IKEA Set to Release Virgil Abloh Rugs

Above: One of the designer's forthcoming pieces for IKEA

Hypebeasts everywhere are likely plotting a roadtrip to the nearest IKEA this week. The retail titan is just a few weeks away from introducing its latest line of wares designed by fashion phenom, Virgil Abloh — the multitalented figure has truly dominated the streetwear game over these last few years.

The former Off-White mastermind, and current artistic director of Louis Vuitton men’s collection, is partnering with the iconic Swedish brand on a pack of new goods sure to make resellers go hard in the paint. IKEA took to their social media platforms to announce that their special and limited line of Virgil-designed pieces will finally hit store shelves next month.

This play has been a long time coming for the two parties involved. Back in June of last year, it was announced that Abloh was lending his talents to IKEA, but aside from a few tidbits here and there, not much else was known. What we did understand, however, was that this forthcoming collection was to be called Markerad, and it would retain Abloh’s ironic tinge of slapping quotation marks on top of his designs.

Now, we’re getting a closer look at the line’s carpet collection, and judging from early looks, it appears as though everything is going according to plan. However, the catch is that the rugs are only being released in Japan next month, so be ready to shell out so major dough for resale items. You can check out a teaser of the collaboration below via Instagram.



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Tags: carpet, IKEA, Interior Design, Louis Vuitton, Off-White, Retail, Virgil Abloh

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