In photo above: the Mac Pro by Apple, (https://www.apple.com/lae/mac-pro/) and the current version of Strandmon armchair by IKEA,(http://www.ikea.com/se/sv/catalog/products/30361043/).
There is no obvious interaction between some design icons of the century but there is definitely a copy pattern in their evolution and the actual transition of these objects into the 21st century era.
The frugal lifestyle and the democratic vision of universal access to goods and services of the founders of IKEA and Apple- Ingvar Kamprad and Steve Jobs respectively- infuse those very values into the design of the Mac and the Strandmon, but most importantly, they transcend those items to ceaseless, expanding "design machines".
The inextricable fusion of design and manufacturing in order to give a product that will have endless possibilities of improvement the following decades after its birth, remains the key factor in concepts like the new Mac Pro and the Strandmon- revisited numerous times and following the spirit, the etiquette of contemporary society's needs. Super-flexible, highly efficient, uncommonly pretty, eco and energy-friendly, traditional yet innovative, mass-addressed but individually appreciated, ready to be re-discovered and redesigned by the next generation.That's what makes them eternal.