01 February 2013

IKEA Vrijdag: Skruvsta Draaifauteuil/Swivel Chair

We originally picked out the IKEA Skruvsta Draaifauteuil/Swivel chair in this funky black and white pattern as a smaller chair for the Little Man to use in the living room. It's a smaller, though it's comfortable for an adult to sit in. It's rounded back makes it easy to sit like a pretzel or lean back and stretch out your legs. From a brief search of the US IKEA website, it seems that this chair isn't available in this particular pattern in the States at this time. 

IKEA Skruvsta Draaifauteuil/Swivel chair
So far, we've been happy with it. The chair is comfortable to sit in and provides a surprisingly comfortable armrest on the sloped sides. It was easy to put together - all we had to do was screw in the base which took all of 30 seconds to complete. You can even adjust the height of the chair based on how much you screw the base in or out. We've been fortunate in that this chair hasn't yet fallen victim to a spill or snack stain - so I can't say how well it cleans. The fabric is 100% cotton, so that means that cleaning will either go really well or really terribly when the time comes. The fabric seems to be stretched over the polypropylene foam that makes up the base of the chair. It makes nice soft lines, but I'm afraid that over time the fabric will separate from the foam.

We give the Skruvsta Draaifauteuil/Swivel chair a rating of 4.5 Swedish meatballs on our 5 meatball scale. Half a meatball is deducted for the potential difficulty of cleaning and the potential separation of the fabric and the foam. Is it cheating to knock off points for something that hasn't happened yet? I don't think so - I think it says something about the perceived durability. Plus, it's my review and I can rate it however I want. 

The cats, however, rate the chair a solid 11 on a 5 meatball scale.

Our katten heart IKEA.
Life in Dutch rating for the Skruvsta Draaifateuil/Swivel Chair:


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