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EKENABBEN Open shelf unit, aspen/white,

Price $ 49.99

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Store all your things, customize as needed, sand or paint to freshen up – and when you are done with EKENABBEN shelving unit, you can let someone reuse the entire shelf or recycle the material.

Article Number104.878.16

Product details

In EKENABBEN open shelving unit you can store lots of things and easily access them when needed.

Adapt the storage to your needs with things like boxes and binders.

The shelving section is made of untreated wood – so you can freshen it up with sandpaper or paint it to make it more personal.

Easy to assemble.


Philipp Süssmann

  • Max. load:44 lbs./shelf.

    Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community.

  • Material
    Leg/ Rail:
    Solid aspen
    Steel, Epoxy/polyester powder coating

    Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

    Check regularly that all assembly fastenings are properly tightened and retighten when necessary.

  • This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.
  • We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

    Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community.


Frame, depth: 13 3/8 " (34 cm)

Frame height: 33 7/8 " (86 cm)

Frame width: 27 1/2 " (70 cm)

Max load/shelf: 44 lb (20 kg)

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    EKENABBENArticle Number104.878.16
    This product has multiple packages.

    Width: 15 ½ " (40 cm)

    Height: 2 ¼ " (6 cm)

    Length: 26 " (66 cm)

    Weight: 10 lb 13 oz (4.91 kg)

    Package(s): 1

    Width: 3 ¾ " (10 cm)

    Height: 2 ¼ " (6 cm)

    Length: 52 " (132 cm)

    Weight: 5 lb 0 oz (2.28 kg)

    Package(s): 1

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EKENABBEN Open shelf unit, aspen/white, 27 1/2x13 3/8x33 7/8 "

For students by students

Live tight, move often and careful what you spend money on? Then EKENABBEN shelving unit may be something for you. We asked different university students to help us out in the development work. It made EKENABBEN much better than we anticipated, and we got a lesson in thriftiness.

Being a student can be tough. No matter where you study, you probably have too little money, a lack of space and a need for smart storage. That was anyway our starting point when we began working with EKENABBEN.

Hi, we’re IKEA, and we need your help

“We put up notes at a university and came in contact with pupils from different countries,” tells Sara Montes from IKEA. She and the development team visited the students and got to see how they lived. “We realized that many of them want flexible and adaptable storage solutions since they don’t have the luxury of having a piece of furniture with only one function or just because it looks good. They also want to be able to find their stuff fast; books, papers and other things you need when you’re in a hurry and have to rush off to lectures.”

When one plus one equals three

“When we presented the prototypes to the students, we were curious to hear if they preferred a lacquered or raw wood frame. After some reasoning, they gave thumbs up to the raw version – for a good reason,” says Sara. Untreated wood is easier to paint if you want to create an own, unique look or simply just refresh if you want to resell your EKENABBEN. “It’s an example of collaboration at its best. The untreated wood frame made it possible for us to keep the price down and at the same time create a piece of furniture that easily can be inherited by someone else when the needs change.”