it online on their international site, so if anyone has seen available in the states please leave a comment.
Bonus! Here’s some interesting facts for you all:
-The Billy Bookcase was created by Gillis Lundgren 1979, the fourth employee for Ikea.
-The factory where the bookcases are made knocks out 15 Billys a minute; 3.1 million a year.
That’s a lot.
[via MoCo Loco]