The IKEA x OFF-WHITE collaboration was revealed last year, Virgil Abloh; OFF-WHITE’s founder, shared a video showcasing the homeware line which includes furniture and household goods on youtube.. Designed for millennials, keep reading for a sneak peek of what to expect from this epic collaboration..
With ‘art’ in mind, notable items from the collaboration include two floor rugs boldly emblazoned with “BLUE” and “KEEP OFF”. Abloh also followed in the footsteps of Balenciaga and reinterpreted the infamous blue Frakta bag as a yellow version stamped with the graphic SCULPTURE.
All of these pieces are meant to challenge the way we originally use them as they become art objects. I’m trying to embed an artistic quality in things that you already have,” Abloh stated. “So the chair is elevated because it feels more like an art object than a typical chair that serves its function with four equal legs.
In a video on its website the retailer said:
We all know that good ideas can come from anywhere. And that working together is the best way to solve everyday needs and frustrations. Truths hard to argue with. That is why Ikea will soon invite family members to co-create upcoming products. At the same time you will get a sneak peek behind the scenes.
A bright green “WET GRASS” rug is a cool item of the collaboration as well. A table, a chaise lounge, a coffee table, shelving among others. Each item comes with a label reading “PROTOTYPE,” so there’s a chance these are still a work-in-progress and may differ from the final in-store products.
Ikea X OFF-White is due to be released in stores in 2019 during Sweden’s Democratic Design Days, 7-8 June.