To most people, IKEA is synonymous with Scandinavian design – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s designs always spring from Scandinavian minds. The POÄNG armchair, celebrating its 40th birthday this month, was created by Japanese designer Noboru Nakamura. POÄNG has become an iconic IKEA product, having sold more than 30 million pieces since being first introduced in 1977. With its springy bentwood frame that follows the shape of your body, it supports your lower back and neck, so you can lean back in comfort and relax.
“A chair should be a tool that provides us with an emotional richness and creates an image where we let off stress”, the Japanese designer says about the philosophy behind POÄNG – and he hit the right nerve with many IKEA lovers. Let’s take a look at the IKEA products that combine effortlessly with the comfort and style of POÄNG.
Price: IDR 2,999,000
The side table comes with an ash veneer surface and solid birch legs, conveying a sense of warmth and nature that will brighten any room.
RANARP floor/reading lamp, off-white
Price: IDR 499,000
Working late? Can’t put down that thrilling book? This lamp comes with an arm and a head that are both adjustable, so you can easily direct the light where you need it.
POÄNG armchair, birch veneer, Seglora natural cover
Price: IDR 1,095,000
Due to its timeless elegance and durable form, the POÄNG armchair has become a beloved classic and staple of the IKEA family: it is strong, stylish, and on top of that, it is comfortable. To celebrate its 40th birthday, the armchair has one new frame and six new covers to add to it’s existing range of combinations.
STOCKHOLM bowl, brass and gold colour
Price: IDR 349,000
The best thing about this stylish bowl is that you don’t necessarily have to fill it with decorations, because even on its own, it’s a real eye-catcher.
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