NEW FEATURE: VOTE & EARN NEATOPOINTS!
Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem for T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!


9

Meet the Worst Thing IKEA Has Ever Created

Meet the a.i.r. sofa, an inflatable sofa that IKEA's global design head Marcus Engman described as "one of the biggest mistakes in IKEA's history. An amazing fiasco."

It's such an amazing failure that IKEA actually created the product twice in its history, decades apart:

That idea became the a.i.r. sofa. It solved a conundrum for the company which prided itself on its flat pack products. But the complex design of sofas and chairs meant most were sold to customers full size.
So why not an inflatable sofa, Ikea thought, that would be sold flat and then inflated at home? Once blown up, a material cover could be draped over it to make it seem just like an average sofa.

Find out why the a.i.r. sofa turned out to be a horrible product over at this article by Benedict Brock of News.com


Login to comment.




Email This Post to a Friend
"Meet the Worst Thing IKEA Has Ever Created"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More