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post #31 of 78
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Originally Posted by RJman
wut duz that make Armani Casa?

That's the Giorgio Armani of furniture.
post #32 of 78
I'd rather think claude dalle is the giorgio armani of furniture.

!luc
post #33 of 78
I think some of their items are well made and great bargains while others come with a quality equal to the price. My friend has a kitchen with Ikea cabinets and I was actually surprised at how nice they look and function and it has been over 2 years with no problems. Ikea isn't going to win you any cool points at SF but then again who gives a damn. Their seating however, especially their couches I find to be poorly designed and very uncomfortable and the leather quality is pretty bad. My aunt has some Stickley leather couches and while not the best they are a HUGE upgrade in quality. The designs are timeless and the leather is very soft. I think the Ikea couch designs are more for looks rather than a functioning piece that you can live with daily.
post #34 of 78
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Originally Posted by visionology
I think some of their items are well made and great bargains while others come with a quality equal to the price. My friend has a kitchen with Ikea cabinets and I was actually surprised at how nice they look and function and it has been over 2 years with no problems.


This is one area where Ikea is known to shine. I remeber seeing a home in Architectural Digest which was in the range of 10 million to build, appointed with an art collector's life's work, with an Ikea kitchen featured as the centerfold.
post #35 of 78
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
I have a lot of ikea furnature. the exception - I don't buy stuff that you sit on. I have had a sofa and several chairs and they didn't last.

actually, we are phasing out all of our ikea stuff. nothing really lasted more than 5-6 years
post #36 of 78
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
actually, we are phasing out all of our ikea stuff. nothing really lasted more than 5-6 years

Really no good? I was thinking of buying some.
I owned a desk years ago that was crap and put me off, but was more recently reassured of its durability by an ex's bed.
post #37 of 78
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Originally Posted by rahulrai View Post
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Way to pull up a 3 year old topic and advertise your company in the process.

I hope whoever bought Ikea furniture back when this topic started has done well for themselves and gotten rid of all this junk.

Call me a snob, I would be embarrassed to have ikea furniture in my home.
post #38 of 78
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Originally Posted by turboman808 View Post
Call me a snob, I would be embarrassed to have ikea furniture in my home.

Okay.
You're a snob.
post #39 of 78
5-6 years? Aren't you sick of it anyway by then ?
post #40 of 78
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Originally Posted by youngscientist View Post
Really no good? I was thinking of buying some.
I owned a desk years ago that was crap and put me off, but was more recently reassured of its durability by an ex's bed.

it wasn't horrible, but all the dressers are fallling apart, some are only 3 years old and some are 6. also, our dinning room table is slanting a little.
post #41 of 78
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5-6 years? Aren't you sick of it anyway by then ?

no, I grew up with furnature in the house that was 3rd generation in the family. unfortunatly, I didn't inherit very much of it.
post #42 of 78
I have a bunch of Ikea furniture, it's fine. The point was not to load up on stuff with the intention of keeping it all, but rather load up to start so I'm not living in an empty apartment. Slowly but surely, I've replaced a bunch of the Ikea stuff with various other pieces from the big names.

Wall shelving, however, is great at Ikea. I still haven't found a better looking alternative for my place.
post #43 of 78
complete shit. not saying that to join the bandwagon - but from personal experience. everything is rickety.

its okay though, im at home 50% of the time and change residence every 1 yr so havent invested in real furniture yet.
post #44 of 78
It used to be good. I slept in an Ikea bed from the time I got out of a crib until I was 21 and moved out. Now I have an Ikea bed that's three years old and about ready for the dumpster. Mattress is even worse (although abuse may have something to do with that).
post #45 of 78
I dunno, I think you just have to be careful about what you buy. bookshelves have been dependable, and we just bought a sofa (karlstad, for $399) for the sun room, and a desk for the office, and that's just a small bit of what we've gotten there (step stool, glass planter, guest room dresser, etc). I've been happy with everything we've purchased. That said I do think you have to be very selective, but I think ikea is a nice way to mix high and low.
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