Virgil Abloh is on a creative spree. As Off-White founder, Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director, DJ, producer and style influencer, he has also joined forces with Ikea. Considering his background in architecture, it’s not a surprise.
Designed with functionality in mind, the collaborative project, Markerad, features home essentials, chair, table, rugs, daybed and doorsteps.
Since the American designer never succumbs to normality, it’s no exception when it’s Abloh the carpenter. Crafting a collection with simple yet statement pieces, he is pushing every boundary, literally. The collection includes a glass cabinet that’s transparent on all facades. It is reminiscent of the transparent suitcase he created for Rimowa.
The unit is Abloh’s version of a baroque Wunderkammer for the 21st century, a cabinet of curiosities. He encourages users to show off their favourite treasures – be it sneakers, mugs or a book – something that expresses one’s true self.
“I want each item [in the collection] to bring a sense of pride, and I want the great design to be the biggest reason why [people] are getting them,” he says.
Markerad will be in stores for a limited period beginning in 2019.