Design

A First Look at Virgil Abloh’s Ikea Collection

Virgil Abloh, the accomplished designer, founder of Off-White, and current artistic director for Louis Vuitton‘s menswear teased his collaboration with Ikea, “MARKREAD,” this weekend in Paris via Instagram. Displayed in a pop-up shop at Nuits Fauves, a club located on the ground level of the Cité de la Mode, the collection featured rugs with signature “Virgil-isms.” Other items from the collection were revealed, including a “Temporary” clock, a glass cabinet, and two brown paper “Sculpture” shopping bags. There’s still no word on when the full range of Virgil homewares will drop, so we’re just gonna have to be keep waiting. However, some controversy has already begun over the design and inspiration of the door-stop-chair, called out by Diet Prada. What do you think?