Hackers Help: Have you seen this chair?

I have an IKEA chair purchased sometime between 2010-2018 and it could not have been more than $20 – $40.

unknown highback armchair

Possibly one of those deal of the week / deal of the month situations.

I would describe it as a stripped down version of the POÄNG.

unknown highback armchair

It has four legs and a simple metal frame. The chair cover slips over and is secured by Velcro underneath the seat.

Even without much back support it’s still pretty comfortable!

unknown highback armchair

However, I cannot find the name of this item anywhere (old catalogs, Google image search, WayBackMachine, etc).

Have you seen it before?

~ by Michelle


Hi Michelle

I thought it was an IKEA NOLBYN high-back armchair, which I found a photo of on Amazon UK.


However, on closer inspection, the bones don’t match. The back screws are situated much lower than yours. And the armrests are narrower.


The IKEA NOLBYN comes with a slip-on headrest.


But it’s pretty darn close.

The IKEA NOLBYN was discontinued. Its minimalist style continues in a very similar looking but shorter NOLMYRA.


NOLMYRA easy chair | IKEA.com

And the mystery continues. Can anyone identify Michelle’s IKEA chair?



Jules Yap