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Ikea and Kanye West’s Creative Director Collaborated If You Want an Artistic Newlywed Nest

Ikea Rug by Virgil Abloh, $499, Ikea.com. (Credit: Ikea)

Get those registries ready. Ikea just announced its latest collaboration in partnership with a select group of the brightest artists of our time.

For its 2019 art event, the furniture retailer tapped eight artists to create their own interpretations of rugs, tapping names like Kanye West’s creative director Virgil Abloh, who also leads the menswear division at Louis Vuitton, as well as menswear designer Craig Green.

These forces in the art world each came up with limited-edition concepts, some literally off-the-wall, while others added a literal splash to their art pieces with deeper meaning. “This collection is as eclectic as the artists behind it, featuring a mash up of tapestry art, rug handicraft, avant-garde fashion, street culture and modern design,” Ikea expressed of its Art Event 2019 collab.

Ikea Art Event 2019 rugs, Ikea.com. (Credit: Ikea)

“I wanted an ironic take on the traditional attitude to furnishing where the living room is just a showroom, not somewhere you sit,” Abloh said in a release. “The parental ‘don’t ruin the furniture’ kind of thing I think has really impacted how younger people think of furniture.” Abloh’s piece, sure to be a bestselling item, retails at $499.

Ikea Rug by Virgil Abloh, $499, Ikea.com. (Credit: Ikea)

Ikea Rug by Craig Green, $199, Ikea.com. (Credit: Ikea)

Design duo Adam Frezza and Terri Chia of Chiaozza co-designed a $349 rendition of a rug. “Inspired by spring time scenes in the deserts of the American southwest, the color blocks, squiggles, daubs and dots of this rug, invite people of all ages to sprawl out, daydream and get lost discovering little moments of play and tactility.”

Ikea Rug by SupaKitch, $349, Ikea.com. (Credit: Ikea)

Ikea Rug by Seulgi Lee, $249, Ikea.com. (Credit: Ikea)

Ikea Rug by Mistake Kawai, $299, Ikea.com. (Credit: Ikea)

Ikea Rug by Noah Lyon, $299, Ikea.com. (Credit: Ikea

Ikea Rug by Noah Lyon, $299, Ikea.com. (Credit: Ikea

Prices range from $149 to $499 for the pieces. Start your Ikea registry here, and add even more items to your very own The Knot Registry from multiple retailers.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.