Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. There are so many ways you can customize the Billy bookcase … Ikea recently announced that the popular shelving system is not long for this world, and the internet responded with rage. But there's a really good reason for Ikea to get rid of Expedit. $500.00. Expedit, we hardly knew ye. Here's how I made a wall to wall IKEA HEMNES built-in bookcase. So this decision probably has nothing to do with design, and not much to do with stirring up excitement—though that doesn't hurt—either. Get the best deals on Hemnes when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Cookies help us deliver our Services. View cart for details. So mourn for Expedit—but remember that it's being replaced by basically the same thing, and it's coming from a more sustainable company. There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time, {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. The Inventory team is rounding up deals you don’t want to miss, now through Cyber Monday. The thickness of the wide outer edge that makes Expedit so distinctive. IKEA reduced the thickness of their plastic cutting boards, which no doubt saved exponentially on materials and weight (not to mention transportation/fuel costs). In fact, there's even a 20,000-person strong Facebook page devoted to saving the easily-stackable shelves. That's 17.8 million cubic yards of wood. It seems like a minuscule change to us, but it's not. I called My local IKEA today and they have them in stock. IKEA has produced its fair share of classics that have endured throughout the years: The BILLY bookcase and the ever-so-versatile MALM series, to name a few. They also discontinued my favorite laundry basket recently. I own the Hemnes tv stand and I was looking to get a pair bookcases to flank the stand for a more "media center" look, and these things seem to be available nowhere. Free shipping on many items ... HEMNES Bookcase, white stain 19 1/4x77 1/2 " NEW. I checked the 5 closest stores in the USA to me, and one in Germany (I travel there a lot and it would be feasible to get it there on my next trip). Your favorite shoe cabinet in a classy black texture: how-to. Just checked it for my local store out of curiosity, and get: This product will soon leave the range in Edinburgh and will not be back in stock. Hemnes Bookcase Discontinued? Something went wrong. It's just good business at a truly massive scale. It is one of Ikea’s cornerstone products along with the likes of the MALM and the KALLAX.. Drop your own images in the comments—who knows, maybe Ikea will change its mind. Expedit, we hardly knew ye. Ikea recently announced that the popular shelving system is not long for this world, and the internet responded with rage. From time to time though, the … As the proud owner of one unit, it's by far the most photogenic shelf I've ever owned (see below). And in fact, it's not really going away at all. Sales numbers for Expedit aren't public, but we know that Ikea sells some 41 million similar Billy bookcases a year. The project took me 3 d... Bookcases & Shelving Featured 0 Comments 9. ... IKEA HEMNES … Contributor June 28, 2019. So what's changing? Now, let's look at Kallax. And when you're selling hundreds of millions of products a year, even the smallest savings count. $24.90 shipping. If Ikea can cut even a centimeter of wood on each of those products, it will save massively on material costs. It's amazing what a little trim and moulding can do. sadly, it does look like its discontinued. Crucially, Kallax is described as "a new name" for Expedit. The Billy bookcase from Ikea is an iconic piece of furniture that has been hacked down the many years it has been sold. So just a data point that in the zeal to be more sustainable it is a pitfall that you affect design in a way that renders a product that is less useful than before. Right now, 25 percent of Ikea wood is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (though, as one commenter points out, the certification was recently thrown into question).