New Ikea Garden Chair

I am one of those who anxiously awaits the arrival of the summer tab in the departments menu of the Ikea website.  I long to see what new outdoor stuff they have going each year and I’ve picked this year’s fave, not because it’s the best looking, but because it’s got the best durability potential in my opinion.

The Vano, also available in green, is made with the same plastic rattan as some chairs I purchased from Ikea 5 years ago.  I’ve included a picture to show how well the material is holding up.  Froogs can’t just be content with a good price, it has to look good after more than one season.

From a purely aesthetic point of view, my choice is the Brommo. Reminds me of a more user-friendly Jorgen Hovelskov 1957 Harp chair or more closely the Poul Kjærholm 1951 PK 25.  Since I don’t have a covered porch, this is an indoor chair for my climate. I think it would weather quickly, but damn, it looks good for $60.  Foldable too.  If anyone has one of these I’d love to hear how’s it’s holding up.