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Kanye West now 'wants to work with IKEA'

Rapper believes students would be keen for him to create 'a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm'

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 August, 2016, 6:31pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 August, 2016, 9:54am

Rapper extraordinaire, entrepreneur and fashion designer Kanye West now wants to add another string to his bow by working with Swedish brand IKEA on a range of furniture, the BBC reported on Monday.

In an interview with BBC Radio 1, West said that he was keen to do a range for the European furniture retailer, known for its affordable, self-assembly furniture and home wares.

"I have to work with Ikea - make furniture for interior design, for architecture," he told the BBC's popular music channel.

Giving a preview of the interview, the BBC said that West believed students would be keen for him to create "a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm."

"Yo Ikea, allow Kanye to create, allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a bed that he makes, I want a chair that he makes."

It's not the first time that West's name has been connected to IKEA as the rapper was photographed visiting one of the company's Swedish stores earlier this year. IKEA has not yet responded to requests for a response to the story.

West rose to fame as a producer in the early 2000s before becoming a rapper and songwriter. As well as continuing to make music, West has embarked on a sideline as a fashion designer, working with brands including Nike and Adidas .

In 2012, he announced the launch of DONDA, which he described as "a design company" that had the "goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford" – giving him something in common with IKEA.

West's collection for Adidas has been criticised by fans for being too highly-priced, however.

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