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Happy Birthday, POANG!
Created and introduced forty years ago by Japanese designer Noboru Nakamura, the POÄNG armchair, with its clean Scandinavian frame and wide range of cover designs, remains an IKEA fan favorite, with approximately 1.5 million POÄNG chairs sold each year!

POÄNG History & Evolution

Noboru Nakamura arrived in Sweden in the 1970s to study European design. “The reason why I wanted to go to northern Europe is that the design there has essential, creative elements for humans,” Nakamura said. “Their products are pleasant, fun and soothing to touch and use, with each having significant meaning and value.”
Once at IKEA, Nakamura met and collaborated with fellow IKEA designer Lars Engman, and soon the POÄNG – originally named POEM – was born.
Functional everyday living and comfort was top of mind while designing POÄNG, which is easily recognized by its unique, springy bentwood frame. “A chair shouldn’t be a tool that binds and holds the sitter,” Nakamura said. “It should rather be a tool that provides us with an emotional richness and creates an image where we let off stress.”
The layered bentwood frame was also designed for durability, providing the strength to stand being sat down in, day after day.
While the design of POÄNG has remained largely unchanged since its inception, the IKEA product icon has undergone some alterations – particularly as it relates to efficiency. By being good stewards of our resources and reducing waste to a minimum, we have been able to cut costs associated with POÄNG significantly, without changing the style and comfort POÄNG fans have come to know and love.
One prominent change came in 1992, when the chair’s steel pipes were replaced by a frame made entirely of layered bentwood. The alteration allowed POÄNG to be flat-packed and shipped more efficiently, contributing to a 21% price reduction for you!

POÄNG Fun Facts
• The chair was originally called POEM, but was renamed POÄNG in 1992 to correspond with a series of changes and improvements made to it.
• Globally, more than 30 million POÄNG chairs have been sold its debut forty years ago.
• Currently, approximately 1.5 million POÄNG chairs are sold each year worldwide.
• The price of the POÄNG chairs today is approximately 21% lower than the price forty years ago.
• A test machine in IKEA stores since 1978 shows the durable form of the POÄNG chair. The machine pressure-tests the chair 20 times per minute at 1000 newton for a standard 50,000 times. That’s like a 220 lbs. person sitting in the chair 20 times per minute.

Elderflower sparkler recipe
Enjoy this refreshing drink with the herby floral flavor of Elderflower. Add a little vodka for a grown-up version.

Ingredients

2 Cups IKEA Elderflower Saft
1 Cup water
2 Cups Club Soda
2 Cups Tonic Water
Juice of 1 lime and 1 lemon
2 limes and 1 lemon sliced

Combine Elderflower Saft, water, lemon juice, lime juice and lime and lemon slices. Chill for at least 2 hours (overnight is fine). Chill Club soda and tonic water>

Just before serving add club soda and tonic water

All about ALGOT
We know you need storage help! Each year we visit homes in the area to learn about how people live their lives at home. One thing we have discovered that many Pittsburghers have in common is feeling like they don’t have enough storage space.

Older homes in Pittsburgh often come with less closet space, but there is always space for storage if you look for it in the right way. IKEA's ALGOT system is a great solution for all sorts of storage problems. It can help you to be able to get the maximum use out of your closets and create storage where there currently is none.

How does the ALGOT system work?

The system is easy to use. Simply install the uprights. They come in a variety of heights so you can pick the right one for your space. This also allows you to add storage behind staircases and on angled attic walls. From there you add brackets which hold shelves, baskets, drying racks, clothes hangers, hooks and shoe racks. You can rearrange and add things whenever you need to. Everything is interchangeable!

Where are some places that people can use ALGOT in their home?

Install ALGOT inside reach in closets to get the most out of your space, turn a small bedroom in to a walk in closet or turn your builder grade walk in closet into something spectacular. ALGOT is also perfect for your entryway, office, living room, bathroom, kid’s room and even your small business.

What is the difference between ALGOT and a custom closet system?

The ALGOT system doesn’t rely on a closet—it can be used anywhere that there is a wall and it’s attractive enough to be used as open storage. It is also super affordable. In fact, ALGOT is 15% off until June 28th with your IKEA FAMILY card.

Is it easy to install?

ALGOT really is easy to install, but if you’re short on time and live in Pittsburgh, you can arrange for our assembly service to install it for you. You can also click on the link to the buying guide below to see what all of your options are.
Easy and Quick Meatball Recipes
Having some people over? These fast, easy and hearty meatball snacks will be a hit at your next party!

Click the link below to for a recipe sheet that includes:
Sweet & Sour Party Meatballs
Veggie Meatballs with Chili Sauce and Hummus
Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sandwiches
Late summer grilling recipes!
If you're getting ready for a tasty summer family dinner or entertaining friends and family this weekend, here are some easy and delicious grilling recipes to try!


Meatball Burger Kabobs
Here’s what you’ll need:

1 bag IKEA Meatballs
2 C. Cremini Mushrooms, destemmed
Grated Fontina cheese
Pre-cooked bacon strips
Skewers, metal or wood
Mini burger buns
A grill

To assemble the skewers with 2 meatballs and a mushroom, threading the bacon in between each grill on a gas, charcoal or indoor grill. Toast the buns (on the grill or in the oven), add the grated fontina to the bun so that it melts. Guests can assemble their skewers into burgers with the buns.

Sauce (oh, yes there’s sauce for these!)

1C IKEA Ketchup
1C Tartar sauce
Combine the two ingredients to make a classic burger sauce.


Marinated Grilled Veggie Flat Breads

Here’s what you’ll need (for the marinade):

1/4 C. Lemon juice
1/2 C. IKEA Apple Lingonberry Vinegar
2/3 C. Olive Oil
1 Clove of garlic, crushed
Salt & Pepper
a large bowl with lid

Here’s what you’ll need (for the flatbreads):

1 Pkg Portabella Mushrooms, sliced
2 Red Bell Peppers sliced
1 Zucchini Sliced
¼ cup fresh corn
1 Red onion, sliced
1 pkg IKEA Softbread
1 C. Shredded Fontina cheese (for topping)
A pan
A grill

Mix together marinade ingredients and toss in the peppers, onions & eggplant. Cover and let marinade in the fridge for 12 hours. Place sliced mushrooms on the grill and grill for 2 minutes each side.
Place the marinated peppers, onions and eggplant in a skillet and lightly grill on gas grill Place bread on the grill and lightly grill as well. Sandwich the grilled vegetables and top with some grated Fontina cheese on the bread.