“ An iconic New York image, this Ikea print is a great size and brings any room to life. It is inexpensive and well made. „
Ikea make some brilliant furniture that brings together contemporary ideas with classic designs. I love wandering around the print and photo frame section because I always feel inspired. Most department stores or home stores have boring flower prints but at Ikea I find them interesting and eye catching. I have quite a few prints from Ikea and this one in particular I have in my modern black and white kitchen. I love the depth of the picture and how stylish it is and it looks great on my wall.
==Price and availability==
You can buy the print from Ikea stores for around £100. For a print this size I think that it is good value for money and worth every penny. I would rather pay that little bit more for something that is this quality than waste £25 on something that I do not like.
This print measures 140 cm x 200 cm so it is quite a large frame. It is mounted on an aluminium frame so it is nice and light to hang. The image shows the New York landscape, it is black and white and is created by Angelo Cavalli. Because it is so large it adds atmosphere to the room and makes the wall look bigger in the same way that a window or mirror adds depth to a room. The image shows some of New York's most famous buildings that instantly recognisable.
The print is superb and I love the way it looks. I have it hung over the kitchen table and whenever I am having my morning cup of coffee, I always stare longingly at it and wish I could magically end up inside the picture. New York is far better than Leeds! I love the way that whenever guests come round they comment on it and spend a few moments devouring the image with their eyes. There is a lot to take in and it is interesting to try and name each person. I think the image works so well because it is so linear, the roads are straight lines at an angle and each building is set on perfectly straight lines that all meet at varying degrees of perspective. The black and white makes the image more pleasant to look at and lets you focus on things a bit more. If it was in colour I think the image would look too busy. I like the black and white monochrome image anyway as it means that the image will fit in with most decors.
I would like to say that I recommend this picture but I quite like to think of myself as an individual with personal tastes! I do not want to think of everyone having the same picture as me up in their house! I'm only joking, you should definitely buy this as it makes any room look modern and interesting. It is a really good focal point. New York is personal to me as my boyfriend and I had an amazing holiday there together (alas he didn't propose it was still good!) and I like to be reminded of it every time I go into the kitchen. It is one of my favourite Ikea purchases.
I bought this large canvas print of New York City from Ikea when we lived in Austria. We've moved all over Europe with my husband's job, and so I've collected various bits and pieces along the way. We normally furnish our rental apartment with cheap furniture from Ikea which we can then just get rid of at the end of the lease, however sometimes we will buy something that we will want to keep and take with us. This New York City print was something that we bought with the intention of keeping and taking with us.
We paid Euro149 for this from Ikea in Austria about 2 and a half years ago, it retails for just £100 here in Ikea in the UK, so it's considerably cheaper here.
I fell in love with this print a few years ago, it then took me another year or so to convince my husband to buy it for me, as he kept balking at the price. I think what finally swung it for him was how the print was packaged, and stored, and transported. It doesn't come assembled as you may imagine; it comes unassembled as a large canvas sheet which is rolled up, and then the aluminum framework is split separately as well. This basically means that for transporting the print from country to country it all goes in just a long practical tube like box, which is also really lightweight, and so this makes it ideal and easy to carry around in spite of its size.
The canvas print is absolutely huge when it's assembled; it measures 200cm wide, and it's 140cm deep. It fills and takes over a wall. I currently have this on display in our dining room, but I've also previously had it on display in our bedroom, and in our living room. It becomes the focal point of any room as it's so big, and it always prompts people to ask where we got it from, no-one ever suspects that we got it from Ikea as it does look like a really expensive premium print. The fact that it's so big means that it can easily set the mood and the atmosphere of any room.
It's a black and white canvas print of the Flatiron building and the Flatiron district in New York. It's definitely not a modern print, my husband seems to think that the print was taken in the 70's or the 80's, and if you look closely at the details in the print then I suspect that he's probably right. The print seems to have been taken at dusk as some lights are on in windows. The iconic Flatiron building itself is the focal point of the print, and I would say that it is instantly recognisable as New York City, although my mother-in-law did ask me where this was taken! The print is really striking and the really seems to bring New York City right into your room. The print was taken by Angelo Cavalli.
Assembling the picture is very quick and easy, although it is a two person job. It's a two person job as you need to pull the canvas quite taut to then clip into the aluminium framework, if you don't pull it tight enough then you will have saggy bits of canvas which will detract from the photo. A really good tip when assembling the picture is to lay a sheet on the floor first to protect the canvas print, as you will need to lay the canvas sheet print side down on the floor to assemble the picture. If the canvas sheet has any creases in it then Ikea do state that you can iron the canvas on the reverse side on a low temperature to remove any creases. We've never found that we've needed to iron the canvas sheet and it's been been assembled 3 different times, in 3 different places now.
I love this print, and I'm so glad we got it. If they had another with a different shot of New York then I'd definitely buy that one as well! It looks perfect in any room, and with any decor. It still looks as good as new, even after 3 moves. It was definitely worth the money, and I'd wholeheartedly recommend it.