A new for 2011 sectional living room set consisting of a two-seat loveseat, a sofa / sofabed, an armless chaise, an armless seat, and a storage footstool, the KIVIK line represents a fully modular set of living room furniture. From IKEA,
KIVIK is a quality sofa that adjusts it’s form to fit you. Seat cushions with a top layer of memory foam follow the exact contours of your body. When you’re done relaxing, it will regain its even surface after use. The low and wide armrests are removable, making it easy to expand the sofa with one or more chaises, and the sofa-bed has a discreetly hidden storage area in the armrests. The armrests are also well padded and support your neck when stretching out on the sofa. It is constructed of a strong frame and the covers have strong seams and a snug fit resulting in a sofa you can enjoy for many years to come.
Read on to for more on what’s new in IKEA Living Room furniture for 2011.
Component Pricing for Modular Furniture
You buy the frames you want and your choice of covers determines the overall price. For instance, the armless chaise frame is $260 naked. Add a BLEKINGE White cover, and the total price for the chaise and cover is $299. Change your cover to the TRANÅS Light Brown and the price goes up to $379. This means that you can buy the furniture that you want now, and upgrade your covers later if you like! You could even buy a second set of covers to change your look seasonally, or if you move house.
KIVIK Sofa Bed
The KIVIK sofabed is easy to open and prepare for a night’s sleep – we did it in the IKEA Brooklyn showroom! It was as easy as 1-2-3. Here’s the sofa fully setup:
We pulled the front ‘toekick’ of the sofa out to reveal the bed slats for the sofabed.
We removed the back cushion and flipped the bottom cushions over to provide the ‘mattress’ for the sofabed. The only thing we didn’t get a picture of was popping open the end of the armrest to get out our bedclothes (see below).
KIVIK Hidden Storage
One of the coolest things about the new KIVIK furniture line is the built-in storage. The armrests of the sofas and sofa-bed open on the end to allow you to store bed linens for the sleeper sofa inside. The sleeper sofa pulls out easily and tucks away inside like we showed you above. This thing is really widgeted to provide the maximum use and storage capacity. I’m loving it and wondering if I can fit it into my budget…
Also, the footstool opens to provide storage in an oft-unused space underfoot. This is an awesome way to regain some storage, and to store hard-to-store items like board games and kids toys. I think I’d use this as a quickie clean up spot and my kids would use it as a hide-and-seek spot!
KIVIK Memory Foam Cushions
The new KIVIK line of living room furniture features memory foam cushions which mold to your body providing unparalleled comfort. Memory foam also wicks heat and moisture away from you, keeping you comfortable year round. Also, because the foam resumes its original shape when you get up, your sofa will always look great!
KIVIK Removable Covers
TRANÅS Light brown and TRANÅS Black covers are made of a blend of cotton/viscose/rayon and polyester and are removable and can be dry-cleaned.
The TENÖ light blue-gray cover is a blend of synthetic and cotton fibers as well as some wool and should be dry-cleaned.
INGEBO dark blue, INGEBO light beige, INGEBO bright red, BLEKINGE White are 100% cotton covers and are removable and washable. Take care when washing to do so in cold water and do not put in the dryer!
I’ve also seen TULLINGE Rust (shown at top of this article) and TULLINGE Grey-Brown covers, but I’m not certain those will be available in the US market as they are not listed in the 2011 IKEA US catalog.