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KVARNVIK Box, set of 3, grey

$19.99
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402.566.64
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These round-shaped boxes are like fashionable boxes of the past. Perfect for storing scarves or other accessories. Woven paper on the outside and an extra touch with a check-pattern lining on the inside.
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-Suitable for storing small items like jewellery, scarves or other accessories.
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Sizes: 1 pc (dia. 15 cm, height 9 cm), 1 pc (dia. 22 cm, height 12 cm) and 1 pc (dia. 29 cm, height 15 cm).
Care instructions
Wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Designer
IKEA of Sweden
Product description
Paper
People & Planet
IKEA has banned the use of chlorine bleaching agents in the production of textiles and paper products due to the negative impact on the environment.
80% recycled paper.
Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
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KVARNVIK Box, set of 3 IKEA Suitable for storing small items like jewellery, scarves or other accessories.

Energy & Resources

KVARNVIK used to be yesterday’s news
KVARNVIK boxes are made of old office papers, newspapers and cardboard. We know, it’s hard to tell! The boxes are made of 80% recycled paper, which uses less energy, water and chemicals than non-recycled paper.

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The world of paper

Imagine counting out how many times you came into contact with paper in the last week? From takeaway cups, to tissues, to packaging and newspapers, chances are it wouldn't take long to lose track.

Which stands to reason, paper is such a useful material that over 400 million tons are produced around the world each year. Our goal is to minimise paper's impact on the planet, that's why we use recycled paper as much as possible, make fresh paper from responsibly sourced wood and design products that use less raw materials without losing any of their practicality. Products like the TJENA, FJÄLLA and KVARNVIK storage boxes.

Thinking inside the box

"Sustainability is part of a common goal that we put into all our products," says Jakub Brat, one of the developers of TJENA, FJÄLLA and KVARNVIK. "The fewer raw materials we use to make a product without taking away it's functionality or quality, means we can reduce each products environmental impact and lower its price too." It's this goal of using less raw materials and better use of recycled paper that's shaped the development of the TJENA, FJÄLLA and KVARNVIK storage boxes. "Our idea for these boxes was to design storage for magazines, stationery — things around the home," Jakub explains. "So once we had determined practical sizes and how strong they had to be, we looked at the best way to construct them."

The right recycle ratio

Paper is amazingly versatile in that, after its life as a newspaper or cereal box, it can be washed down into a pulp and reused as something else. As part of the recycling process some of the paper is washed away so fresh paper needs to be added. This fresh paper (also known as virgin paper) uses wood pulp that comes from forests following our strict requirements to ensure that the wood is grown and harvested responsibly. "The boxes are made of at least 80% recycled paper and up to 20% virgin paper," Jakub says. "The reason we add virgin paper is because it has fresh fibres which are stronger and give needed strength to recycled parts.” By making the boxes with a recyled paper core and a virgin paper surface, we can use as much recycled paper as possible, while still securing a strong storage box. Along with the strength boost, it also lets us print patterns and colours in a nice way too.

Resource saving design

Along with material, the other way we looked to make the boxes more sustainable was the design itself. "TJENA and FJÄLLA are actually replacements for previous box storage we made called KASSETT," Jakub says. "Which though popular, was a little fussy to put together with screws to hold the parts in place." Taking away the screws, an envelope style construction was developed, which has the double advantage of being 100% recyclable as well as easier to put together. We're looking to continue developing ways to use paper in the most responsible way, from ensuring our paper comes from more sustainable sources, to reusing paper waste to make something new. Even after you've had years of practical service from these boxes, they can be recycled into something useful again.

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Suitable for storing small items like jewellery, scarves or other accessories. https://www.ikea.com/au/en/images/products/kvarnvik-box-set-of-grey__0189737_PE343744_S4.JPG KVARNVIK Box, set of 3, grey 402.566.64 IKEA $19.99