Ikea's Kramfors modular sofa has been discontinued.
The teal color I chose for my Kramfors.
Usually, I'm a "retroist" of sorts. I've slowly gotten rid of all my modern furnishings in favor of only vintage pieces. But the Kramfors was different. It was perfect. No, I never owned the Kramfors. I never had such an honor. But I did dream about the sofa almost everyday. I imagined myself sitting on the sofa, wrapped in it's teal goodness, snuggling in the corner seat. I thought about it's many color choices and how much fun I could have dressing up my Kramfors to match my ever-changing paint colors.
The configuration I wanted: two love seats and a corner chair
About once a month, Jerome and I would go to Ikea and sit on the sectional in different poses, oblivious to the crowds of customers bustling around us. We'd bounce happily from seat to seat, thinking of all the fun parties we would have and how full our Kramfors would be.
I check the Ikea website often just to catch a glimpse of the Kramfors. That's how I discovered that my Kramfors bookmark no longer worked. I googled around forever trying to find what happened to the Kramfors. After finding no info, I called Ikea directly.
As it turns out, the Kramfors fabric series has been discontinued and they no longer carry the full leather version of the sectional. The lady on the phone warned me that there are just two full sectionals left in the state of Massachusetts and that if I want to own the Kramfors, I'd better act fast. To sweeten the deal, she told me that the couch is on sale and I could have the whole sectional - two love seats and a corner seat- for just $1060.
I almost fell over.
Unfortunately, even at that unbelievably awesome price, I can't afford to make such a big purchase right now. So for now, I mourn the loss of my Kramfors and wait for the day one pops up on craigslist.
RIP Kramfors. I'll always think of you.