Back in 2017, the Ikea HAVSTEN outdoor sofa was honored with the prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design that year. As one of the largest international product competitions in the world, the Red Dot Award recognizes outstanding design and innovation. For a chair, a simple object where you sit and chill, this is quite a gift. Recently, the Swedish company re-released the HAVSTEN collection and, as soon as TikTok discovered it, they went bananas for them, running them out of the stores in a matter of days, and forcing Ikea to produce more and faster.
But, what’s with the hubbub about an Ikea chair? Well, you’ll see why this award-winning piece is what’s driving anyone crazy not just on TikTok but also on Instagram and Reddit. The Ikea HAVSTEN outdoor sofa is a modular design that provides customers with the freedom to customize its height, width, number of seats, and choose from a variety of attractive color options. This versatility allows the sofa to seamlessly adapt to different indoor and outdoor environments, keeping the Bauhaus style in mind.
The avant-garde modular design of the IKEA HAVSTEN went viral on TikTok
Modular is the new normal, since we all have smaller spaces and we have to do the most out of every square foot at home. The HAVSTEN outdoor (or indoor) sofa allows for easy customization according to individual preferences and spatial constraints. Whether you require a cozy two-seater or a spacious sectional, the HAVSTEN sofa can be effortlessly adapted to suit your needs. Its adaptability and versatility make it an ideal choice for any outdoor setting, be it a small balcony or a sprawling patio, or even in your living room or bedroom.
Come rain or shine, the HAVSTEN is ready to withstand whatever inclement weather to come. Even the lightest drizzle won’t dampen your spirits, as the water-repellent cushion cover effortlessly repels water droplets, allowing you to simply shake them off with ease. No more fretting about unexpected showers—just pure relaxation at your fingertips.
Not only does HAVSTEN embody superior functionality, but it also champions sustainability. The cushion covers are crafted using a revolutionary technique called dope dyeing, which heralds a new era of reduced water consumption and dyestuff usage. Embracing this innovative process not only benefits the environment, but also enhances color fastness compared to traditional dyeing techniques.
TikTok went crazy when this IKEA sofa came back to the stores
TikTok users are absolutely obsessed with the IKEA HAVSTEN modular chair, and it’s easy to see why. “I think this is in the outside section, because I planned to buy these for the balcony,” said Krizsan Eniko when TikToker @oldhousejourney posted that the seat came back to the shelves. “Yes, it is outdoor/indoor. Should be great on the balcony!” she replied.
Now, this is a trick: You can order this chair with the arms, without the arms, or just all the parts separately. The parts separately is gonna be the cheapest option.
The mastermind behind this time-tested IKEA masterpiece
Andreas Fredriksson, the talented designer at Ikea, shares his vision behind the creation of the HAVSTEN outdoor sofa, stating, “I wanted to design a sofa with a light and visible construction, where all materials are detachable. The construction details in metal give HAVSTEN its distinctive design expression,” he stated. By employing a lightweight and visually appealing construction, the HAVSTEN sofa effortlessly combines form and function.
In today’s fast-paced world, you need (it’s almost an obligation) to have a spot where to slow down a little bit and enjoy a moment. The HAVSTEN outdoor sofa fulfills these requirements, offering a comfortable seating experience while you forget all your preoccupations and put your ideas in proper order. Just let yourself get trapped in your next favorite chilling place. Turn off your phone and just listen to the wind in the back while enjoying your new HAVSTEN sofa.