There are statement rugs and then there are statement rugs. Ikea just announced a new series of rugs, and they fall squarely into the latter camp. The new line is part of IKEA’s annual Art Event, in which the Swedish brand partners with artists to create more artistic versions of everyday objects.
For the series, Ikea tapped collaborators including fashion designer Virgil Abloh (who has a whole separate collection with the retailer in the works), French tattoo artist Supakitch, and Korean artist Seulgi Lee. The end result is a line of rugs that, true to its description, are more outlandish than your standard chevron patterned weave.
One of Abloh’s designs shows a blue dyed background with the words “Keep Off” in a white sans serif font. Lee’s rug is designed as a series simple shapes arranged in an abstract, geometric form. The rest of the series, which will be available for a limited time in 2019, are similarly striking. According to Ikea, the rugs are just another way to bring an affordable piece of art into the home. Albeit one you wipe your feet on.
See the whole range here.