Yesterday I checked out the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, an annual trade show highlighting what’s new in design. It’s not a kitchen-focused show, but I like going to see what’s exciting for the dining room. A big reveal at this year’s show was the brand-new Stockholm dining table and chairs from IKEA, made of walnut and due in stores in August!
Confession time: When I wrote the ultimate IKEA shopping list, the POÄNG chair was mysteriously missing from the bunch. Truthfully, I turned my nose up at this chair for way too long. It was just so quintessentially and so obviously IKEA. But you know what? Every time I see the $100-ish POÄNG in person or in photos, the damn thing always looks amazing.