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LÖVBACKEN Side table, medium brown,

Price $ 89.99

How to get it

LÖVBACKEN is an updated version of our LÖVET table, the first piece of furniture we sold in a flat package. This model has three legs and brass-colored feet – a design that enhances the look of any room.

Article Number802.701.25

Product details

The distinctive grain pattern in the poplar veneer gives each table a unique character.

The veneered surface is durable, stain resistant and easy to keep clean.

The table can be moved across the floor without worry because the plastic feet protect against scratching.


IKEA of Sweden

  • Max load on table top: 11 lbs.

  • Material
    Table top:
    Fiberboard, Ash veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer, Paper, Tinted lacquer
    Solid beech, Tinted lacquer

    Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

    Check regularly that all assembly fastenings are properly tightened and retighten when necessary.


Length: 30 3/8 "

Width: 15 3/8 "

Height: 20 1/8 "

  • LÖVBACKENArticle Number802.701.25

    Width: 19 "

    Height: 1 ¾ "

    Length: 30 ¾ "

    Weight: 10 lb 15 oz

    Package(s): 1


It provides some useful andANNIt provides some useful and convenient holding place between sofas.3
Looking GoodEVANGELINELove this table. It completes my living room. Goes perfect with my deep green couch5
Cool retro tableAmyI absolutely love this table. I use it as a side table in my living room and it’s lovely. Easy to assemble, just screw the legs in. I also bought the VARMBLIXT dish and they look really nice together.5
Nice little coffee tableRodWe needed a coffee table for a smallish mid-century couch. While a little taller than traditional coffee tables, this was a perfect fit and style. And we find that we like the extra height.5
A Must-Have For All IKEA FansScott N.This may be the coolest IKEA item ever.. The veneers are beautiful, the design is stunning, and the brass-trimmed feet round out this classic piece. I bought one last night, and after my mom saw it, we went back to the store today and bought another. Fits the end of the Kivik sofa perfectly.5
I love my leaf tableTHERESEIt has an easy to clean top, lends a pretty shape to the living room and is sturdy.5
GoodWen K.Good5
Love itedwardI love this little table. Different, sharp, quality product.5
Beautiful!LaraThis table goes perfectly with the style of my living room, and since we always need extra space to put things, it was a perfect find. I bought this in the “as is” section. It was a display piece and one of the footpads was missing. My husband easily replaced it and now it’s perfect.5
Perfect sizeVincentThis is a great side table with an unusual and striking design. Wish they made it with a white top and chrome accented legs but it still fits nicely with a modern decor.5
Cute, retro cool, nice sizeKristieCute, retro cool, and a nice size that tucks in next to the sofa. It is short, so be prepared for it to be significantly shorter than most sofa arms. It is the perfect height next to a Stressless recliner. I was concerned that the laminate top would look cheesy, but it looks neat and appropriate with a funky, 70s, or mod design style. It is reasonably sturdy and I like it alot. I bought two.5
Interesting and well madeMelissaI saw this in the store and walked past it in a few display areas. It kept catching my eye. I liked the natural leaf look and the shape. The surface is roomy and the shape of it makes it convenient to place against a chair and wall, or between two chairs. I ended up buying it online and having it shipped. It’s one of my favorite tables. Easy to assemble, just screw on the legs. I plan to order a second one.5
Bout one over 8 yearsLARRYBout one over 8 years ago and I needed a second one for my other room. I was happy to see that it’s still available for sale. 2022 August5
Side/coffee tableVesselaSide/coffee table5
Stylish, lightweight, functional. Make moreNataliyaStylish, lightweight, functional. Make more products like that one.5
💖ShariSmall but mighty. Faux wood grain goes perfectly with my modern gray leather 360° spin recliners by hugging the wall behind them to hold the remote, drinks, etc. Love the shape. Put together with no tools in less than 3 minutes. (Took longer to unpack. 🤭)5
Great table!LisaThis table is stylish and very sturdy. Nice details that make it interesting. Definitely recommend!5
Perfect for any spaceChristyWe purchased two for our living room. Perfect for our space and matches our other IKEA furnishings.5
Simple and solidMEGANSolid little piece of furniture. Couldn’t be any easier to assemble and has a quality look.5
Very nice table designClarissaVery nice table design5
LÖVBACKEN Side table, medium brown, 30 3/8x15 3/8 "

The return of a classic

Perhaps if Gillis Lundgren owned a truck the IKEA that you know today would be very different. You see, it was Gillis' small car combined with a slightly too large table that inspired the flat pack concept as we know it, and setting IKEA down a path completely different to any other furniture maker.

So many things that you might associate with IKEA sprang from that moment, from the flat pack, to the idea of assembling your own furniture, to the ultimately more affordable price tag that comes with doing things yourself. And the slightly too large table? These days it's called LÖVBACKEN and it's almost identical to that original table from the 50's.

An idea is born

If we look back to 1955, we can see Gillis, the marketing director of the still newly established IKEA exiting a furniture maker's workshop in rural Sweden. In his hands he has a sample of LÖVET, a graceful, leaf-shaped coffee table, to bring back to the IKEA headquarters. We can imagine him get to his car, open the trunk and flip the table to fit it inside. Only it doesn't. Maybe now he moves towards the front seat, angling the table in legs first in an attempt to fit it in. A shuffle here, a twist there. No luck. It's now perhaps eyeing the legs that he comes up with a plan. Why not just saw them off and reattach them later? The rest, as they say, is history. By tapping into the idea that it would be easier and more affordable for people to transport their new flat packed furniture home themselves and then assemble it themselves, the IKEA Concept was born.

Bringing back an icon

Flash forward to 2013 and product developer Glen Bengtsson sits with IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad in the small Swedish town of Älmhult. Amongst plans for new products, Ingvar has a special request. "He wanted us to have a look into the treasury books for some 'good old products' that we could bring back again," Glen says. "Over the years we could see that many people were very interested in these classic designs, and we felt the time was right to bring some back." Working with the Kamprad family, Glen says it was decided to remake a series of classic furniture from the 50's and 60's, including the most iconic piece of all — the coffee table LÖVET. The only hitch was that no one had the plans anymore. "We actually had to go to the IKEA museum to borrow one of their exhibits so we could trace the shape, weigh the table and photocopy the legs to prepare for production." Glen says.

One important difference

The aim of production was to produce a replica as true to the original as possible, with one important difference. "We no longer use the original jacaranda wood for the tabletop," Glen says. "It's an endangered species these days, so we now use more sustainable species, cut in a way so that they look identical. If you have the two side by side, it's almost impossible to tell the difference." The new version renamed LÖVBACKEN, now joins the IKEA family. Naturally it comes in a flat pack with the legs separate for assembly at home. Just like the original table from all those years ago.


What is veneer?

A veneer is a thin wooden sheet attached to things like particleboard to add a durable surface and a natural wood look – so we enjoy the many benefits of wood without using solid wood. The most common veneer types are birch, ash, oak, and beech, and we’ve made a special UV lacquer that helps preserve the wood's natural structure. A benefit with a slightly thicker veneer is how you can repair and sand the surface if it’s damaged to give furniture a longer and more beautiful life.