4 October 2009

Happy birthday to Ikea's Billy

Do you have, or have you ever had, a Billybookcase from IKEA?
The most famous IKEA bookcase Billy is celebrating its'30th birthday!

Now the iconic bookcase is celebrating its 30th birthday and Siobhan Toman at the BBC celebrates 30 years of with some fascinating facts:

... a behemoth of the bookcase world. Designed by only the fourth employee for Ikea, 41 million have been sold since 1979. The factory where the bookcases are made knocks out 15 Billys a minute; 3.1 million a year.Congratulations Billy!

and the pleasure comes with customising it for yourself.

And now, to celebrate Billy's 30th birthday, Ikea is bringing out a range of limited-edition graffiti-style bookcases, covered in Shakespeare quotes.(see below)

And for more inspiration, check out this link to see loads of Billy's in use.

1 comment:

Kymm said...

Looking for more fun with BILLY? IKEAFANS.com, IKEA UK and IKEA USA are happy to announce the launch of a contest to celebrate the 30th birthday of the iconic BILLY bookcase. Over 40 million BILLY bookcases are in the wild - is one of them yours? Tell us about it for your chance to win IKEA prizes!

IKEA UK Fans: http://www.ikeafans.com/home/ikea-billy-bookcase-contest-enter-to-win/

IKEA US Fans: http://www.ikeafans.com/home/ikea-us-joins-the-billy-bookcase-contest/


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