I think that this is a george nelson design. There are about a 30 variations. It is pretty frequently ripped-off but the originals are fairly well-made and classic. (The little vinyl foot caps are annoyingly lame in every version.) The IKEA version is especially weak and sure to fall apart in a year or so but I can see why people go for it because the real deal is around $325. I think this form is called cigar.