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Ikea Kramfors Sofa

The Woeful Disappearance of the Kramfors Sofa

When I came across this photograph in Skona Hem, I did a double take. This room is so luxurious, moody, and glamorous, that I had a hard time recognizing that its main furniture components were from Ikea, a store better known for its affordable, practical items. After going through the store's website, I remembered that I hadn't seen this particular sofa line, the Kramfors, in a long while — in fact, it's been discontinued for over a year.

According to an Ikea representative I contacted, "Kramfors was discontinued in the US in Spring 2009. Its discontinuation was not affected by the Kivik. There are no current plans for Kramfors to return to the line."

I'm always disappointed when a favorite item or line either is discontinued or taken out of production. This is definitely true for the Kramfors. While the Kivik series offers some good-looking options for sofas and lounges, in my eyes, nothing can replace the mod lines of the Kramfors. It's also a near match for a much more expensive sofa. Curious as to which one? Then

.

The Cini Boeri sofa retails for over $5,000, and while I'm sure there are plenty of reasons why the price point is so much higher (the Kramfors sold for under $1,000), it's impossible to deny the similarity between the two sofas.

Do you have a Kramfors? What's been your experience with the sofa?

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Dem15362308 Dem15362308 2 years
I bought my leather Kramfors sofa used (2 years old or so) in 2007 and so far, the leather has lasted. I try to clean it with a leather cleaner and also use a leather conditioner. It is very hard to move this especially through doorways. Make sure it's wrapped and the legs removed if you don't have wide spaces to move around. Everyone who tends to sit on this sofa, tends to slouch down or lay down because it is comfortable as well as having a low back side (maybe that's why too). I like the cushions which have remained firm all these years. Hopefully, I can find sofa covers for it for use in the winter time as the leather gets cold. Otherwise, this sofa has held up in quality and appearance.
sloffler sloffler 4 years
I am also saddened by the discontinued Ikea Kramfors. I have one that was destroyed by my cats and would like to replace it with two facing each other. It fits in so well with our atomic ranch style house, and we've been to Ikea, and none of the sofas they have fit into our home as nicely as our beat-up version. Its deep seats, square and low armrests and the overall low profile of the sofa allow us to see an unobstructed view from our living room. The Karlsted's armrests are too narrow and we don't like the quilted look. The Klippan is too round. The Säter looks nice, but we prefer the solid and pillowless back of the Kramfors. Oh, we miss you, Kramfors! Come back!
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 5 years
The only similarity I can really see is that they're both couches...
katialoves katialoves 5 years
ohh.. its much nicer than the 'replacement.' did not realize it was goners :)
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