VOXLÖV Chair, light bamboo

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A gift from nature, shaped and bent for optimal beauty and comfort. The sturdy frame is made of hardwearing bamboo, and handwoven paper twine creates a strong seat with a resilient feel when you sit on it.

Article number504.502.36

Product details

Angled back as well as generously sized and curved seat/back offer restful support and comfort while eating, writing or doing paperwork.

Made of strong handwoven paper twine and durable bamboo from more sustainable sources, adding warmth and natural beauty wherever you choose to use it.

Paper twine weaving technique has been used for years in furniture making and is known for its great strength as well as the supportive, flexible feeling when you sit in it.

Designer

Francis Cayouette

Article number504.502.36
  • Bamboo is a natural fibre that might change colour over time.

    Only recommended for indoor use.

    To prevent surface scratches and the sound of chair legs scraping on the floor, complete with FIXA self-adhesive floor protectors, sold separately.

  • Side frame/ Cross rail:

    Bamboo, Adhesive, Tinted clear acrylic lacquer

    Seat/ Backrest:

    Steel, Paper, Epoxy/polyester powder coating, Clear acrylic lacquer

    Wipe clean with a cloth dampened in a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

    If placed close to a radiator or other source of heat, the material can dry out and deteriorate.

    For increased stability, re-tighten the screws about two weeks after assembly and when necessary.

  • This chair has been tested for home use and meets the requirements for durability and safety, set forth in the following standards: EN 12520 and EN 1022.
  • By using a fast-growing, renewable material like bamboo in this product, we avoid using fossil or finite materials.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

    By using paper from responsibly managed forests in this product, we lower our environmental impact.

  • Assembly instructionsVOXLÖV Chair504.502.36

Measurements

Tested for: 110 kg

Width: 43 cm

Depth: 53 cm

Height: 85 cm

Seat width: 45 cm

Seat depth: 43 cm

Seat height: 46 cm

  • VOXLÖVArticle number504.502.36

    Width: 57 cm

    Height: 11 cm

    Length: 85 cm

    Weight: 7.42 kg

    Package(s): 1

VOXLÖV Chair, light bamboo

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

Designer Francis Cayouette joined our bamboo-trip from the start and made some new discoveries. “When we use bamboo smart, according to its natural qualities, we can design shapes that are difficult to achieve with other materials.”

Bending shapes with flexible bamboo

Francis and the team used bamboo slats – thin layers of bamboo glued together in different dimensions. Thanks to the long fibre, bamboo is more flexible and easier to bend than most wood. “We explored different techniques to bend the bamboo and let the shapes become a part of the expression.” One challenge was to achieve just the right angle where the seat and backrest meet – with enough tilt and flexibility so that you can enjoy long meals at the dining table. “Bamboo behaves differently than wood, that was something we had to learn – and understand how to utilise. And, since the material is so hard, we could make the edge of the table really thin.”

A chair to linger in

Francis wanted the chair to feel strong and at the same time light and ”transparent”. “We tried with natural fibre on the seat and the backrest, but it made the chair look like a piece of outdoor furniture. Instead, we weaved twined paper cords by hand to get a built-in elasticity. It’s strong and has been used for years in furniture making.” The result is a chair just as flexible and soft as swaying bamboo – a comfortable place where good moments last longer.

Forests are critical for life on earth

Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.

100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.

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Material

What is bamboo?

Strong, flexible and one of the world's fastest growing plants – bamboo has many uses that make it an excellent renewable material. It’s a type of grass and usually grows without the need for fertilizers or irrigation. After being harvested, it grows new shoots that are ready for harvesting after 4-6 years. At IKEA we use bamboo for items like furniture, bathroom decor, baskets and lamps – and we are constantly exploring more areas of use for this versatile material.

Form design process

Swaying bamboo becomes timeless furniture

Did you know that bamboo is actually a grass? After growing for some years, it becomes as hard as wood and at the same time stronger and easier to bend than most types of wood. So, we headed out on a creative excursion to make the most out of its unique qualities rather than copying wood. VOXLÖV is the first result, a timeless table, and a chair just as flexible and soft as swaying bamboo – a comfortable place where good moments last longer.