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TOBIAS Chair, transparent/chrome-plated

Price £ 85
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TOBIAS Chair, transparent/chrome-plated

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A transparent chair that mirrors its surroundings. It picks up the colours of the room and appears to be floating. And because there’s flexibility in the seat, you may feel like you are floating too.

Article Number803.496.71

Product details

You sit comfortably thanks to the restful flexibility of the seat and back.


Carl Öjerstam

Weight & measurements

Tested for: 110 kg

Width: 55 cm

Depth: 56 cm

Height: 82 cm

Seat width: 48 cm

Seat depth: 46 cm

Seat height: 44 cm


Seats crack over time...! Verified ReviewerHave a look at lower rated reviews and you will see what we have experienced - took longer for our chairs to crack than some, had them a few years now, but 2 out of 6 chairs cracked and one unusable. Price has shot up over the years too so replacements £30 more than when we bought them! The seats do get marked over time too. 1
The chair split after only 1 year!Verified ReviewerReally like the look of the chair but after 1 year's use, it just split through the middle on me. Unfortunately, IKEA's warranty policy does not cover the chair after a year. Really disappointing as I would have expect a more lasting product than this. I'm amazed to see it's price increase as well. 2
Chair split in halfVerified ReviewerAcrylic part of the chair split in half after one year1
Cracked and can’t be used anymore!Verified ReviewerGot this chair one year ago and now it’s cracked in the middle. I’m 60kg. The cracked part even scratched my skin when i still tried to sit on it (because i was hoping it’s not totally out of use).1
Beautiful chair BUT... Verified ReviewerI bought 1 chair for my daughter's make up desk and it was perfect until cracked with a loud noise down the middle of the bottom part. It is very modern and looks expensive. Also it doesn't clutter the space as it is transparent. She can't use it any more as I am concerned she might get hurt if it splits completely. I am not sure if I should replace it after reading several reviews with the same issue. 3
Poor qualityVerified ReviewerWe originally purchased 4 Tobias clear chairs for our kitchen.There are only 2 of us in house and neither of us are big.One of them split.We replaced thinking it was our fault.We purchased a replacement .Today another of the chairs split.I reported it to IKEA but they didn’t seem interested.My tip would to not buy1
Cracks!Verified ReviewerAs almost all of the other reviews say, these chairs crack. Quite clearly a design fault which ikea fails to acknowledge. They should be replaced free of charge regardless of when they were purchased as they are not fit for purpose.1
They can crack.Verified ReviewerI bought three of these chairs, looked very nice. But, after a while they all cracked in the seats.2
Bought 8, 2 cracked not goodVerified ReviewerI’ve bought many of these and they do crack. Now price and delivery charge so much I would avoid.2
Great ChairsVerified ReviewerGreat, easy to assemble. Bit pricy.5
Tobias chairVerified ReviewerLove it, use it as a dressing table chair, just the right height and colour for my needs. It’s made of easy care materials.5
Love the look. Comfortable chairs.Verified ReviewerLove the look. Comfortable chairs.5
Looks very stylishVerified ReviewerLooks very stylish5
Helpful staff memberVerified ReviewerThe chairs are great. We were told there 28 in stock. On the day we couldn’t find them in the designated area. I spoke to a young staff member went out of his way to search for other boxes in the aisle for the clear colour we wanted. He found them across + at the back of the aisle. We wouldn’t have thought of going to such lengths ourselves, I wish I’d got his name in Milton Keynes store at Bletchley.5
Looks amazingVerified ReviewerLooks amazing. Easy to put together, easy to clean5
Very pleasedVerified ReviewerThis is the second time I’ve bought this chair. Love it xx5
Stylish chairsVerified ReviewerI find these retro looking chairs quite comfortable without being too bulky. A perfect addition to my glass dining table.5
A smart chair, and perhapsVerified ReviewerA smart chair, and perhaps more substantial than it looks. Assembly is fine as long as you note that the front and back of the seat are fastened by decorative bolts of different lengths.5
Surprisingly comfortable.Verified ReviewerWe have used these as dining chairs and they help make a small dining space look bigger thanks to the transparency. The seat itself is very wide and comfortable, of course it doesn't have a cushion so maybe not suitable for long periods, but surprisingly comfortable nevertheless.5
CoolVerified ReviewerMy grand daughter says it is cool!5
TOBIAS Chair, transparent/chrome-plated

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