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IKEA ART EVENT 2019
IKEA ART EVENT 2019 LIMITED COLLECTION

Hit the floor - Available now

The fifth IKEA Art Event goes ‘off the wall’... gets ‘down to earth’... and ‘hits the floor’... with energy and attitude! Eight of today’s hottest designers each created a rug with a unique and bold expression. It’s a short-term collection that mashes-up tapestry art, rug handicraft, avantgarde fashion, street culture and modern design. Available in limited quantities, these high-quality rugs are all handmade from natural materials. Which one makes you wanna get up and dance? Hit the store before they’re gone.

The limited collection will be available on-site from 3 May 2019, exclusively at your local IKEA store, and only while supplies last.
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A black Persian rug with the words “keep off” woven on it, designed by Virgil Abloh for IKEA ART 2019.Virgil Abloh, artistic director at Louis Vuitton.Close-up of a handmade black Persian rug, designed by Virgil Abloh for IKEA ART EVENT 2019.
“I wanted an ironic take on the traditional attitude to furnishing where the living room is just a showroom, not somewhere you sit.”
Virgil Abloh
He is the Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton and the founder of the fashion brand Off-White. Virgil Abloh’s rug is an ironic take on overbearing parents who protect the furniture at nearly any cost. The written quote and the traditional motif that serves as backdrop, turn our idea of a Persian rug on its head.
A beige rug with colourful and playful plants woven on it, designed by Chiaozza for IKEA art event 2019.Close-up of a beige rug with colourful and playful plants woven on it, designed by Chiaozza for IKEA art event 2019.Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, the American artist duo CHIAOZZA.

Chiaozza

The American artist duo Chiaozza founded their New York City studio in 2011 and have exhibited solo or in group shows both around the USA and in a variety of international venues. Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao work across a range of media, including painted sculpture, installation, collage and photography.
“This rug invite people of all ages to sprawl out, daydream and get lost discovering little moments of play and tactility.”
A brown, white and orange snake-shaped rug with flowers woven on it, designed by Supakitch for IKEA art event 2019.Supakitch, a French artist.Close-up of the pattern on a snake-shaped rug with flowers woven on it, designed by Supakitch for IKEA art event 2019.
“As a totem animal, the snake is a spiritual guide that heals. Snakes shed their skin and symbolize rebirth.”

Supakitch

Supakitch is a French artist whose eclectic approach mixes different techniques such as acrylic paint, collage, silkscreen, spray and tattoo. Music, Asian manga and movies are among his biggest influences.
A handwoven rug in pink, red, blue and black featuring two big parrots, designed by Craig Green for IKEA art event 2019.Close-up of a handwoven rug with bird pattern in pink and red, designed by Craig Green for IKEA art event 2019.

Craig Green

London-born designer and fashion graduate of the Central Saint Martin’s, Craig Green is one of the UK’s most innovative menswear designers. Challenging the status quo with gender-negating statements, his ready-to-wear explores ideas of uniform, utility and showmanship.
“With this rug I was interested in exploring the idea of paradise, of escaping reality. Of making a portal or doorway to transport us to somewhere better.”
Craig Green, menswear designer.
A round, black and beige rug in a playful pattern of arms and legs, designed by Noah Lyon for IKEA art event 2019.Close-up of a the pattern of a handmade black and beige rug, designed by Noah Lyon for IKEA art event 2019.
“This rug depicts the whirlwind of interconnected life as our world tumbles through the universe.”

Noah Lyon

A multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York and Gotland, Sweden, Noah Lyon has exhibited at galleries and museums internationally. His work is in the collections of MoMA, The Tate Britain, The Menil Collection, The Brooklyn Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art.
Noah Lyon, artist.
A black large handwoven rug with a white grid pattern, designed by Filip Pagowski for IKEA art event 2019.

Filip Pagowski

Born in Poland, Filip Pagowski is a graphic artist based in New York since the 1980s. Filip Pagowski’s energetic designs are memorable for their bold shapes and vitality. His clients include Japanese fashion brand Comme Des Garcons, The New Yorker, SAKS 5th Avenue, Le Monde and New York Times.
“The abstract rhythm of an endless pattern built on the same grid results in a kind of charming, handmade imperfection.”
Filip Pagowski, graphic artist.Close-up of a handmade rug with a black and white grid pattern, designed by Filip Pagowski for IKEA art event 2019.
A beige handwoven rug with a graphic pattern of a colourful happy fish, designed by Seulgi Lee for IKEA art event 2019.
“I thought of northern Indian artisans, the city Ayodhya, ancient Korean Queen Heo Hwang-ok and, above all, the power of colors. Let’s be happy. As happy as a fish in water.”

Seulgi Lee

Korean-French artist Seulgi Lee’s rug embodies the French expression ‘happy as a fish in water’. All rugs have the potential to define a space. With hers, Seulgi wants to bring in the light of water and radiating colours.
Seulgi Lee, Korean-French artist.Close-up of a beige and purple handmade rug, designed by Seulgi Lee for IKEA art event 2019.
A colourful handwoven rug in the shape of a lion family, designed by Misaki Kawai for IKEA art event 2019.

Misaki Kawai

Japanese artist Misaki Kawai is known internationally for her installations made out of papier-mâché, wood, fabric and other low-tech, craft materials such as felt and yarn. She believes that art is about having fun.
“I’m inspired by funny stuff, goofy stuff and hairy stuff – that’s one of the reasons why I loved doing this rug, it’s a very hairy object. Go ahead, please pet the big cats!”
Misaki Kawai, Japanese artist.Close-up of a hairy handwoven rug in blue, designed by Misaki Kawai for IKEA art event 2019.