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IKEA US selling stuff you don’t need such as receipt rug & Mona Lisa LED wall art

Not as affordable as normal stuff.

Melanie Lim | October 4, 05:01 pm

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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.

Image via IKEA x Virgil Abloh

That is if you buy the concept.

Here are some of the items that will be available in the collection:

Receipt rug

First up is this receipt rug, which retails for US$99 (S$136.62):

Image via IKEA x Virgil Abloh

According to Abloh, “The receipt is a trademark in itself that has been transformed into art.”

Meta.

“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).

Image via IKEA x Virgil Abloh

“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:

Image via IKEA x Virgil Abloh

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.

Image via IKEA x Virgil Abloh

“Temporary” clock

Here’s a numberless clock with the word “temporary” as an indicator of the impermanence of time.

Image via IKEA x Virgil Abloh

Chair with doorstop leg

Sit firm with this chair that comes with a doorstop on its leg.

Image via IKEA x Virgil Abloh

Glass cabinet with nail handle

Last but not least is this glass cabinet with a nail handle.

Image via IKEA x Virgil Abloh

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

About Melanie Lim

Melanie likes taking and editing photos for Instagram.

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