IKEA has brought back this iconic trolley from its archive – and it's a must-have for £50

A classic – reimagined

JÄRLÅSA side table on castors
(Image credit: IKEA)

It’s a year of celebrations over at IKEA as the beloved homeware and furniture brand turns 80 this year. To commemorate the special occasion, the affordable Swedish retailer already launched an archival collection earlier in the year called Nytillverkad (just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?). And now it’s time for Nytillverkad Drop II, including our new favourite IKEA trolley, released just this week.

Compared to the first of IKEA’s anniversary collections, the second drop is more modest and smaller, listing only eight different products. The IKEA JÄRLÅSA side table on castors - a trolley to us, sorry - clearly steals the show for us though. 

Selling for £50, the metal design is available in two colourways – white and red. But the punchy red with its statement power stole our hearts and makes for the perfect alternative IKEA RASKOG trolley idea, which is the brand’s classic design, endlessly copied and duped by many a brand.

IKEA JÄRLÅSA trolley launches as part of the second instalment of the brand’s Nytillverkad collection

JÄRLÅSA side table on castors

(Image credit: IKEA)

The first Nytillverkad dropped brought us the likes of the IKEA SMED coat stand, which could be worth hundred of pounds in the future as we found out. Now the second drop isn’t short of its fair share of popular archival pieces either.

Apart from our favourite trolley design, the range also offers the cool (albeit slightly uncomfortable looking) metal wire IKEA SKÅLBODA armchair, first introduced in the early 80s under the name of JÄRPEN. In fact, the entire drop’s theme is 70s and 80s style, full of bold designs, vivid colours and statement patterns on soft furnishings like cushions and rugs.

‘The Nytillverkad collection blends classic designs with modern standards, and it is all about simplicity, functionality, bold expression, and playfulness,’ says Johan Ejdemo, global design manager at IKEA.

Get the look

The JÄRLÅSA trolley, initially called HOFF, was first released in 1984, designed by Niels Gammelgaard. ‘If the design is good and the next generation still finds it trendy, then we have succeeded. And I’m very proud, forty years later,’ the designer says of the re-release.

So what makes this IKEA trolley so special (at least to us)? It’s mainly its minimalist, streamlined design. It’s the opposite of chunky – a light design with a thin, wispy frame. But sturdy at the same time, fitted with two shelves and castor wheels. All of which makes it the ideal drinks trolley in our opinion.

But if you don't have an IKEA near you, we've tracked down a couple of similar options, sticking with the red metal theme, if you want to get the look elsewhere.

News Writer

Sara Hesikova has been Ideal Home’s News Writer since July 2023, bringing the Ideal Home’s readership breaking news stories from the world of home decor and interiors, as well as trend-led pieces, shopping round-ups and more. Graduating from London College of Fashion with a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism in 2016, she got her start in niche fashion and lifestyle magazines like Glass and Alvar as a writer and editor before making the leap into interiors, working with the likes of 91 Magazine and copywriting for luxury bed linen brand Yves Delorme among others. She feels that fashion and interiors are intrinsically connected – if someone puts an effort into what they wear, they most likely also care about what they surround themselves with.