Yesterday I went to Ikea and bought a very cool chair called Pello that was only 19,- EUR and very comfortable (in the store). So I took it home and I unpacked it and… there was no assembly manual! Okay, so I’m thinking, I’m pretty good at furniture assembling – I assembled a computer desk before and I single-handedly assembled a DVD cupboard thingy with glass doors, even though I wasn’t even strong enough to carry the thing alone. So I thought, this chair only weighs 8,8 kilos and doesn’t even have a lot of parts, I’m sure I can manage…
Now for those of you who’re thinking, “What the Pello is she talking about?” Let me show you a picture:
How hard can it be, right? Well, it is hard and I’m clueless and I can’t find any assembly instructions online. I already wrote to IKEA and I’m hoping they’ll sent them to me ASAP. You see, the thing with the Pello is that you get a big bag with it, like a body bag… and you’re supposed to (I’m sure) put that around the iron frame that’s included. But then, how do you screw the screws in the frame when the “body bag” is wrapped around it? I can’t wrap my head around that… Gaaa!
I already wrote to IKEA saying, “help me! help me!” (more eloquently than that), but they are taking time to answer. *sigh* What is sadder than an unassembled chair, really?
Maybe I should’ve spent 129,- EUR on this beautiful chair instead. It is possibly the most comfortable chair I’ve ever sat in. But I was too stingy to get it. Maybe one day when I’m rich. :)
EDIT: Here are the Pello assembly instructions that IKEA meanwhile sent me. The trick is this: you have to put holes in the plastic chair cover! Who would’ve thought?
EDIT: Here’s an alternative download at megaupload.