Prefer the old design but this one worksMARY L.Like other reviewers, I prefer the old design. Even though the former design was a tough build, it was lovely. I don’t understand why Ikea decided to use the cross support. Gate-legs are not great designs. Why not design the lift table with fold down legs?
Despite this, the table works for 1-2, so is fine for our family.4
Poor design update decisionsEDWARD T.Wanted to get another one of the first version of this, which was a "soft" drop down/fold up version of this that completely concealed the fact that it was a table and could have become one of the most brilliant design works coming out of the IVAR series in decades (I'm a designer and I really appreciated the design).
This new updated useless version makes it not only horrible to look at, but incredibly inconvenient to sit with more than two people across from each other due to the diagonal crossbar that holds the table up. Forget trying to sit three people for a chat.1
new design is inconvenientLAURELI really hate this new design, It blocks where your feet go and it folding down instead of up caused us to redesign the entire layout of the shelving unit. There are no doors available for IVAR that are attractive and the folding down of the unit made our need to cover our computer monitor a real problem.2