Thursday, February 5, 2009

tobias chair by ikea

tobias chair by ikea

The Tobias chair by Ikea really is the $100 plastic chair, perhaps the only one we've looked at in our search for the perfect $100 plastic chair that actually costs $100.

The Tobias is so simple that it works as a modern yet inexpensive chair. It comes in black and clear/chrome, so if the lucite + chrome vibe is your thing this may very well be one of the few chairs in this price range that you can get with that look.

tobias chair by ikea

Tobias by Ikea

7 comments:

  1. Allow me to endorse this chair as well. Although I don't own it, I've tested it in the store. It's a solid, comfortable chair. And the clear/chrome model looks amazing -- certainly on par w/ much more expensive chairs I've seen. I've been trying to figure out how to work a few of these into my space ever since.

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  2. HI -

    Can anyone tell me if these are durable? I'd like to buy a set of 6 for my dining table but hesitate to buy anything unbless I really know that it's sturdy/durable. (My last chairs, handmade birdcage chairs, are cracking after 1.5 years.. :(

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  3. I don't have any first hand experience with these June, but perhaps another reader does?

    I do have first hand experience with Ikea's Urban chair:
    http://www.workalicious.org/2009/02/urban-stacking-chair-ikea_3012.html
    My wife has these in her shop and they get a lot of use, are comfortable, and have held up very well.

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  4. it's very cheap for what it is, however, expect the chair (atleast the clear ones) to crack after about a year of use, out of my 6 chairs, 2 of them have had big cracks simply from sitting on it, one broke very recently from me just sitting up. (i weight about 60kg before you ask) however, i'd still reccomand it

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  5. We have 4 black tobias chairs and have used them for over two years and there is no cracking. Only problem is I need 6 chairs and they have discontinued the black!!!! and I can't find two anywhere - very annoying.

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  6. Does anyone have this chair to use at a desk? I was wanting one for that reason but want to hear opinions first. Thanks in advance!
    Jody

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  7. we used ours as a desk chair and it has cracked!

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