We may currently be loving IKEA鈥檚 PS 2017 collection (which is especially made for our wanderlust lifestyle), as well as the festive swag-filled Spridd collection, but when it comes to the best of the best from the Swedish retailer, it turns out that it might be one of their classic old-school items that takes the top spot.

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Marcus Engman started working at IKEA when he was just 16 years old and has spent his entire career with the company, now acting as their design manager, which means he knows a thing or two about the store鈥檚 products. Chatting with Business Insider, he revealed what he feels is the BEST IKEA design ever, and his answer might surprise you.


According to Marcus, the piece that takes the top spot is the Klippan loveseat. Ranging in price from $250 to $300, it鈥檚 an affordable option that鈥檚 also an investment piece, suiting various styles and spaces. (It also happened to be designed by Engman鈥檚 own father, Lars, back in the 鈥70s).

鈥淚 remember when he brought it home for tests, and he asked me and my sister what we thought of it. I have a lot of fond memories with that sofa, and I鈥檓 glad that it has survived for so long.鈥 As for why he thinks it鈥檚 been so popular for so many years, Marcus says it鈥檚 simple: 鈥淵ou can change its color and live with it for a long time.鈥 Works for us!

What鈥檚 your favorite IKEA product? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t People; photos via ViktorCap/Getty, IKEA)