Published on December 27th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Belt Seat

IKEA Seat belt rocking chair

EMMABO frame, Seat Belt Webbing

Description: Seat belt turned belt seat.

IKEA Seat belt rocking chair

This EMMABO Rocking Chair utilizes automotive safety strap webbing in a re-creation of its seat. Transforming this salvaged Ikea frame into a luxury piece of furniture.

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~ Erika Cross, Ann Arbor, United States

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8 Responses to Belt Seat

  1. Susana says:

    nevermind. I dont see where this chair is even produced anymore! missed the first post was 2010…

  2. Susana says:

    Erika- any way you can give more details on how the straps are sewn/glued into place? Is special needle/thread needed? Did you use 100 ft of seatbelt for this, or it that just how much you ordered? THX Great project!

  3. sgtboz says:

    I came across this wonderful project by accident but just so happens I work with a seatbelt company that actually sells seatbelt webbing: And we SO need one of these chairs in our lobby!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    You are amazing!!! I love your creative juice flow!!! I want one now!! How long did it take to put together and how did you start the seat belt webbing flow?

  5. Erika says:

    Thanks for your wonderful comments!
    I purchased the seat belt webbing on Ebay, $35 for 100 ft.
    Quite an affordable hack!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Amazing! How expensive is the seat belt material?

  7. SpartyOn says:

    Where’d you get the seat belt webbing from? I live around Ann arbor/canton anywhere close?

  8. This is absolutely fabulous! I really do prefer this design over the original fabric. I would imagine due to the flexibility of the straps it’s more comfortable to sit on. It would be great if you could get another few frames so you can have a set; either 2 or 4 would be gorgeous on a patio. ;)

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