Classic Design: The ‘Poäng’ chair

April 28, 2017 / Classics, SHOPPING
This easy chair is one of Ikea’s modern classic designs, the 'Poång', still as popular now as it was when it was created in 1976 by Japanese designer Noboru Nakamura. Affordable, practical and eternally stylish, the ‘Poäng’ is the ultimate example of Ikea’s concept of Democratic Design – with 1.5 million sold globally every year.

The chair that’s sold 30 million

 

Designed by Japanese designer Noboru Nakamura (1913 -1981). Ikea’s modern design classic is still as popular now as it was when it was created in 1976 – with 1.5 million sold globally every year.

This easy chair is one of Ikea’s modern classic designs, the 'Poång', still as popular now as it was when it was created in 1976 by Japanese designer Noboru Nakamura. Affordable, practical and eternally stylish, the ‘Poäng’ is the ultimate example of Ikea’s concept of Democratic Design – with 1.5 million sold globally every year.

The ‘Poång chair’, still as popular now as it was when it was created in 1976 by Japanese designer Noboru Nakamura.

 

Inspiration Listen to designer Noboru Nakamura talking about his work for IKEA (1.25 mins)…

 

Why we love it It’s affordable, practical and eternally stylish, the ultimate example of Ikea’s concept of Democratic Design.

 

Did you know… The chair was originally called ‘Poem’, but was renamed ‘Poäng’ in 1992; in the same year the chair’s steel pipes were replaced by a frame made entirely of layered bentwood that could be flat-packed allowing the price to drop by 21 per cent; that more than 30 million ‘Poäng’ chairs have been sold since its debut in 1976 years ago. And finally, that the pressure-test machines in Ikea stores exert 1000 newton on the ‘Poäng’ a standard 50,000 times; that’s like a 220lb person sitting in the chair 20 times per minute!

 

Buy it Now From £75 – £195 depending on cover upholstery. Coordinating footstool, £35 – £80. Children’s version, £20. IKEA

 

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