Office-chairs, part VIII


Roberget from Ikea Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

Finally! On Monday Ikea had 4 Roberget office-chairs in stock (SEK799/USD 89.99). Now one of them is mine. It is turquoise, to get some color into the office-corner in my flat. It was not un-problematic to get it home as I didn’t have access to a car and had to transport it on the busses. Legs and wheels were not mounted of course. I made it home with the chair.


Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

Finally I sit comfortably with the right back-support. It is supposed to come in dark grey too, but so far Ikea has not had that one in stock. I prefer the turquoise one though.

I love the form of this metal-chair. The thoughts of the designers about it as stated on Ikea’s pages is:

Designers thought
“When we designed ROBERGET swivel chair we wanted it to be as strikingly good-looking as it is comfortable. We were inspired by public spaces and workspaces of the 1880s to the 1920s. Places like farms, factories, schools and hospitals. By combining color, shapes and finish we were able to balance a vintage feeling with a distinctive modern twist. The chair will look great not only at your desk – but anywhere in your home.”
Designers Lycke von Schantz and Marcus Arvonen

I think they have succeded.


Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

It is a bit cold though and needs something to sit on. It got my black sheep-skin for warmth and softness. Feels good.


Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

Remains to get rid of the Skruvsta chair which is not a comfortable office-chair unless you only sit there for 5-10 minutes… Thought it was comfortable when I bought it and it is a nice enough chair, but… Anybody interested in buying it? Contact me.


Ashley Judge

Hi! I found your blog because I was looking up reviews for this chair. I want it for my office at work and I’m wondering if sitting in a metal chair will hurt my bum! do you sit in yours for long periods of time? Thanks!! 🙂

It is really comfortable but you need something to sit on in the chair or it will feel too cold. I use a black sheepskin both to sit on and for cover of the back as you can see in some of the pictures here. I sit in it several hours a day without it becoming uncomfortable.

Thanks so much for this review! Did you ever consider the Patrik chair? For me I can’t decide between this turquoise Roberget or the grey Patrik..Good to know you are still happy with it though.

I don’t think that Patrik chair was around when I was desperate for a new office-chair. I haven’t test-sat in it so don’t have an opinion about it.

Your post made me absolutely infatuated with the chair.. I couldn’t wait when I could sneak away to the local IKEA, test sit in it, and buy it! And so, here I sit in my office.. very comfortable. Thanks for the tip 🙂

Glad to have been of help. Hope you will continue loving the chair!

Does the chair tilt/rock back at all or only swivel?

It only swivels.

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