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LABBSAL Basket, handmade water hyacinth,

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Organise and store your things with a little help from nature. This basket is handmade from water hyacinth – a natural material that ages beautifully and spreads a calm, warm feeling in your home.

Article Number805.007.96

Product details

Skilled craftspeople have woven the basket by hand, so each basket is one of a kind.

The felt pads underneath protect the surface below against scratches.

Just as practical and decorative in the bedroom as at the office – and fits perfectly in KALLAX shelving unit.

Easy to pull out, lift and carry since the basket has sturdy handles.

This braided basket is made of water hyacinth – a fast-growing tropical plant that is harvested to help keep waterways free and maintain the natural flow of water.

Let nature help you store things that you want close at hand, but not always visible.

Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Each basket is a unique, handmade work of art with natural variations in colour and shape.

    Dimensioned to fit KALLAX shelving unit.

  • Material
    Front panel/ Side panel/ Bottom panel:
    Solid pine, Solid acacia, Water hyacinth, Rattan, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Felt pads:
    100% polyester
    Care

    Wipe clean with a dry cloth.

    Water hyacinth is happiest in dry, cool environments with an even temperature.

  • 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.

    By using a renewable material like water hyacinth in this product, we avoid using fossil or finite materials.

  • Assembly instructionsLABBSAL Basket805.007.96

Measurements

Width: 32 cm

Depth: 34 cm

Height: 32 cm

  • LABBSALArticle Number805.007.96

    Width: 33 cm

    Height: 7 cm

    Length: 63 cm

    Weight: 2.09 kg

    Package(s): 1

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Sturdy BoxesJohnWe bought these to replace some cloth ones that were purchased six years ago and were intended to match some other rattan ones that were as old. Unfortunately they are not a total match but do the job.5

SustainabilityPeople and planet

Energy and resources

Organize your home and help keep waterways free!

Water hyacinth is a beautiful and fast growing plant that unfortunately clogs the waterways where it grows. The dried stalks can be used to weave baskets, bowls and plant pots. This helps to naturally control its growth and create a better water flow, plus you can organize your home with beautiful objects made from nature.

Material

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.