Friday, February 28, 2014

au revoir ikea expedit

Recently Ikea announced it will be discontinuing is super popular Expedit shelving collection.  At first I did not believe this... it seems very business 101 to NOT discontinue one of your most popular and best selling pieces!  So I did a little digging to find out that this is in fact true...but for good reason!  Ikea has simply created a new collection, the Kallax, that has the same interior cube dimensions as the Expedit, yet the boarder piece will not be as thick.  The Kallax is also said to be more scratch resistant and child friendly, due to a beveled edge on the front.  The main reason for the change is part of Ikea's goal to become more sustainable, and the slight change in the outer width will end up saving LOTS of wood.  I also learned that Ikea uses 1% off the worlds wood supply!!  Crazy! I for one like the Kallax better, I think the thinner look makes this a piece that will look great with some added legs!!

The new Kallax, said to come out in April.


  1. Excellent intel! Thank you for the info :)

  2. Thanks for the info! I was kind of heartbroken when I heard the news :/


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