Published on February 8th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Rover/Poang Chair

Rover/Poang Chair

Materials: Leather Rover car seat and Ikea Poang chair frame

Description: I was inspired by Ron Arad’s 1981 Rover chair, which utilised a leather Rover car seat with galvanised steel scaffolding poles for the legs and arm rests.

My Ikea Hack follows the same theme utilising a black leather Rover car seat and an Ikea Poang chair frame for the legs and arm rests.

Rover/Poang Chair
Rover/Poang Chair
Rover/Poang Chair

I have taken the original Poang legs and arm rests and rotated them through 90 degrees as shown. The original Poang components are simply strengthened at the joint and complemented with a plywood horizontal board used to bolt the Rover car seat onto.

As shown, I have made two matching Rover/Poang Chairs and they are going to be used as drinking chairs in my snug!

~ Ian, Southampton

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

12 Responses to Rover/Poang Chair

  1. Carolyn says:

    I would LOVE to purchase these for our LA office. I have been looking at sites all day. How can I get in touch with the designer of these?

    Carolyn McKinney

  2. Peter says:

    It’s a nice homage. Love Ron Arad!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Seriously funky! Love the creativity!

  4. Anonymous says:

    These are really cool.

  5. Anonymous says:

    That´s actually a great start for a racesim videogamechair setup! All you need to do is to add a stand for the steering wheel and pedals…

  6. Archangel says:

    i think it’s totally cool. to each his own. Very creative and very rad retro looking. thanks!

  7. Anonymous says:

    next thing you know, you’re designing the Top Gear set furniture…

    I like the chairs… would not put them in living room, but for some places, I guess they could fit in really well..

  8. Matthew says:

    Did you pull the seats from a car or did you buy them someplace? I would like to purchase the seats so i can do something similar.

  9. Anonymous says:

    not really my style, but nice job!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love it!

  11. Anonymous says:

    This is not attractive. :X

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