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rare design by thomas jelinek for IKEA, c. 1970s. a part of IKEA's "affordable armchair program" at the time. constructed of white tubular steel piping, sling seat,  seat cushion, and back cushion. the cushions and upholstery have been replaced but replicated to closely match the original upholstery. clipping from page 24 of the 1972 IKEA catalog roughly translates to:


"the healthiest, funniest and most colorful thing that could happen to today's accommodation environment. once again a long step towards the free, flexible accommodation! a light, comfortable rudder program that lets us play with seats at home. strong, shapely tubes in lacquer or chrome, soft cushions and cushions with exciting textiles. FUNKA - strong, resilient steel pipes in glossy white burnt lacquer. reversible and button-fastened polycelium pads. base of white polypropylene fabric. by archtiect thomas jelinek. you sit low and soft and comfortable with support for your arms. body springs comfortably."


in overall great vintage condition for its age. a few small marks to the upholstery; scuffs to the metal as pictured.


27"w x 30"d x 28"h

16.5" seat h


shipping: this is not a shippable item.


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"funka" chair by thomas jelinek for IKEA, 1970s


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