January 15, 2015
Just a few weeks ago, a few of us popped by IKEA again to get some furniture for the office. We figured that we also might as well take a look at the new Stocksund series and try them out, even though it isn’t something we’d consider as timeless as the Klippan, nor as classic as the Ektorp – but it did change our opinion a little after giving it a test run.
IKEA Stocksund – First Impressions
The first thing that came into my mind when I saw the Stocksund was that it was very “English”. The IKEA Stocksund has short english roll arms and spindle legs, and as my eyes looked over the dark grey 3-seater and the bench with the black legs – it felt like the only thing missing from this was a cup of tea and some scones, I really liked it! The loveseat, 3-seater, armchair and the bench were all available in the display showroom.
We hopped around the furniture like we were playing musical chairs, getting a good feel of the entire range from armchair to 2 seater and to the 3 seater – all of us unanimously agreed that it was indeed comfy. It has wide and deep seating, good paddings that you don’t sink in when you sit in between the seats.
With the short English roll armrest, you can still fit about 2/3 of your arms on it. What’s interesting is that the set actually comes with has an additional set of armrest protectors, not something we commonly see on the other IKEA models so this was a pleasant surprise.
The Stocksund is available in Nolhaga fabric (75% cotton, 25% polyester) which comes in 3 colours – Dark Grey, Light Beige & Grey. You can also choose the legs to either in birch wood or black colour.
Initially, I really liked the dark grey and the black legs because it looks really classy but that was before I discovered that they had another range of fabric and colour, which was the Ljungen/Vellinge fabric (100% polyester) which comes in 2 colours – Light Brown and Light Red, which we didn’t manage to see in person unfortunately.
The Stocksund in Ljungen/Vellinge Light Red has officially made it to my favourite list. It wasn’t too bright and showy and it looks so good with black legs! The 3-seater sofa costs AUD 789 for them in Nolhaga fabrics, and AUD 899 for them in Ljungen/Vellinge fabrics. You’ll need to pay a lil’ bit more to get them in Ljungen/Vellinge fabrics, but it’s definitely a beauty. Then again, it maybe because I’m just biased hah!
Aesthetics: 8/10 (because I adore the Light Red Stocksund)
PS: We also stuffed ourselves silly with IKEA food (meatballs!) right after all that hard work testing out sofas.
Stocksund in Ljungen Light Red: http://cdn.ikeafamilylivemagazine.com/
UPDATE: Looking for Stocksund sofa covers? Comfort Works now have them here: https://comfort-works.com/en/stocksund-sofa-covers-177! Here’s a couple of pictures from our recent collaboration with Aniko from Place of My Taste featuring soft grey velvet slipcovers for her Stocksund 3 Seater Sofa plus replacement sofa legs.
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