BACKIG Bowl, black, Show measurements specifications
SR45/4 packPrice SR 45/4 pack
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How to get it
Food always looks delicious served on this dark black, glossy dinnerware. BACKIG series looks like stoneware but is made from tempered glass which makes it very resistant to chipping.
Made of tempered glass, a durable material that is very resistant to sudden temperature changes.
P Amsell/B Berlin
Wash this product before using it for the first time.
This bowl holds 0.6 litres.
Tempered glass should be handled with care! A damaged edge or a scratched surface can cause the glass to break suddenly.
No cadmium or lead added.
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.
Height: 6 cm
Diameter: 14 cm
Package quantity: 4 pack
Volume: 0.6 l
Width: 14 cm
Height: 14 cm
Length: 14 cm
Weight: 1.26 kg
Setting the table with leftovers
Dark and dramatic BACKIG tableware has a surprising past – it's 94 percent glass from factory scraps. That means leftovers from glass production are melted down and reused to create BACKIG. "Using materials which have less impact on the environment, like recycled materials, is something that we strive for. It’s in our DNA,” says Silke Millan who works with sustainability at the IKEA headquarters.
In a small French town, less than an hour's drive from the ocean, a large factory is ablaze on the inside. Furnaces fire at volcanic temperatures and conveyor belts whirl with glowing red globs, turning out dozens of different IKEA glass products.
Less expensive than stoneware
Clear glass can be reused to make clear glass, but the dusky deep purple tint of BACKIG is characteristic of when different coloured glass is melted together and reused to make something new. The result is often called black glass.
"Black glass is less expensive to produce than black stoneware," says Daniel. "So we could offer an alternative to customers and lower the price."
Strict standards for food contact
But even more important is securing safety. The glass scraps that make BACKIG never leaves the factory, meaning they come from an environment that we know meets our strict standards and requirements. Since BACKIG comes in contact with food, this is particularly important.
"BACKIG is good thinking," says Daniel. "The material is there and it's safe, so we should do something good with it."
Creating new products from scraps
"In glass production, you always get a certain amount of scrap," says Daniel Stjernqvist, an IKEA engineer who's specialised in glass for many years.
"Sometimes, material is cut off to create a finished product, and sometimes it breaks or has something wrong with it – like a bubble or a defect – so it's rejected. This is then crushed and goes back into the furnace again to melt,” explains Daniel.
Affordable and energy-saving
Clear glass can be reused to make clear glass, but the dusky, deep purple tint of BACKIG is characteristic of when different coloured glass is melted together and reused to make something new. The result is so dark it's nearly black, which is why it's often called "black glass".
"Black glass is an affordable alternative to black stoneware since it's less expensive to produce. For us it makes sense to use a material that already exists – it's safe, saves energy and money – so why not do something good with it," says Daniel.
What is glass?
Glass is mainly made of sand, soda and lime melted at a high temperature. Tempering or various additives gives you extra-strong and impact-resistant glass that in some cases can be taken straight from freezer to oven without cracking. A big benefit is how glass can be recycled over and over without the quality deteriorating. Also, a lot less energy is needed to melt recycled glass compared to new raw materials. Our goal is to eventually use only recycled glass in our range.