Separate covers makes it easy to renew your outdoor furniture when you like. These are made of recycled PET bottles and dyed in a more sustainable way, which also makes the colour last longer in the sun.
You can just shake off water from a light rain, as the cushion cover is water repellent.
The cover is easy to keep clean and fresh, as you can take it off and machine-wash it.
The colour stays fresh for longer as the fabric is fade resistant.
The dope-dyeing process reduces consumption of water and dyestuff while improving colour fastness compared to traditional dyeing techniques.
The cushion has a longer life, since it can be turned over and used on both sides.
Eva Lilja Löwenhielm/IKEA of Sweden
Fits BONDHOLMEN 2-seat sofa and BONDHOLMEN armchair, as well as SOLLERÖN, SEGERÖN and NÄMMARÖ seating sections.
May be completed with TOSTERÖ storage box.
Complete with FRÖSÖN cushion cover 62x62 cm so that you have a spare cover when you want to change the look of the cushion or when the cushion cover needs to be washed.
The material in this product may be recyclable. Please check the recycling rules in your community and if recycling facilities exist in your area.
Cover for seat cushion
100% polyester (min. 90% recycled)
Inner cushion for seat cushion
100% polyester (min. 80% recycled)
Highly resilient polyurethane foam (cold foam)
Seat cushion, outdoor
The best way to extend the life of your outdoor cushion is by cleaning it regularly and storing it in a cool, dry place indoors or in a storage bag whenever not in use.
Make sure the cushion is completely dry before storing it away in the storage bag.
Inner cushionSeat cushion, outdoor
Do not wash.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not iron.
Do not dryclean.
Cushion coverSeat cushion, outdoor
Machine wash, max 40°C, normal process.
Close the zipper before washing.
Do not bleach.
Tumble drying, low temperature (max 60°C).
Iron, max 110°C.
Do not dryclean.
Width: 62 cm
Depth: 62 cm
Thickness: 12 cm
This product comes as 2 packages.
DUVHOLMENInner cushion for seat cushionArticle number503.918.50
Width: 64 cm
Height: 7 cm
Length: 64 cm
Weight: 1.68 kg
FRÖSÖNCover for seat cushionArticle number903.917.11
Width: 16 cm
Height: 6 cm
Length: 27 cm
Weight: 0.50 kg
Smart technique for cushions in the sun
With FRÖSÖN cushion covers, you make a sustainable choice for your outdoor space ‒ in several ways. The polyester fabric is made from recycled PET bottles, and has been dyed with a technique that is both resource efficient and hardwearing, so that your cushions stay fresh for longer in the sun. After having tested the fabric in the burning Australian sun and in Saudi Arabian sand storms, we know that the cover keeps its great, fresh look, even in the harshest conditions.
When springtime comes and it’s time to place out the cushions for the outdoor furniture, they don’t always look like you remember them. The colour may have faded and the fabric might look a little worn after having withstood the sun’s strong UV rays, rain, wind, dust and dirt. It’s a completely natural process, but that doesn’t mean that we have to accept it. At IKEA, we embrace such everyday challenges and look for new materials, alternative manufacturing methods and more efficient tests.
When we set out to make FRÖSÖN cushion covers, we chose to use polyester made from recycled PET bottles and to use a relatively new dyeing technique, which turned out to have more reliable quality and better environmental durability than conventional dyeing.
The colour becomes part of the fabric
Anton Löfstedt, who works with textiles at IKEA, explains that the technique is used to dye synthetic fibres such as polyester, acrylic and nylon.
"With this technique, we add the colour pigment in the material already before the fibre is manufactured. In this way, the pigment becomes part of the fibre and it becomes more colourfast compared with traditional dyeing where the pigment just ends up on the surface of the finished fibre."
By dyeing and manufacturing the fibre at the same time, and skipping a step in the production, it’s also more environmentally friendly. The water consumption is about 80% lower compared to traditional dyeing, while the amount of colour pigment can be reduced by 20%. These are important figures which show how a new technique can make a big difference.
"Today, a growing proportion of all polyester in our range is dyed in this way," says Anton.
Harsh weather tests
To test the durability of the dyed polyester, we put it out in the sun. Over seven months, some cushions were placed on the terrace of our office in Sydney where the sun is strong and the humidity is high. At the same time, we sent a number of cushions to a family in Saudi Arabia where they withstood both sun and sand storms. Catarina Vannfält is a chemical engineer and has studied the results.
"Understandably, they were slightly spotted when we got them back, but after one washing, the covers were fresh again and their colour looked really good", says Catarina.
So with recycled materials and a dyeing technique that consumes less water and colour, FRÖSÖN is one step further towards reducing our environmental impact ‒ and the positive effect continues in your own home.
"With a better dyeing technique, that slows down the sun’s bleaching effect on the fabric, and a removable cover that you can wash, the cushions keep looking great for a long time", summarises Catarina.
What is recycled polyester?
When we create products from recycled polyester, PET bottles and other sources of polyester get a new life in products like textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts and even lamps. When using them, you get to enjoy exactly the same quality and function as with virgin polyester products. And naturally, they’re just as clean and safe in every way. And perhaps the very best part – you contribute to using less new raw materials too.