Calling all millennials who will be moving into their first home: the newest IKEA collection is designed just for you. Virgil Abloh, the founder of one of the world’s most sought-after fashion brands, Off-White, has teamed up with Swedish furniture retailer IKEA to produce the MARKERAD limited edition collection. Conceptualised with the needs of millennials in mind, every item in this highly-anticipated homeware collection is designed to be a statement piece that will give any new (or old!) home its own distinct character.
Virgil’s design ethos is evident in pieces like the MARKERAD chair. At first glance, it looks like a typical IKEA chair but look closely and you will see that a doorstop has been added to one of the legs. This detail transforms an anonymous everyday object into something unexpected and out of the norm. His signature quotation marks also add a sense of irony and humour to common items such as clocks, rugs, carrier bags and toolboxes. However, the item that probably stands out the most is the large rug that comes in the form of an IKEA receipt. Place it on the floor or hang it on the wall. It will definitely be a conversation starter in any home.
The MARKERAD collection will be available only in IKEA stores from October 31 onwards. Each person is limited to a purchase of two pieces per MARKERAD product and four MARKERAD dining chairs on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are keen to get your hands on these coveted items, be sure to head down early to the stores as stocks will be limited and we expect long queues. In the meantime, scroll through the gallery to see all the items from the collection including its prices.
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MARKERAD Rug, $139
Who needs a receipt for a rug? Uhmm, maybe shopaholics like us so we can be reminded about our habits every day.
MARKERAD Rug, $299
Great way to deter kids from entering an area. We kid.
MARKERAD Chair, $185
Same same but different: spot the doorstop on one of the legs!
MARKERAD Carrier bag, large, $19.90
Everyone is into atas paper bags now, so why not jump on the trend too? PS: This is not for one-time use.
MARKERAD Carrier bag, medium, $14.90
Same bag, but different.
MARKERAD Backlit artwork, $119
You obviously can’t have the real Mona Lisa painting in your house, so this is a great alternative. At least it’s by Virgil Abloh.
MARKERAD Table, $449
This is probably the most normal item in the collection.
MARKERAD Glass-door cabinet, $300
Normal cabinet with a touch of Virgil. Gotta love that red handle!
MARKERAD Day-bed frame, $299
How do you make a normal bed frame “Off-White”? Just add a few lines.
MARKERAD Cover for day-bed, $150
MARKERAD Wall clock, $39.90
Time is but temporary. Said Virgil Abloh to no one ever.
MARKERAD Mirror, $245
Full-length mirror for your OOTD. At first glance, it looks like a normal mirror, but notice the panels at the side and top.
MARKERAD 17-piece tool set, $14.90
Why does anyone need a Virgil Abloh tool set? Because they just do. 10/10 would buy.