Australian Home Beautiful - Product of the Year

Australian Home Beautiful - Product of the Year

Jenny Butler
Oct 20, 2008

This months edition of Australian Home Beautiful showcases the magazines favourite products from the past year. The major prize, The Product of the Year, was awarded to Ikea's Ange Chair. But we have a confession to make- until reading this we had never heard of or even noticed the Ange Chair in the Ikea catalogue or anywhere else. Are you familiar with the Ange Chair? Would you award it your product of the year?

The Home Beautiful panel said the Ange Chair was "very suited to the Australian market, it's a bit like your cane verandah chair. It was good design with a great price tag". Priced at AU$179 the Ange Chair is comprise of a steel frame and hand-woven paper, finished in an acrylic lacquer for the seat and back. While we can see where the panel are coming from as far as it being an updated version you might have seen on a verandah in a country town, we can't help but wonder if this is really the best product that the panel could have come up with. As we mentioned earlier, we're unfamiliar with the chair but what are your thoughts?

To view the other products in the showcase, visit the Home Beautiful website here.

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