KVARNVIKStorage box with lidArticle Number104.128.78
Width: 14 ¼ "
Height: 1 ½ "
Length: 22 ¾ "
Weight: 1 lb 14 oz
Great storageKARRIEFit perfectly under my bench, it’s exactly what I needed.5
Nice box but…DIANEI think it’s a bit pricey for what it is.3
Excellent product!LilianExcellent product!5
Pretty and practical. Love theJENNETHPretty and practical. Love the lid for keeping dust out. Especially since I use this for crafting items.5
Great organizerReneGreat little organizer and looks great on a bookcase.5
Sharp Looking StorageLYNNThis is a great storage container to hide papers and other items that make a room look messy. These are built sturdy and come in various sized to stack. Looks very nice and complements your room decor.5
Work as expectedPrajitWork as expected5
Sturdy and pretty!PeggyI like how sturdy these boxes are since we have a lot of files to store.5
Pretty storage boxesPeggyI like that you can place the handle on either side of the box. Smart!5
Love the styleYVETTEVery aesthetically pleasing and stores lots of items.5
Attractive and sturdyCyndeThe quality of the boxes is great. They are very sturdy yet look attractive. I love the decorative handles and the option of attaching them on an end or side of the box. Loved them so much when they arrived that I bought more to finish out a second bookshelf unit.5
Storage made easyGALEThese boxes were the perfect addition to my parents bookshelf. After years of disorganized pictures and books. Everything has a home.5
Very aesthetically pleasing and easyAnaVery aesthetically pleasing and easy to assemble. Nice to have affordable options.5
Hides clutterWendyI have these boxes in my office cabinetry behind clear glass doors. They look beautiful on the shelves and keep me organized!5
I love these boxes, I hope IKEA keeps making themElayneI love these boxes, I hope IKEA keeps making them5
Big storageBeTHI bought these to organize my office. They’re on the larger size for office storage boxes, and they look great5
Storage so good looking and durableELIZABETHKvarnvik storage cubes are so durable and good looking. I have fabric and craft tools in them and they are great in my space. Best thing in my Kallax shelves, and in my living room. Very fashionable appearanc.5
I purchased these to placeDebI purchased these to place on my shelving units and store items. Color is perfect for my room!5
Cardboard box. It does whatBOBCardboard box. It does what it does.3
Good to store stuffGUSTAVOit looks good and store items that are tall5
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.
What is paperboard?
Paperboard is a thick and durable material that often comprises of several layers of paper and has many different uses. At IKEA we use paperboard in everything from packaging and sturdy storage boxes to games and other children's products. The paper in our paperboard is almost 100% recycled and is produced completely free from harmful substances. And when you eventually throw away your paperboard product, the material can be recycled many times over.