IKEA's Design Manager's Favorite Product Is So Surprising
The KLIPPAN loveseat comes out on top.
We all love IKEA and have a particular piece that pulls at our design heartstrings. But do you ever wonder what the top design chief would choose as his favorite product of all time? In a recent interview with Business Insider, Marcus Engman, the company's design manager, revealed his pick and it is so not what we would expect. His fave? The Klippan loveseat.
Not only does Engman like the loveseat for its simple design and ability to easily switch around its upholstery, but he also has a personal tie to the product. His father, Lars Engman, designed the product in the late '70s. "I remember when he brought it home for tests, and he asked me and my sister what we thought of it," Engman said to Business Insider. "I have a lot of fond memories with that sofa, and I'm glad that it has survived for so long."
Although the two-seater has changed up its design over the years (the original model had a wood frame), the Klippan has remained one of the most sold products out of IKEA's entire collection. Looks like the small space solution is here to stay.