Cushions are sold separately. Use VÅRDA wood stain, outdoor use when re-staining the furniture, sold separately.
How to get it
This reclining chair can be set in 5 positions based on what you want to do – eat, relax or both. Foldable for easy storage. Made of durable hardwood and looks great with other items in the ÄPPLARÖ series.
The back can be adjusted to five different positions.
Easy to fold up and put away.
You can make your chair more comfortable and personal by adding a chair cushion or pad in a style you like.
For added durability and so you can enjoy the natural expression of the wood, the furniture has been pre-treated with several layers of semi-transparent wood stain.
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Cushions are sold separately.
Use VÅRDA wood stain, outdoor use when re-staining the furniture, sold separately.
May be completed with KUDDARNA, FRÖSÖN/DUVHOLMEN or HÅLLÖ seat/back cushion.
May be completed with KUDDARNA, HÅLLÖ, FRÖSÖN/DUVHOLMEN or JÄRPÖN/DUVHOLMEN chair cushion (50x50 cm) or YTTERÖN seat/back cushion.
Only recommended for outdoor use.
Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
Solid acacia, Acrylic stain
The best way to extend the life of your wooden outdoor furniture is by cleaning it regularly, not leaving it outdoors unprotected more than necessary and to re-stain it on a regular basis.
Clean: With a mild soapy solution. Wipe dry with a clean and dry cloth.
Maintenance: To prevent the surface from drying out and cracking and moisture from penetrating into the wood we recommend you to re-stain the furniture on a regular basis, for example once or twice a year.
Storing: If possible, store in a cool dry place indoors. If the furniture is stored outside, cover it with a waterproof cover. After a rain or snowfall, wipe off excess water or snow from flat surfaces. Allow air to circulate to avoid condensation.
This chair has been tested for home use and meets the requirements for durability and safety, set forth in the following standards: EN 581.
Value for moneyVerified ReviewerI purchased some chairs to match the applaro extending table that I have had fir several years. I would have bought more but they were out of stock. The chairs are solid but light enough to be moved around.4
Easy to put together, lookVerified ReviewerEasy to put together, look good we had one bolt/screw that was faulty just had to wait a week for a replacement.5
Amazing comfy chair.but it isVerified ReviewerAmazing comfy chair.but it is only comfortable with the JÄRPÖN/DUVHOLMEN cushion covers5
Quite niceVerified ReviewerTricky to put together4
Great value for the moneyVerified ReviewerGreat value for the money5
Excellent build qualityVerified ReviewerWe were surprised at the ease of installation. Sturdy build quality. Dimensions for seating and comfort excellent. We will probably buy cushions when stores are open.5
love themVerified ReviewerWe really love this chair! We can relax but a cushion is needed! we bought the one suggested by IKEA. They looks fabulous in our garden5
Lovely chair if only all parts sent!Verified ReviewerBought 2 of these. One assembled as other had a missing part. Ordered the missing piece and it has not arrived 4 weeks later.3
Mixed feelingsVerified Revieweredges of arms and seat base are sharp and catch on your arms and legs3
Applaro reclining chairVerified ReviewerLovely chair and a great price.5
Great outdoor recliner.Verified ReviewerGreat quality and value and looks very good. String and well made5
Perfect ReclinerVerified ReviewerPurchased 2 Applaro garden chairs and was really happy to have delivery late May. Very comfortable, and great when reclining. Assembly was very easy and only took 10mins for both5
Good jobVerified ReviewerHandy to store, looks good, especially when used with cushions5
Verified ReviewerGreat garden reclining chair, with lovely wood finish. very pleased.5
Extremely comfortable and great valueVerified ReviewerThis is by far the best garden chair I have had. It looks great, is fantastic value and is very comfortable. I definitely recommend this product.5
DisappointedVerified ReviewerOn the picture the chair looks straight( on a normal chair you can rest your back and lean on it), but it’s very low(backward). You can’t test your back on it, as it’s very low. That was the highest position I could incline it to. On of the chairs wasn’t stable, when I touched it, it went backwards straight away. I am scared to sit on it, as I may go to the lowest position, the one that you can sunbathe and hurt myself. How can I contact customer service about it? It may be faulty!1
Nice chairVerified Reviewerlovely chairs easy to put together look good in the garden now the weather is good .5
Lovely garden chairsVerified ReviewerLovely chsir for garden /summer house etc5
DisappointedVerified ReviewerBought two, after reading reviews. Very surprised they have met safety standards as the metal mechanism under the arm which reclines them, is lethal in my opinion. Have now sold them as have a 3 year old who visits. I think I will have to take this aspect up with Ikea.2
Versatile garden chairVerified ReviewerEasy to assemble and adjust. A good addition to the garden.4
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.
Today we’ve achieved the goal that all the wood which we use for our outdoor furniture comes from more sustainable sources, which means that it is certified or recycled wood. The transition has been a given for us at IKEA, but it has also been a challenge.
Much of the wood used for our outdoor furniture comes from Southeast Asia, where it has been difficult to gain a good insight into the entire process from forest and sawmills to the factory. But through close cooperation with suppliers and local authorities, we’ve achieved the result, says Ulf Johansson, who works with wood supply and forestry.
"More sustainable forestry requires perseverance and long-term thinking, since profits are not achieved quickly, and many of our growers are small companies with limited resources. But we have been able to support them in this process both financially and in terms of knowledge-sharing", says Ulf.
Tough demands on life outdoors
Outdoor furniture must be durable, and throughout history, teak, which is a very hard wood, has been a popular choice of material. But the availability of teak produced in a more sustainable way is far too small, so to achieve our goal, we started looking for alternative wood types. Ove Lindén is an engineer and was working for IKEA in Malaysia when he discovered acacia's positive qualities in the early 2000s.
"At the time it was not used to furniture, but was grown mainly for the paper industry. But when we saw people also made fence posts from acacia, we supposed it was resistant to rotting and durable ‒ and would also suit outdoor furniture. In addition, it has a beautiful colour tone, just like teak", says Ove, and explains how acacia, which grows mainly in Malaysia and Vietnam, is grown on plantations where IKEA can have a good overview of the entire necessary production chain.
A type of wood to trust
Today, we use acacia for, among other things, ÄPPLARÖ, one of our most long-living outdoor furniture series. Over the years, new items have been added, and today ÄPPLARÖ is found in outdoor environments throughout the world. Ove Lindén has a theory of why it has become so long-lived.
"It's a timeless and neutral series that suits many surroundings. In addition, over the years we’ve been able to streamline production and thereby keep the price down."
The discovery of acacia has made us curious about finding more wood species from sustainable forestry. The journey continues towards higher quality and increased durability ‒ for you who use the furniture, yet also for people and the environment throughout the world where our furniture is manufactured.
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.
Lovable durable acacia
Acacia is a naturally durable and sturdy hardwood for outdoor use because of the high density of its wood fibers. For maximum protection it’s pre-treated with wood stain. By re-staining now and then you can enjoy it for many years.