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KNOPPARP 2-seat sofa, grey

$99
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Article Number : 
502.651.11
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A small sofa with a big heart that works great wherever space is limited. No car? No problem. It’s smartly packed so you can bring it home on the bus.
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-KNOPPARP sofa is very durable thanks to the metal construction and strong supporting fabric.
-A sofa with small, neat dimensions which is easy to furnish with, even when space is limited.
-The cover is easy to keep clean as it is removable and can be machine washed.
-10 year guarantee. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure.
Good to know
The supporting fabric can be re-tightened to get the sofa in shape as new after a few years of use.
Care instructions
Cover
Machine wash, max 40°C, normal process.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not iron.
Do not dryclean.
Protect your sofa from direct sunlight.
Assembled size
Width: 119 cm
Depth: 76 cm
Height: 69 cm
Free height under furniture: 21 cm
Armrest height: 70 cm
Seat width: 108 cm
Seat depth: 54 cm
Seat height: 39 cm
Number of seats: 2 pack

This product requires assembly
Designer
IKEA of Sweden
Product description
Supporting fabric/ Supporting fabric: 100% polypropylene
Armrest frame: Steel, Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
Top rail/ Back rail/ Front rail: Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
Foot: Polypropylene plastic
Back and seat filling: Polyurethane foam 25 kg/cu.m.
Cover: 100% polyester, Polyester wadding, Non-woven polyester
Armrest top: Polyester hollow fibres
Fabric: 100% polyester
People & Planet
Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community.
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Assembly instructions
502.651.11 KNOPPARP 2-seat sofa (PDF)
Manuals
502.651.11 KNOPPARP 2-seat sofa (PDF)
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KNOPPARP 2-seat sofa IKEA KNOPPARP sofa is very durable thanks to the metal construction and strong supporting fabric.

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Comfort without the extra padding
For KNOPPARP sofa, less is more. We’ve stretched the fabric over the metal frame, making the need for foam unnecessary. Using less material, yet keeping it comfortable and sturdy. You might also like to know that it’s packaged small enough to take home on the bus or in the back of a car.

Designer thoughts

Designer Nike Karlsson
“Just as comfortable as lying on your back on a trampoline! Once we got the idea of using the same technology as in trampolines for KNOPPARP sofa we were able to develop the form very quickly. The really big challenges came later. Besides the attractive design, the sofa should also have a low price. Be good from an environmental perspective. Be packaged so smartly that it could be taken home on a bus. And be easy to assemble, robust and easy to keep clean. The result is a sofa that exudes honesty – what you see is what you get.”

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An easy-to-carry innovator

It's hard not to like a sofa. After all what other furniture can you sit, snack, snooze or just hang out on through a rainy afternoon? Of course, some trouble can arise if you have a very small space or have to move the sofa.

Luckily the KNOPPARP sofa can help out on both counts. But its helpfulness doesn't stop there. You see it's also one of the most affordable sofas we've ever made, a challenge that had its design team completely rethink how to make a sofa (as well as take a little inspiration from a trampoline).

Cutting costs through design

All IKEA products have affordability as one of the key parts of their design, but we create certain products from the beginning to be especially so. We call them "breath-taking items" or BTIs, and they're designed to have the lowest price on the market for a particular type of product — like a sofa. "We'd tried to make a BTI sofa before," KNOPPARP developer Jerry Svensson explains."And had never got the price to where we wanted it, so we knew that with KNOPPARP we'd have to try something completely different." The first part was determining where the money is normally spent when making a sofa. "When you break down your typical sofa," Jerry says, "the biggest expenses come in three parts; the wood needed to make a frame, the fixtures you need to put the sofa together, and the foam to make it comfortable."

A jump in the right direction

Walking home one day, KNOPPARP engineer Gerd Rodhe pondered the sofa price dilemma. Pausing for a moment next to his house, he could see his neighbour's kids stretched out relaxing on a trampoline. The more he thought about it, the more he realised that using a fabric stretched between a metal frame would be a good way to make a comfortable seat without using expensive materials. Jerry picks up the story. "Soon after that we started breaking down what we needed to make a sofa without adding a high cost to the final price." he says. "And we landed on using a metal frame, the trampoline-like seat, and to cut down on foam we developed a fabric cover that's quilted for comfort." With designer Nike Karlsson, the team also took into account the expense of fixtures by swapping most of the screws for metal parts that can click together making the sofa easy to assemble once you've brought it home.

Light enough to take on the bus

Another goal was that KNOPPARP would be light enough that you could take it home on the bus. "When we started we said 'wouldn't it be nice if we could fit a KNOPPARP flat pack into an IKEA shopping bag?'" Jerry says, "And it became almost like a competition to work out different ways to divide it so the packaging became smaller. And while fitting inside a shopping bag turned out to be slightly too ambitious, the final version ended up a little over a metre long and weighing a carry-friendly 16 kg. Jerry's proudest moment with KNOPPARP though is its sustainability. "By being really selective with the materials we used, KNOPPARP is almost completely recyclable, making it a real innovator for more sustainable sofas in the future."

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KNOPPARP sofa is very durable thanks to the metal construction and strong supporting fabric. A sofa with small, neat dimensions which is easy to furnish with, even when space is limited. The cover is easy to keep clean as it is removable and can be machine washed. 10 year guarantee. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure. https://www.ikea.com/au/en/images/products/knopparp-seat-sofa-grey__0245351_PE384118_S4.JPG KNOPPARP 2-seat sofa, grey 502.651.11 IKEA $99