By Eric Yang
on 1.23.08

poang.chair.ikea.jpgWhen you think of IKEA you probably think Swedish Meatballs. If no meatballs then you might think of one specific chair from IKEA that’s basically become synonymous with the pre-fab(ulous) brand.

It’s the POÄNG chair. Made of layer-glued bent beechwood it provides great flexibility as well as comfort. The simple yet ingenious design blends comfort and style with a low price, the very founding principles of IKEA. There’s also a footstool available, but like any footstool or ottoman, you pay a premium.

Our last visit to the venerable furniture store proved to be a pleasant surprise as discovered they now offer the POÄNG with a Ullevi orange hued seat cushion in addition to a black-brown frame. Gear Patrol colors anyone?

What this means to you: At this price, why not get two?

Cost: Chair $149 @ IKEA Footstool $65 @ IKEA