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SAYING GOODBYE to the ikea fira


As of this month Ikea has discontinued those amazing little wood drawers called the Fira. If you have ever shopped at Ikea I can almost guarantee that you at one point you went home with one of these little, pain-in-the-ass-to-assemble mini drawers. There best thing about these little storage units is that the possibility for creativity is endless. I had one on my desk for years that I painted the same color as my wall. So if you happen to be in an Ikea this weekend and see one of these guys, pick one up for me!


Clockwise from top left: Wall mounted display shelf found on Ikeahacker,  Veer inspired Fira from chuise, A black and white decoupage  diddy from JamieOfAllTrades, and beautiful stained drawers from chanco20.

12 Responses to "SAYING GOODBYE to the ikea fira"

  1. martha brown on February 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm said:

    Yikes! NO! How dare they do that??? I’m sending someone in tomorrow to see if there are any left!!

  2. Jane @ The Borrowed Abode on March 4, 2010 at 11:56 am said:

    Horrified! I so wanted to hack some of them this weekend!

  3. Fenke on March 16, 2010 at 5:43 am said:

    this is why i could not find them yesterday! what a shame. they were THE solution to our storage problem in the bathroom :-( now i am actually sad.

  4. Simone on May 23, 2010 at 4:21 am said:

    Way after the fact response here, but I couldnt’ find them in the Emeryville CA store for the last 10 months. They seemed to have discontinued them in mid-2009 here.

  5. Mary Jo on May 24, 2010 at 8:24 pm said:

    Looked at the Baltimore, MD store for them before Xmas and there were none to be had then, either. Anyone know if Ikea has ever been pursuaded to bring an item back by popular demand??? Perhaps we should start an email campaign or petition or something.

  6. godo on June 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm said:

    we should start a BRING BACK FIRA campaign. really disappointed.

  7. Noel on September 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm said:

    I juis wanted to know how much it cost because I seeing in craigslist for $30.00 each

  8. Kurt on January 22, 2011 at 1:56 am said:

    Gone in the San Diego store too! I bought two a few years back and wanted more but was sadly informed. The gal said they have been discontinued. It sounds like they were pretty popular – I wonder if its just a supplier issue and getting them back is just a matter of being heard by the customer!

  9. Jenny on February 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm said:

    I can’t get over this, I have 2 of them and have given 3 as gifts. Is there any chance they’ll bring them back?

  10. peppersprouts on February 9, 2011 at 10:03 am said:

    outlook not so good guys. Let’s say goodbye to our old friend :(

  11. Susan on August 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm said:

    Good news on the horizon for lovers of FIRA! MOPPE is coming soon to an IKEA near you! http://www.ikeafans.com/home/fira-discontinued-replacement-moppe/

  12. Small-Space Storage: Beachy Bathroom | The Borrowed Abode on September 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm said:

    […] up two sets of Fira Drawers from Ikea.  They currently offer three different drawer configurations (Update: RIP Fira Drawers…) I stained them a combo of two colors – blue and green – to tie in with the beachy […]

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