IKEA ART EVENT 2019 Limited Collection

Eight colorful, bold and handwoven rugs rolled up and shown against a gray wall, designed for IKEA ART EVENT 2019.

IKEA ART EVENT 2019 Limited Collection

Hit the floor

The fifth IKEA ART EVENT 2019 goes ‘off the wall’... gets ‘down to earth’... and ‘hits the floor’... with a bang! Eight of today’s hottest designers each created a rug with a unique and bold expression, all handmade from natural materials. Which one makes you wanna get up and dance? Hit the store before they’re gone.

A black Persian rug with the words “keep off” woven on it, designed by Virgil Abloh for IKEA ART EVENT 2019.

Virgil Abloh

He is the Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton and the founder of 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 “These are rugs that will become exclamation marks in the home, whether you walk all over them, hang them on a wall or make them your own any other way.”

– Henrik Most, Creative Leader IKEA

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.

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.

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 colors.