Virgil Abloh’s IKEA Collection Gets an Official Release Date
Even though the Virgil Abloh x IKEA furniture collaboration was first announced two years ago, progress has been somewhat slow. This is understandable, as Virgil has had a lot on his plate, whether it’s launching another range of household goods with Off-white, overseeing menswear at Louis Vuitton, or DJing his own Vegas residency — so much that his doctor told him to take a break for three months. But lovers of high-fashion and Scandinavian furniture can rejoice, for the collection of goods is officially coming next month.
On November 1, the Markerad (which roughly translates to “crisp” and “pronounced” in Swedish) collection hits stores. Here are some of the things to look forward to: a 3 x 7 foot rug in the likeness of a lengthy Ikea receipt, a brown shopping bag printed with the word “SCULPTURE,” a green rug that reads “WET GRASS,” and a light-up print of the Mona Lisa equipped with a USB port that is sure to be the hottest item in every dorm this winter.
There are some more straightforward options as well, including a lightwood chair and table set that requires no tool assembly and a clear-glass cabinet. So whether you’re into understated interiors or the occasional statement piece, the Markerad collection is a sure way to add some street cred to your humble abode.