Kitchen islandVerified ReviewerLove this
Has transformed our kitchen and don’t know why we never had an island before. The wooden top is lovely and the space below is so practical but aesthetically pleasing and very good price for the extra work surface etc that it’s given us. When we get stools it will be perfect.5
Love it looks expensiveVerified ReviewerLove it looks expensive5
It wouldn't be my kitchen without it.Verified ReviewerIt is absolutely excellent! It really wouldn't be my kitchen without it.5
Great productVerified ReviewerExcellent quality, easy to install and looks a lot more expensive than it was...would definitely recommend!5
Brilliant for my kitchen! HighlyVerified ReviewerBrilliant for my kitchen! Highly recommend1
Looks fab in my kitchenVerified ReviewerI love this island. So sturdy and looks amazing. Love the extra workspace!5
PerfectVerified ReviewerSolid and sturdy fits the space brilliantly. Taller than I expected but it works well!
Easy to put together but the top is very heavy so definitely needs a hand5
Transformed my kitchenVerified ReviewerI absolutely love this kitchen island, it has transformed my kitchen and turned it in to a sociable room in our house, we spend so much time in there since we had it.5
Perfect Kitchen IslandVerified ReviewerVery pleased with the Vadholma kitchen island, fits our medium size space really well, shelf works well for appliances at one side and good for seating two at the other. Worktop is proving hardwearing.5
Perfect island for our kitchenVerified ReviewerWe love this. It was perfect for the space we had in our kitchen. I love the solid top too. It's made everything easier for me. I even assembled it myself.5
BeautifulVerified ReviewerLovely kitchen island, nice chunky work top looks lovely , very happy with it5
Perfect kitchen storage and work spaceVerified ReviewerThis open kitchen island was excellent value and easy to build its proved to be invaluable workspace and exta storage area.5
Fantastic islandVerified ReviewerWe have just bought our house which is in desperate need of updating especially the kichen. The island has provided us with much needed work space and storage for a very good price. Our laundry basket and recycling hide under one side and all our pans are stored on the shelves. It's brilliant ! We are now planning the new kitchen around the island !5
Perfect for my kitchenVerified ReviewerPerfect addition to my kitchen, looks amazing and is very well made and sturdy..Easy to assemble.Bought the Raskog stools to match and looks great.. Shame the matching wall unit is still out of stock as I need this to finish my new look kitchen off.. Will be very disappointed if it doesn’t come back in stock soon..5
Great Kitchen IslandVerified ReviewerGreat product, have you got a circular table with 4 chairs in the same style. I.e. same wood top and black base and upright.5
Verified ReviewerPerfect for size of open plan kitchen living room5
Quality TableVerified ReviewerEasy to put together, well made and very functionally.5
Kitchen upgradeVerified ReviewerCould not afford a new kitchen so a re-jig and this bad boy as my island cannot sing it’s praises loud enough really sturdy good looking and plenty of storage -win win turned my kitchen into the place to be5
SustainabilityPeople and planet
Sustainable life at home
Better worktops with fewer trees
At IKEA we have a tradition of trying to utilise materials in the best possible way. For our worktops in thick veneer it means that we combine old craftsmanship with modern manufacturing methods. It makes the worktops easier to install, more stable and more resistant to humidity compared to solid worktops. And since we use the whole tree – even the crooked branches and the small twigs – we can save natural resources too.
Our take on wood
Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage.
At IKEA we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.
“At IKEA we have a tradition of trying to utilise the materials we have in the best possible way,” says Johnny Rietz, who’s been involved in developing the kitchen worktops in thick veneer.
The work started in 2008 when IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad, visited one of our suppliers and asked a simple question that took some time to answer: ‘How can we make this product using fewer trees?’
Less is more
“After some trials and errors, we came up with the solution. A core of particleboard and a layer of solid wood on the outside – or thick veneer,” says Johnny.
“It’s a combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern manufacturing methods. Paper-thin veneer has been used in fine, decorative furniture making for centuries, but for our worktops we’re using a much thicker layer of wood.”
The thick veneer makes the surface hardwearing, and it saves raw material – a lot of it. From the same amount of wood needed to make one solid worktop, it’s possible to produce five thick veneer worktops.
No wood is wasted
Another advantage with this production technique is that you can use the whole tree; the stem as surface, and scrap bits – curvy, bent branches and small twigs – for the particleboard on the inside. The end result is a worktop that is every bit as genuine as solid wood, only more stable and more resistant to humidity.
“Sometimes a small, harmless question can make a big difference. That’s exactly what happened with our kitchen worktops. It started as a challenge to use resources wiser, and proved to have positive effects not only for the environment, but also the quality. I think it’s great when that happens!” says Johnny.
Forests are critical for life on earth
Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon.
Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.
100% wood from more sustainable sources
At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict.
Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions.
By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.
IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030
As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come.
The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas:
• Making responsible forest management the norm across the world.
• Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes.
• Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.
We accomplish more by working together
For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond.
We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.
What is veneer?
A veneer is a thin wooden sheet fixed on things like particleboards to add a durable surface and a natural wood look – so we enjoy the many benefits of wood without using solid wood. The most common veneer types are birch, ash, oak and beech and we’ve made a special UV lacquer that helps preserve the wood's natural structure. A benefit with a slightly thicker veneer is how you can repair and sand the surface if it’s damaged to give furniture a longer and more beautiful life.