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EKEBOL Sofa, Katorp natural

$399.00
Article Number: 
503.669.78
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Take care of you and your things. The sofa has storage shelves on all sides and wire mesh for you to hang your items. Place the sofa in the middle of the room and the mesh back becomes an attractive detail.
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-10-year limited warrranty. Read about the terms in the limited warranty brochure.
-Smart shelves for storage on all sides of the sofa. The steel mesh can be used to store things by hanging them up.
-Can be placed as a focal piece in the middle of the room since the steel mesh at the back will add a nice decorative touch to the room.
-The sofa is made of separable parts and thanks to smart packaging it's easy to take home.
-The corner can be placed to the right or left, so you can choose the position that best suits your home.
-Each piece of furniture has a unique personality since natural marks and traces from the production are fully visible and part of the industrial expression.
-The design makes this piece of furniture easy to place, easy to use for various needs, and easy to match with other furnishings.
-The cover is easy to keep clean since it is removable and machine washable.
Good to know
This product may have traces of rust. It is part of the expression of the product and does not affect the quality of the material.
Care instructions
Wood
Wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Wet marks should always be dried off as soon as possible to stop moisture penetration.

Metal
Wipe clean with a dry cloth.

Removable cover
Machine wash warm, normal cycle.
Do not use optical brighteners.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.
Iron medium temperature, max 300°F/150°C.
Dry clean any solvent except trichloroethylene.
Product dimensions
Width: 70 7/8 "
Depth: 36 1/4 "
Height: 34 5/8 "
Height under furniture: 4 3/4 "
Armrest height: 31 1/2 "
Seat width: 61 3/4 "
Seat depth: 26 3/4 "
Seat height: 18 1/8 "
Number of seats: 3 pack

Width: 180 cm
Depth: 92 cm
Height: 88 cm
Height under furniture: 12 cm
Armrest height: 80 cm
Seat width: 157 cm
Seat depth: 68 cm
Seat height: 46 cm
Number of seats: 3 pack

This product requires assembly
Designer:
Gustav Carlberg
Product description
Total composition: 80 % cotton, 20 % linen
Back cushion: Polyester fiber balls, Non-woven polypropylene, Polyester wadding
Seat cushion: Polyurethane foam 2.0 lb/cu.ft., Non-woven polypropylene, Polyester wadding
Wire mesh/ Frame/ Metal parts: Steel, Pigmented epoxy/polyester powder coating
Wooden parts: Birch plywood, Clear acrylic lacquer
Bed slat: Beech veneer, Adhesive resin as coating
Zipper: 100 % polyester
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Assembly instructions
503.669.78 EKEBOL Sofa (PDF)
Manuals
503.669.78 EKEBOL Sofa (PDF)
503.669.78 EKEBOL Sofa (PDF)
EKEBOL Sofa IKEA 10-year limited warrranty.   Read about the terms in the limited warranty brochure.

Material matters

Clear-lacquered steel
This product is made from clear-lacquered steel. Since the raw steel is not hidden under a fully covering surface treatment, the products will vary in look and each piece of furniture will be unique.

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New ideas for the fluid home

The designer Gustav Carlberg has a lot of moving experience. His first home was a cellar room with a stove where he lived on noodles and crispbread. Later on, Gustav moved to a shared home where he slept in the living room. This was followed by a number of other temporary homes in the Stockholm area. These experiences proved valuable when he was given the task to develop a new sofa for IKEA; a sofa for a home in constant change – the fluid home.

Over the years, the designer Gustav Carlberg has lived in some ten-odd homes which have all had their own settings and unique traits. ”I remember an apartment where I had my bed in the living room and didn't get much privacy. So I hung up posters around the bed to create a ‘room in the room’. I laid there and played video games in my free time”, Gustav says laughing.

Life lived on the sofa

Having moved so often, Gustav is quite typical of our time, since the home for many people is something ever-changing. It's not always as slimmed down as Gustav's first living spaces, but we still move often, and shift between living alone or with our friends or partners. IKEA product developer Ria Falk describes this lifestyle trend as ”the fluid home”. It's a home that changes both in terms of location, conditions and interior. ”Also, the living area is often limited and we do different things in the same room”, says Ria. ”We work, relax and hang out in the living room, but we also want to create our own nook if for example several people are sleeping in the same room. That's why furniture needs to be functional and very clever”.

When Ria and her colleagues saw this need, they decided to develop a number of new furniture items. The involvement of Gustav in the project was a stroke of luck. During his years in sublet apartments, he learned a lot about what works – and doesn't – in a home that constantly changes. From these insights and experiences, EKEBOL sofa was developed: a steel construction with loose cushions and a number of storage possibilities. ”It's a sofa to live on. A place where you can work, relax and sleep when needed. It's easy to move and isn't meant to get stuck in one spot in front of the TV”.

A workshop led to ideas

To be sure that EKEBOL and the other furniture items developed in the same project actually met the needs of the fluid home, the team invited a group of 20-somethings to a workshop at our design department in Älmhult, Sweden. For an entire day, they tested, moved around and explored all the details of the newly developed furniture items. Among other things, there was the rolling VEBERÖD room divider which Gustav's colleague Johanna Jelinek designed. It led to several different ideas from the group: one suggested that the room divider could store all of the kitchen's cookware on one side and that the other side could be covered in climbing plants like a green wall.

The workshop clearly showed that many 20-somethings want to be able to put a very personal touch to their home – no matter how temporary their living situations might be. It's one of a number important insights which Ria, Gustav and their colleagues now take into account for new projects. Ria would like to involve customer groups more in future product development. ”It was a great joy to find solutions together this way”, Ria concludes. ”Through cooperating, I'm confident that we'll continue to develop smarter and better products that can make a difference for many people - not just for the younger generations”.

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