IKEA US selling stuff you don’t need such as receipt rug & Mona Lisa LED wall art
Not as affordable as normal stuff.
IKEA in the United States will be releasing a new capsule collection on Nov. 1, 2019.
This is a collaboration with American fashion designer Virgil Abloh in the US.
According to Abloh: “The ethos of the collection is to add an artful quality to anonymous objects.”
The collection, “MARKERAD”, supposedly combines quirky elements with everyday home objects in an ironic yet minimalistic way.
That is if you buy the concept.
Here are some of the items that will be available in the collection:
First up is this receipt rug, which retails for US$99 (S$136.62):
According to Abloh, “The receipt is a trademark in itself that has been transformed into art.”
“Wet Grass” rug
Another item in the collection is this “wet grass” rug, which literally looks like a patch of wet grass and costs US$249 (S$343.73).
“Sculpture” shopping bag
Following this are these “brown paper” shopping bags with the word “sculpture” on them, which are a great alternative to regular IKEA shopping bags:
The medium-sized bags cost US$19.99 (S$27.60), while the large-sized bags cost US$24.99 (S$34.50).
LED Mona Lisa wall art
You’ll get to bring Mona Lisa from the Louvre to your home with this piece of LED wall art at US$99 (S$136.62), which can apparently charge iPhones too.
Here’s a numberless clock with the word “temporary” as an indicator of the impermanence of time.
Chair with doorstop leg
Sit firm with this chair that comes with a doorstop on its leg.
Glass cabinet with nail handle
Last but not least is this glass cabinet with a nail handle.
While there is currently no information about when this collection will be released in Singapore, one can keep tabs here.
Top image via IKEA x Virgil Abloh