Ikea is planning to stop making one of its most popular shelving systems, and people are outraged.
The EXPEDIT shelf apparently has a cult of fans, many of whom are vinyl record collectors who believe its cubed storage space is unrivaled by any other furniture in the world.
Ikea says it will replace EXPEDIT with a similar shelf called the KALLAX, which "has the same internal sizes and uses the same internal fittings," according to the Huffington Post.
"I think our customers may be worried that they won’t have the wonderful function and flexibility that they had with EXPEDIT, but this is not the case," Ikea spokeswoman Janice Simonsen told Huffington.
But EXPEDIT lovers are inconsolable:
No more Expedit!!! What is IKEA thinking? http://t.co/Jpi7Bdpigk— willshome (@willshome) February 20, 2014
Oh my god. There is going to be a run on Ikea's Expedit shelves. They are discontinuing them! http://t.co/JyfyueJCOc— Jennifer 8. Lee (@jenny8lee) February 20, 2014
oh no! ikea discontinues expedit?! http://t.co/TNXv8gMemt— Anthony Fantano (@theneedledrop) February 19, 2014
#RIP Plattenschrank Expedit. #ikea— HERR SHAB (@herr_shab) February 18, 2014
Also, I just found out that IKEA is discontinuing the Expedit. CAN TODAY GET ANY WORSE? #JamesFranco #IKEAsorrow— Carmen Maria Machado (@carmenmmachado) February 20, 2014
PLEASE GOD, NOT THE EXPEDIT. #ikea— Julie (@realityjulie) February 20, 2014
The world is ending - I've just read that Ikea are discontinuing the Expedit range! I'm obsessed with that range *begins stockpile*— Vicky O'Leary (@mrsvickyo) February 20, 2014
“@daddacool: OMG, IKEA are discontinuing the Expedit shelving range *stockpiles for all eternity*” Nooooooo!— Mrs M (@MrsMummyMe) February 20, 2014
Noo #ikea! Don't kill off the #expedit when I don't have all the ones I want for my shelving needs! Looks like I'm making a trip soon— José Álvarez (@jaaj1989) February 20, 2014
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