As a part of their IKEA Art Event, the Swedish-founded furniture and home goods brand has tapped several artists to design carpets that will make us rethink our relationship with the item. One of the artists included in this series is Nike collaborator, Off-White Founder, and Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh. Abloh’s contribution to the IKEA Art Event has been long anticipated, with news of the release coming first in 2017. The newly released rug features Abloh’s signature quotation marks surrounding the words “KEEP OFF”, delivering a playful sense of irony.
The addition of the IKEA x Virgil rug to StockX’s streetwear catalog will mark the second time this year that we’ve added an Abloh collaboration on a non-clothing, non-sneaker item with a non-clothing, non-sneaker company, following his collaboration earlier this year with Evian. Abloh’s collaboration with Evian resulted in several reusable water bottles that also featured his signature quotation mark design touch. As Virgil’s “Midas Touch” effect leads to the continued selling out of his collaborative and creative projects, we’ll continue to add them to our catalog. Shop the “KEEP OFF” rug by IKEA x Virgil here.
Keep an eye out for further collaborations between the furniture brand and Mr. Abloh as rumor has it that multiple other rugs and decorative items could be dropping later this year. Among the rumored items is the widely polarizing and assumedly ironic “WET GRASS” rug. The “BLUE”, “GREY”, and popular “STILL LOADING” rugs (which are also listed here on StockX) have seen a very limited release, but are rumored to be dropping worldwide soon. Check out the images below and sleep with confidence tonight, knowing that if these rugs are eventually released, they’ll be available for purchase on StockX.