KVARNVIK Storage box with lid, beige, 12 ½x13 ¾x12 ½ "
KVARNVIK Storage box with lid, beige, 12 ½x13 ¾x12 ½ "
KVARNVIK Storage box with lid, beige, 12 ½x13 ¾x12 ½ "
KVARNVIK Storage box with lid, beige, 12 ½x13 ¾x12 ½ "
KVARNVIK Storage box with lid, beige, 12 ½x13 ¾x12 ½ "
KVARNVIK Storage box with lid, beige, 12 ½x13 ¾x12 ½ "
KVARNVIK Storage box with lid, beige, 12 ½x13 ¾x12 ½ "

This box is reminiscent of the elegant storage boxes of the past. The size is perfect for things like games and clothes. Woven paper on the outside, and as the icing on the cake – a classic pattern inside.

Article Number004.594.80

Product details

The size is ideal for everything from paper and media accessories to shoes and clothes.The box fits perfectly in KALLAX shelf.The label holder makes it easy to mark and find what you are looking for.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Main parts:Paperboard (min. 100% recycled), Paper
    Metal parts:Steel
    Wipe clean with a dry cloth.
  • Renewable material (paper).Paper can be recycled multiple times, reducing our environmental footprint. All products containing recycled materials meet the same quality and safety demands as we have on all our products.Non-chlorine bleach.Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.By using recycled paper in this product, we consume less new raw materials and lower our environmental impact while existing materials get new life.
  • KVARNVIKStorage box with lidArticle Number:004.594.80
    Width: 20 "Height: 1 ¾ "Length: 25 ½ "Weight: 3 lb 2 ozPackage(s): 1

Product size

13 ¾ "
12 ½ "
12 ½ "


Quick to assemble, sturdy builtVikasTook me 2-3 mins per box, fits perfectly into box shelves.5
I love theseTIAThey are sturdy and very attractive. They fit perfectly on my shelf and hide my items and give my room a tidy look.5
Love the natural colorELZABETHLove the natural color5
I love these boxes!! TheyTheresaI love these boxes!! They are great for my sewing.5
Like ThemAmandaThey look nice and took 5 minutes to put together.5
Love the box, color not so muchDawsonduoI already had a set of these in the cream or ivory color and I loved them. I thought I was getting the same color, so I could match those in my office. It looks as if the cream ones are no longer available, as well as some of the sizes available in that color, which is unfortunate. This color is like a light brown. They are nice and the same construction. Now I have ordered the other sizes and 5 more of this size, so my office will coordinate. I would have preferred the ivory color a lot more, but these will work.4
KVARNVIK Storage box with lid, beige, 12 ½x13 ¾x12 ½ "

The world of paper

Imagine counting out how many times you came into contact with paper in the last week? From to-go cups, to tissues, to packaging and newspapers, chances are it wouldn't take long to lose track.

Which stands to reason, paper is such a useful material that over 400 million tons are produced around the world each year. Our goal is to minimize paper's impact on the planet, that's why we use recycled paper as much as possible, make fresh paper from responsibly sourced wood and design products that use less raw materials without losing any of their practicality. Products like the TJENA and KVARNVIK storage boxes.

Thinking inside the box

"Sustainability is part of a common goal that we put into all our products," says Jakub Brat, one of the developers of TJENA and KVARNVIK. "The fewer raw materials we use to make a product without taking away it's functionality or quality, means we can reduce each products environmental impact and lower its price too." It's this goal of using less raw materials and better use of recycled paper that's shaped the development of the TJENA and KVARNVIK storage boxes. "Our idea for these boxes was to design storage for magazines, stationery — things around the home," Jakub explains. "So once we had determined practical sizes and how strong they had to be, we looked at the best way to construct them."

The right recycle ratio

Paper is amazingly versatile in that, after its life as a newspaper or cereal box, it can be washed down into a pulp and reused as something else. As part of the recycling process some of the paper is washed away so fresh paper needs to be added. This fresh paper (also known as virgin paper) uses wood pulp that comes from forests following our strict requirements to ensure that the wood is grown and harvested responsibly. "The boxes are made of at least 80% recycled paper and up to 20% virgin paper," Jakub says. "The reason we add virgin paper is because it has fresh fibers which are stronger and give needed strength to recycled parts.” By making the boxes with a recyled paper core and a virgin paper surface, we can use as much recycled paper as possible, while still securing a strong storage box. Along with the strength boost, it also lets us print patterns and colors in a nice way too.

Resource saving design

Along with material, the other way we looked to make the boxes more sustainable was the design itself. "TJENA is actually a replacement for a previous storage box we made, called KASSETT," Jakub says. "Which though popular, was a little fussy to put together with screws to hold the parts in place." Taking away the screws, an envelope style construction was developed, which has the double advantage of being 100% recyclable as well as easier to put together. We're looking to continue developing ways to use paper in the most responsible way, from ensuring our paper comes from more sustainable sources, to reusing paper waste to make something new. Even after you've had years of practical service from these boxes, they can be recycled into something useful again.

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KVARNVIK Storage box with lid, beige, 12 ½x13 ¾x12 ½ "