The cover has a lightfastness level of 5 (the ability to resist color fading) on a scale of 1 to 8. According to industry standards, a lightfastness level of 4 or higher is suitable for home use.This cover’s ability to resist abrasion has been tested to handle 35,000 cycles. 15,000 cycles or more is suitable for furniture used every day at home. Over 30,000 cycles means a good ability to resist abrasion.
I bought the gray versionERICAI bought the gray version for my room and wanted a formal sitting area in my living room. They look inviting and are so comfortable. My husband and I have coffee every morning sitting on them.5
Quality Has ChangedLogan R.We bought our first chair several years ago, and we immediately wanted to get another one of the same color. IKEA was out of stock, and we were finally able to find one recently. However, the chairs are not comparable in quality. The new chair is missing padding in the arm, and the cushion is smaller and does not sit straight. I wish this allowed me to post pictures, but the front of the cushion no longer looks like the images depicted.1
Loved it 😍DeepakLoved it 😍5
Nice looking chairDebomitaNice looking chair5
Nice looking chair but expensiveLaura F.We bought two of these chairs for a small sitting area. We also got stuck lining up the holes on the wings with the base, but we figured out that once you stick the one wing's metal pole into the side of the chair's back, you have to wiggle the wing left and right to get it fully seated into the chair's back. Once you've wiggled the wing enough, it'll look totally misaligned standing up, but once you flip it on its side to put the two screws in, push the wing's bottom up in place and the holes should now be aligned.
Also, the chair's cushion extends past the base of the chair, so it pushes on the back of your legs funny if you aren't super tall. Nothing a pillow behind your back or a footstool can't fix though. Cushions are nice and firm, hopefully they will stay that way.4
I love the chair, so comfy and supportiveDebThe chair is beautiful and supportive. I just would like a color you don’t have as the beige is the best choice. But I makes it down a star as I would have like a lighter aqua color instead.4
Live this chair!KarenThis chair is so comfortable and spacious5
We love it!JessicaIt is a true beauty. Not as fuzz-attracting as I thought it would be.
It is very comfortable, even for me as a shorty with a pillow behind my back, and very well made.
My cat also approves.
Definitely a great choice.
Only downside: the fitting Ottoman is out of stock in every IKEA store in the area.5
fun accent chairkenWell made and easy to assemble.5
So niceNathalieVery chic and confortable5
Absolutely love this chair and ottoman!DorleneI’ve been looking for the right entry chair where people can sit to take off boots and shoes but functional as well and let me tell you! This wing chair and ottoman turned my entry area into the sweetest reading nook ever with a tall light with white globe lights from IKEA as well set on a timer for winter. When I come in I just want to immediately snuggle in with a good book for the evening. So comfy and just the right size for me.5
A bit mixedSharonThis chair is so comfortable. However, it was ridiculously hard to put together because the bolt holes didn’t line up. There are only 4 bolts and 2 screws, should have been quick and easy. It looks nice but you can tell it was a build-at-home chair by the way the pieces don’t quite line up.4
Comfy FurnitureDebraComfortable and easy to assemble.5
Beautiful ChairMonicaI love this chair. It adds so much style and elegance to my living room5
I love this chair, ifjosalynI love this chair, if you’re thinking of getting it do it! You will not regret it.5
Wing chairElizabethCute. Easy to assemble. Comfortable.5
I love this chair!KARENI also have the footrest. Really comfortable, great for my back and neck. The color makes the room happy! It was easy to put together too.5
Perfect chairStephanieGreat depth. Soft and comfy5
My new favourite seat. NeverShirleyMy new favourite seat. Never thought I would love a chair so much.5
Cute but tough to assemble - staple hanging outJaime H.I’ve been purchasing and building ikea furniture for nearly 20 years. Tables, chairs, lamps, etc but this product got the best of me. All was well till it got to mounting the sides to the rest of the chair. You have to line it up perfectly while having X-ray vision! Pretty sure I stripped the cheap particleboard after it arrived today as I had to screw/unscrew it so many times. Not looking forward to this falling apart on me. Plus, I nicked my hand on some random staple sticking out from the inside through the middle of the side panel fabric? Ikea isn’t what it used to be - quality control and creative construction is sorely lacking now!2
From vintage sitting to modern life
Do you sometimes get a little nostalgic? We do. That’s why we created STRANDMON wing chair. Its design is inspired by an IKEA chair from the 50’s called MK – a favorite of the IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad. It was even on the cover of our first catalogue. But how could it be refreshed and adapted to today’s demands? Well, we found a few ways…
Like the quality. Back in the 50’s, most people used chairs just to sit in. Nowadays, we curl up in our chairs, drape our legs over armrests and eat where we sit. We put higher demands on our furniture. Our product developer Ulf Engström explains what STRANDMON has to put up with. “It’s tested to make sure it can take a person that sits and gets up at least 50,000 times. That’s the same as sitting and getting up once a day for 136 years.”
Now in bits and pieces
The aim was to create a comfortable and high quality chair that was a real bargain. For example, Ulf and his colleagues decided to put it in a flat pack. “It has made it possible to have a lower price and reduce emissions during transportation, explains Ulf. The flat pack will also make bringing home STRANDMON a whole lot easier, especially for everyone who doesn’t have a car that can fit a pre-assembled wing chair.
Some things never change
The wing chair perhaps had its golden era long ago, but who knows, it might be considered a must-have in people's homes once again. “People have changed the way they live since the 50's, but the need for affordable quality furniture is still the same. I think that is one of the reasons to why STRANDMON is so popular,” says Ulf. The flat pack and the lower price, together with new colors and patterns, will definitely make it easier for more people to find the right spot for STRANDMON in their home. And – of course – experience some well-deserved comfort.