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POÄNG Armchair, birch veneer/Glose off-white

Price $ 249.00

10 year limited warranty

POÄNG Armchair, birch veneer/Glose dark brown
POÄNG Armchair, birch veneer/Glose off-white

How to get it

POÄNG armchair has stylish curved lines in bentwood, providing nice support for the neck and comfy resilience. It’s been in our range for several decades and is still just as popular. Want to try it too?

Article Number498.305.96

Product details

The layer-glued bent wood frame gives the armchair a comfortable resilience, making it perfect to relax in.

Soft, durable and easy care leather which is practical for families with children.

To sit even more comfortably and relaxed, you can use the armchair together with a POÄNG ottoman.

A variety of seat cushion designs makes it easy to change the look of your POÄNG chair and your living room.

The high back provides good support for your neck.

10-year limited warranty. Read about the terms in the limited warranty brochure.


Noboru Nakamura

  • Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community.

  • Material
    Armchair frame
    Supporting fabric:
    100 % polypropylene
    Layer-glued wood veneer, Birch veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Chair cushion
    Seat/ Back:
    Polyurethane foam 2.0 lb/cu.ft.
    Seat lining:
    100 % cotton
    Head rest:
    Polyurethane foam.
    Main parts:
    Dyed through top-grain leather with a treated, embossed and pigmented surface
    FrameArmchair frame

    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

    LeatherChair cushion

    Vacuum clean.

    Protect from direct sunlight to prevent drying out.

    For best possible result, wipe clean and treat the surface regularly with ABSORB leathercare set.

  • This seating furniture is tested and complies with relevant strength and durability standards. The tests simulate typical usage of the product and are based on use by persons weighing up to 242 lbs.


Width: 26 3/4 "

Depth: 32 1/4 "

Height: 39 3/8 "

Seat width: 22 "

Seat depth: 19 5/8 "

Seat height: 16 1/2 "

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    POÄNGArticle Number813.058.07

    Width: 26 ¼ "

    Height: 2 ¾ "

    Length: 28 ½ "

    Weight: 18 lb 1 oz

    Package(s): 1

    POÄNGArticle Number901.059.03

    Width: 22 ¾ "

    Height: 6 "

    Length: 27 ¼ "

    Weight: 5 lb 16 oz

    Package(s): 1


Good enoughINGRIDNot enough polyurethane finish on wood. Rough areas.5
Timeless styleEricIt's a well designed & engineered chair that offers very good comfort for years to come. This is my 2nd Poang and it joins my first that is over 15 years old and still looks great. Exceptional value in quality, casual furniture.5
Almost PerfectTracyI have a small 900 square foot home where space is at a premium. I really wanted a lounge chair and ottoman for a corner nook. The color works perfectly with the rest of my light neutral home. The real leather cover is exactly what I wanted, because of allergies I avoid fabric material that can harbour dust mites and I can quickly remove any debris . The chair and ottoman are light weight, quick and easy to assemble, and to move around the house. There are only a few tweaks or alternatives I wish were available to take this set from very good to fantastic. 1. Narrow/smaller footprint - I wish this chair was a few inches narrower. In a small space it looks much bigger than it is because of how wide it is. When I sit in the chair I easily have 2 to 3 inches of space on either side. The ottoman could easily be half the length and width. 2. Seat foam is too thin/weak - while the chair is very comfortable the chair seat foam pad is already starting to show buttock indentations. For a chair that is only a few weeks old it is disappointing. It will be an easy fix to add in thicker foam from a craft store or I might look into purchasing only the foam and trying to double stuff the bottom piece. No other pieces are showing wear yet, which makes sense as the bottom chair pad is going to hold the majority of the weight. 3. Matching arm pads and lumbar pillows - I would absolutely purchase matching arm pads and lumbar pillows to make this the ultimate lounge chair. Especially since the covers are easy to swap out it would increase the life of the chair since the frame is likely to last my lifetime. 4. More leather color options - I really wanted a tan or camel leather option, but would have considered other colors if given the option. Since it's so easy to swap out covers I could purchase multiple and change according to my mood or when seasons change.4
Awesome. Wish the ottoman wasn't out of stockTerryAwesome5
This is a very comfortableBRUCEThis is a very comfortable chair and very nice quality5
Poang chair is a great buyMichaelThis chair is more comfortable and high quality than I even expected - a great product for a great value.5
So comfortable!TamaraJust love this chair. Stylish, comfy, not too big, and well-priced.5
Great chairDAVIDJust one of the most comfortable chairs in the world. We now have two of them.5
worth the waitHayleigh K.I was so sad that the Poang was sold out during January...but I was able to get one in February and it was SO WORTH THE WAIT! I love my Poang and it's really completed the room it's in!5
comfortable office/meditation chairKaren H.Poang is one of the most comfortable chairs I have found for tall people as I am over six feet tall. I have an office/reading room and was looking for a supportive and small space reading chair. I bought the leather cushions and returned later for the footstool. I alternate between using the chair with and without the footstool. Highly recommend this chair for it's simplicity, comfort. and style.5
Very comfortable, easy to assembleIttapI bought the whole set. Chair, ottoman and cushions for both. Took maybe 20 minutes to assemble everything. Chair has a bit of sway, like minor rocking which is very soothing. I am very happy with my Poang.5
Great chair for reading.MeMa of 6I was looking for a chair that reminded me of the chairs on my deck. I sit outside all summer reading, but I wanted a chair for the inside just like like the deck chairs. I have been to furniture stores searching for a comfortable and reasonable priced chair. I could have spent a thousand dollars but why? Found this chair while looking on the internet. I had it shipped to my house for $9.00. It would have taken me over an hour to go to the Ikea in my area. I put the chair and ottoman together in two hours by myself. The directions/illustrations are easy to understand and follow. The chair is very comfortable and perfect for reading and watching TV. The chair even has a ten year warranty, how could I go wrong. I know I will have many hours of reading novels in this chair. Thank you Ikea!5
so comfy, so simplyaziwaI use these chairs in my medical office. Patient's are so comfortable. As with all medical services, people have to wait sometimes and these chairs make the waiting a pleasure.5
POÄNG Armchair, birch veneer/Glose off-white

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.

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.


What is layer-glued wood?

With layer-glued wood it’s possible to create flexible and extra strong constructions with curved shapes, like frames for armchairs. The secret is a technique where many layers of thin wood veneer are glued together and then pressed into the desired shape. We often use wood like birch, beech, ash and even bamboo – and strive to use the raw material as smartly and efficiently as possible to avoid waste. Just like solid wood, it has natural variations in structure and colour.