A First Look at Virgil Abloh’s Ikea Collection
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“I’m really looking forward to this, that we already now can share some of our ideas with people. These items are made in a limited number and together with the thinking behind each rug I believe they can become art pieces you put on the wall just as much as functional objects in a home. Like, “Hey! I own this coveted piece””, says Virgil Abloh. @virgilabloh @ikeafrance #ikeaxvirgil #ikeatoday
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?