KNOPPARP Sofa, Knisa light gray
KNOPPARP Sofa, Knisa light gray
KNOPPARP Sofa, Knisa light gray
KNOPPARP Sofa, Knisa light gray
KNOPPARP Sofa, Knisa light gray
KNOPPARP Sofa, Knisa light gray

KNOPPARP is a small sofa with a big heart that fits perfectly wherever space is limited. Smartly designed, lightweight, a comfortable padded cover and uses less materials – good for the planet.

Article Number204.246.25

Product details

KNOPPARP sofa is very durable thanks to the metal construction and strong supporting fabric.Thanks to the innovative construction, we can use less materials and foam when we make KNOPPARP sofa, while the padded cover ensures that the comfort is maintained.A sofa with small dimensions, which is easy to furnish with, even when space is limited. This cover is made from KNISA fabric in polyester, which is dope-dyed. It’s a durable material which has a soft feel.The dope-dyeing process reduces consumption of water and dyestuff compared to traditional dyeing techniques.The cover is easy to keep clean as it is removable and can be machine washed.Easy to bring home if you choose to carry it on your own. The packaging is just over one and a half meter in height and weighs 50 lbs.10-year limited warranty. Read about the terms in the limited warranty brochure.This cover’s ability to resist abrasion has been tested to handle 40,000 cycles. 15,000 cycles or more is suitable for furniture used every day at home. Over 30,000 cycles means a good ability to resist abrasion.The cover has a lightfastness level of 5-6 (the ability to resist color fading) on a scale of 1 to 8. According to industry standards, a lightfastness level of 4 or higher is suitable for home use.
  • Supporting fabric/ Supporting fabric:100 % polypropylene
    Armrest frame/ Top rail/ Back rail/ Front rail:Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating
    Back and seat filling:Polyurethane foam 1.5 lb/cu.ft.
    Cover:Polyester wadding, Non-woven polyester fabric
    Armrest top:Hollow polyester fibers
    Fabric:100 %polyester
    LiningClean with a dust cloth or vacuum lightly using the soft brush attachment.
    FrameWipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
    CoverMachine wash warm, normal cycle.Do not bleach.Do not tumble dry.Do not iron.Do not dry clean.
  • KNOPPARPSofaArticle no:204.246.25
    Width: 11 ½ " (30 cm)Height: 9 ¾ " (25 cm)Length: 66 ¼ " (168 cm)Weight: 51 lb 1 oz (23.15 kg)Package(s): 1

Product size

68 1/2 " (174 cm)
29 7/8 " (76 cm)
27 1/2 " (70 cm)
Height under furniture: 
8 1/4 " (21 cm)
Armrest height: 
27 1/2 " (70 cm)
Seat width: 
64 5/8 " (164 cm)
Seat depth: 
21 1/4 " (54 cm)
Seat height: 
15 3/8 " (39 cm)
Armrest width: 
1 5/8 " (4 cm)

Ratings and reviews

EasyMarina M.Easy5
Just what I expected for the price.JadenPSo far so good! I was nervous based on the other reviews, but I think people are expecting too much from a $170 couch. Yes, it’s basic and has zero cushioning, but that allows you to be creative. While in store, I went on over to the patio section. I grabbed 4 patio chair cushions (Malinda, 204.492.49) and went back to the Knopparp couch on display. Because this couch has a removable cover, I was able to slide these cushions underneath, and it works like a charm. It doesn’t add a ton of extra cushioning, but if you throw a blanket on the couch and lay down, it actually gets pretty cozy. And you can’t notice the extra cushioning so no worries by it looking tacky. This was also super easy to transport. It fit snug inside my Ford Fiesta. It would be 10x easier setting it up with two people, but I was able to do it by myself (not recommended). I also had to watch some YouTube tutorials as the instructions are somewhat unclear. Not overly hard to set up though. I am happy with my purchase. If you have the money and don’t want to go with being “creative” (by adding patio cushions) then spend a bit more and get something nicer. I love this for my living room.5
Worst Couch Everaidan0719Do not believe the description offered for this couch. The most uncomfortable piece of furniture I have ever sat on. Even with pillows and blankets added for comfort, it is still impossible to avoid a backache or to not have your limbs fall asleep from how stiff and unergonomic the design is.1
Not what I expected but not badMoyoBSo this is not something you want to assemble yourself.. it’s heavy and took me a while. Yes it’s cheap and all but the sofa part is too thin. It’s like sitting in spring. There is no cushion. I’m thinking of buying some online to add to it. It’s convenient and easy to clean.4
Very hard surface to sit onNoor YASOnly few days since we used it and already have a backache , very uncomfortable . Size wise it is perfect for small spaces .1
It’s perfectly functionalHeatherDS1984If you want fluffy pillows this is NOT your couch. If you want utility and easy to clean this is PERFECT! I love this couch! With 4 young kids in the house this sure beats pulling cushions off and vacuuming the chaos that sprinkles out of every inch of children. I will be going back to buy another!5
What you’d expect for a couch with no cushionsJellierollSlightly more comfortable than sitting on the floor, slightly less comfortable than sitting on a plate of Swedish meatballs.3
Great Find!a1357We bought this couch online without having a chance to try it because of COVID-19. We weren’t expecting much but all we wanted was a small cheap couch to put in our child’s room so we could all sit together for bedtime stories. This couch was easy and quick to assemble. It’s lightweight and easy to move around when we need to vacuum. It’s sturdy enough to support all of us. Yes it needs a couple cushions to make it really comfortable and no I wouldn’t use it as my main couch but it’s a great piece for a kid’s playroom or extra seating. It’s so light and easy to maneuver we’ll probably move it to the living room or even on the deck when we have friends over since it’s way more confortable than a dinning room chairs or the floor.5
Great sofasAnonymous reviewerWe bought two of these sofas for staging a home however we were plesantly surprised how comfortable these sofas are. Wish we bought them sooner actually. Wow!5
Roomy yet compact sofaBrittrxseI got this sofa today, we were able to get it in our vehicle relatively easy with opening the trunk and moving the seats down. It definitely required two people to assemble it, but fortunately my boyfriend and I were able to get this together. It's not the most comfortable couch in the world, but it's definitely an upgrade from the broken futon we had. Overall, it's a lightweight, compact, and stylish sofa that is perfect for our apartment!4
One of the most uncomfortable couches everTyeDyeI regret trying to be frugal. This couch is horribly uncomfortable.2
RecBrowGreat addition to my boys room5
Didn’t meet expectationsZorro92I bought this because I needed something inexpensive but functional. It took longer than expected to assemble because it was tricky to ensure the pieces were facing the right way. I assembled it backwards then had to do it over. This item is very uncomfortable, definitely not for sitting for long periods of time. I’ve had it 3 months and it’s sagging in the middle. The thin cushion seat provides very little support, it feels more like sitting on a bench. I tried finding ways to make it more comfortable but haven’t been able to find something that fits. I really wanted to like this item but I’ve been disappointed. I wish I could return it but have no way to drop it off, and I don’t have the receipt or box it came in.2
Great sofaShaun 1A good sofa but I would like to have more padding on the cover4
Roomy But UncomfortableZakSThis is the most couch you can get for the price. It can seat 3 people without being cramped. That being said, it's not comfortable at all to relax on. You must sit with good posture to be remotely comfortable. Is that really what you want in a couch? I owned a KNOPPARP for 6 months before deciding to return it because of complaints from my friends. It's very frustrating, because I absolutely love the style: it looks straight out of the 60's and has beautiful clean lines. The source of the discomfort seemed to be a lack of padding and no practical way to increase tension on the stretched support fabric you sit on. If it was completely taught, the couch would have been acceptable. I double checked the instructions and tightened everything a few months after purchase, but no luck.2
Love itRich8899Easy enough to transport and assemble by yourself. Wide enough to put you feet up. Soft cover and sturdy construction.5
Perfect ArticlehishamsAmazing.. Highly recommended5

SustainabilityPeople and planet

Energy and resources

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.

KNOPPARP Sofa, Knisa light gray

An easy-to-carry innovator

All IKEA products have affordability as a key part of their design, but we create certain products from the beginning to be especially so. We call them "breath-taking items" or BTIs. "We'd tried to make a BTI sofa before," product developer Jerry Svensson explains, "but never got the price right.” So when creating KNOPPARP, the team had to try something completely different. Who would’ve thought that the inspiration would come from a trampoline?

So, where is the money spent when making a sofa? “The biggest expenses come in three parts,” says Jerry. “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, engineer Gerd Rodhe could see his neighbor's kids stretched out relaxing on a trampoline. He realized that stretching a fabric between a metal frame would make a comfortable seat without expensive materials. Jerry picks up the story. "We started breaking down what we needed to make a sofa without adding a high cost to the final price. 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." Also, most of the screws were swapped for metal parts that can click together making the sofa easy to assemble.

Light, easily carried – and sustainable

KNOPPARP should be easy to transport, too. "It became almost like a competition to work out different ways to divide it so the packaging became smaller,” Jerry says. We ended up with a packaging light and small enough to make it easier to bring home. Jerry's proudest moment with KNOPPARP though is its sustainability. One part of this is that we’ve used as little material as possible, but the sofa is still strong and durable and will serve you for many years. "It’s almost completely recyclable, too, making it a real innovator for more sustainable sofas in the future."

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Designer thoughts

Designer thoughts

“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.”

Designer Nike Karlsson

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