SLÄKTStorage box with castersArticle Number803.629.74
Width: 25 ¾ "
Height: 4 "
Length: 25 ¾ "
Weight: 38 lb 10 oz
For a wide-format printerRandyI'm using this a rollaway platform for my Epson wide-format home printer. It has the perfect footprint and the wheels seem to support the weight nicely.5
Great StorageRochelleGreat Storage with lots of room. Wheel on drawer makes it quite easy to access all your stuff even in the back of the draw.4
Fragile and not worth the priceCar12There are cheaper ways to hide things. The material is probably the cheapest I have seen for ikea products. I’m usually a fan, but while putting it together (which was also awful) it came up with a few scratches and marks that would come off. Way too expensive for what it was.2
good piecekakoepkeI bought this recently for my 4 year old's room. I like that she can store some of her toys and use it as a surface to play on. It cleans up easily too. During assembly I felt that the pieces of the drawer weren't as secure as I wanted. I added a few screws through the holes already on the bottom of the track into the side pieces. It works great! Very pleased!5
Meh...JBroI purchased this for a printer cart. The drawer doesn't roll in and out easily and drags the entire box along as you pull it open. Sadly, it will be returned.3
It takes a lot of work to chill out
Pre-teen kids are probably the busiest people we know. It might not always look like it on the outside, but on the inside everything runs at hyper speed. With all the energy needed for growing, it makes sense that once they're home, a place to relax and recover is pretty important. That’s where the SLÄKT range comes in. To get it right, we had to go back to the start.
We ordered a study that focused on children aged 8-12 from all around the world. From that we tried to make something that fitted in both with what kids want, and what the parents think the kids need as well.
A worldwide study on what kids want
Child and adolescent psychotherapist Dr Barbie Clarke and her research agency Family Kids & Youth carried out the global study. "Early adolescence is an important phase because it's a slow move towards autonomy and independence,” says Barbie. “There's this huge growth happening that requires a lot of energy. It's not a joke that they really can't wake up in the morning!" One of the big findings was that kids wanted a place to relax and retreat, while still being close to their parents (who still are their biggest influence), even if hanging out with friends is a growing focus. "The bedroom also becomes a place for entertaining with friends. The phrase 'chilling out' was something that we heard around the world. 'Oh, I just want to chill out' is a key desire".
Furniture made to be spontaneous
Building on the research, the work began. We designed SLÄKT to be super modular and adaptable, as well as easy to move around if say a bunch of friends come over. After we tested everything for safety we asked children for their feedback. Then we changed certain designs to be even easier to use and relax with. The kids favorite: a fold out mattress that can be stored under the bed and brought out whenever it’s chill out time. Kids seem to just sort of fall on it. No communication, just 'aaah!'.
What is constructed board?
We use constructed boards when manufacturing many of our pieces of furniture, such as tables and wardrobes. They are light and resource-efficient, yet still stable and strong. Each board has a frame made of chipboard, fiberboard or solid wood, while the inside is a honeycomb filling structure made of mostly recycled paper, which is extra durable thanks to its special construction. The board is then covered with a protective paint, foil or veneer depending on the style wanted.