Virgil Abloh has unveiled his much-anticipated Ikea collection, 15 pieces that aim to bring high fashion to the interiors world - and at a budget-friendly price point.
Designing with the young in mind, the Off-White and Louis Vuitton designer has combined high art references with his streetwear heritage. Abloh has brought his signature humour and wit to everyday objects, for example a rug created to look like an Ikea receipt or a carrier bag that reads "sculpture" in bold text.
Receipt rug, Dhs354. Courtesy of Ikea
Carrier bag, Dhs53. Courtesy of Ikea
Abloh says his decision to put a doorstop on a wooden chair leg created an "interruption", a theme for the collection as a whole - giving ordinary items an unexpected design twist.
“I want each item to bring people a sense of pride, and I want great design to be the biggest reason why you get it," he said. "It’s about elevating the anonymous, everyday icons that we use without noticing.
"This collaboration has been the most rigorous of any design project I’ve done," he added. "There are only a few moments in a design career that you get to work with the absolute best in class, and my concept of design resonates with IKEA’s democratic design principles, with the idea that great design can be accessible for the many people."
Doorstop chair, Dhs444. Courtesy of Ikea
Abloh has been busy of late - this week it was revealed that Hailey Bieber wore Off-White when she married Justin Bieber in September.
From Harper's Bazaar UK