Ikea parodies Apple's iPad for launch of 2015 'Bookbook' catalogue

"Every once in a while, something comes along that changes the way we live," says Ikea's "chief design guru" Jorgan Eghammer, in a hilarious ad by the Swedish furniture retailer.

Ikea: launches the Bookbook, its 2015 catalogue, in quirky iPad parody
Ikea: launches the Bookbook, its 2015 catalogue, in quirky iPad parody

In a parody of an Apple iPad launch, the two-and-a-half minute ad reveals the Ikea 2015 catalogue – "a device so simple and intuitive it feels almost familiar".

In fact, the "Bookbook" is so hi-tech it even comes fully charged with eternal battery power and doesn’t even need cables.

Navigation is based on tactile touch technology – where users can swipe right and left. What’s more, all the pages are preloaded, so no need to wait around for the catalogue to load. 

Users can even ‘share it’ with others – by simply handing it around.

It’s a sharp, witty and clever ad that makes a catalogue launch decidedly more exciting than usual. 

Brand: Ikea 

Agency: BBH Asia Pacific 

Creatives: Tinus Strydom, Maurice Wee and Scott McClelland