LUSTIGKURRE Magazine stand, natural/black, 13 ¾x13 ¾ "
LUSTIGKURRE Magazine stand, natural/black, 13 ¾x13 ¾ "
LUSTIGKURRE Magazine stand, natural/black, 13 ¾x13 ¾ "

This pretty, decorative magazine stand takes up little space and is easy to fold. Braided with fibres from the nipa palm’s stem – a durable material that gets a beautiful reddish-brown colour after drying.

Article Number504.573.32

Product details

A neat and practical stand for magazines, newspapers and papers.Takes up little space and is easy to fold and put away when not in use.This stand is made of the lower part of the nipa palm’s stem which is removed so that new stalks can grow faster.Part of the LUSTIGKURRE collection, which comprises of items made with various natural materials.All new materials have a particular smell which gradually disappears.
Article Number504.573.32
  • Inside frame:Steel, Powder coating
    Body:Water hyacinth, Seagrass, Clear lacquer
    Wipe clean with a dry cloth.
  • Renewable materials, as opposed to fossil and finite materials, come from living sources that can be regenerated at the same rate as they are used up.
  • LUSTIGKURREMagazine standArticle no504.573.32
    Width: 14 " (36 cm)Height: 1 " (3 cm)Length: 17 " (43 cm)Weight: 2 lb 4 oz (1.03 kg)Package(s): 1

Product size

13 ¾ " (35 cm)
13 ¾ " (35 cm)
12 ½ " (32 cm)

SustainabilityPeople and planet

People and communities

It’s handmade!

This is a one-of-a-kind item – merging traditional handicraft techniques and new design. Handmade by skilled artisans, no two products are exactly the same, but they all share a contemporary expression created by our IKEA designers. When you choose this product, you not only bring home something truly unique – as with all IKEA items you also contribute to creating sustainable jobs with good working conditions, and better everyday lives for more people.

LUSTIGKURRE Magazine stand, natural/black, 13 ¾x13 ¾ "

From leftover material to handmade products

Curiosity is a fantastic quality. It can transform things of little value into something precious. When Hao Nguyen Van, one of our engineers, searched for new ways to use materials he came to think about the nipa palm. It’s a plant with soft fibers that are perfect for hand-woven products like the LUSTIGKURRE collection.

IKEA has a long tradition of using natural plant fibers. Nipa palm is one of the latest additions. “It’s one of the most sustainable materials there is. Since it’s a living material it results in unique products – which is another plus,” says Hao.

Local experts helped out

“Nipa palm takes up large areas in Southeast Asia, and I’ve been thinking about ways to use it in our production for quite some time,” he says. It was when IKEA started working with a supplier in the south of Vietnam that Hao finally had a breakthrough. “I asked if they had ideas of how to utilize the nipa palm, which to me seemed like an unutilized resource. The supplier contacted a local university that suggested that we try using the lower part of the stalks which is what’s left after the leaves are harvested.”

Many benefits

Today the locals use the palm leaves for making roofs, but the stalks have no commercial value. They’re left to decay, unless they’re removed to make space for new leaves. By utilizing the stalks, the farmers get an additional income and an incentive to plant even more of the fast-growing palms. Something that also protects the soil from saltwater intrusion. “It’s a win-win. We can offer handmade, unique products made of a sustainable material. And at the same time be sure that the production also benefits the communities where the material is sourced,” concludes Hao.

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What is water hyacinth?

Water hyacinth is a free-floating plant that spreads quickly in tropical waterways. When covering the surface completely, it blocks out sunlight which disrupts biodiversity. Also, local communities suffer as transportation routes are clogged. When harvested, biodiversity is restored and waterways are kept open. The plant itself becomes a resource too. The stalks make a flexible material that can be woven or braided into unique baskets, mats and other home furnishings.

Magazine stand, natural/black13 ¾x13 ¾ " (35x35 cm)

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