Sure enough, it is a vintage Ikea chair "renewed" with some current pillows.
The co-worker, who shall remain nameless (mostly because I don't know his name), said "I really don't know why they did that. I have a feeling it's going to cause some problems." Feeling like I was the first of those problems, I said, "yeah, good luck with that," and away I went.
It is interesting to me that Ikea is in some way trying to own this notion of "refreshing," going so far as to showcase their own ikea hacks, such as the new pine dresser, "a fine, pine canvas," which reminds me of this beautiful project.
The catalog also shows an upholstered dresser using Ikea fabric. Cute, right?
But to me, the interesting thing about Ikea hacks is the creativity of the people creating them. Give us the canvas, let us paint, you know? (Check out tons of ikea hacks here.)
And back to that cover: we count on Ikea for inexpensive, short term, good looking refreshers. Showing us those on a chair we CAN'T have? Well, that's just a tease.
What do you think?
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