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New to Ikea: The Earth-Friendly Cork Doors We Can’t Stop Ogling

When I lived in a loft with no entryway coat closet, I moved a Pax wardrobe next to the front door to hold my outerwear and shoes. These new cork doors from Ikea, which hit stores earlier this fall, would have been a great upgrade, an easy and effective way to warm up the all-white space. The minimalist Kirkenes doors are at once utilitarian and chic, a worthy purchase for anyone who’s considering a Pax unit or already has one.

Ikea Kirkenes Cork Doors for Pax Hero Image
Above: Here, the Kirkenes doors on a Pax unit have been paired with Bagganas handles in black steel for contrast. Photograph by Ragnar Òmarsson, styling by Anna Lenskog Belfrage, from Ikea Sweden’s Life at Home blog.

Pax Wardrobe with Kirkenes Doors Closed
Above: Cork has long been a favorite of eco-conscious designers. It’s harvested from the bark of the cork tree, which regenerates the bark, allowing for multiple harvests. This Pax Wardrobe with Kirkenes Doors is made up of essentially three Pax units, each fronted by a pair of Kirkenes cork doors.
Pax Wardrobe with Kirkenes Doors Open
Above: The inside of the Pax Wardrobe with Kirkenes Doors is outfitted with drawers, shelves, and rods from its Komplement storage line. The entire combination is $1,435.
Above: The Pax Wardrobe with Sliding Kirkenes Doors is a great option for hallways and other narrow spaces as it has a shallower depth; $780 (a shorter version is $670).
Above: Want to change up the doors on a Pax unit you already own? You can purchase Kirkenes doors separately. A pair of sliding doors start at $440; swing doors with hinges start at $85 each.

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