The IKEA x Virgil Abloh Collection Is Finally Dropping & Here Are The Pictures

Photo Courtesy Of Ikea.
Today, the cult Swedish furniture brand Ikea finally announced the release date for its heavily anticipated collection with Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton's creative director and the founder of fashion brand Off-White.
 
The 15-piece, statement-heavy collection, named MARKERAD, will be available to shop from Ikea stores in the US starting at 7 a.m. on November 1. Unsurprisingly, Abloh's minimalist slogans are all over this limited-edition drop, which includes an XXL carrier boldly branded "SCULPTURE", a modernised "Mona Lisa" and a stool sporting a doorstop on one of its legs.
Appealing to the youth was an important factor for both the brand and the streetwear designer. Speaking about the collection, Abloh said: "I want each item to bring people a sense of pride, and I want great design to be the biggest reason why you get it. It’s about elevating the anonymous, everyday icons that we use without noticing. This collaboration has been the most rigorous of any design project I’ve done." Creative leader for Ikea, Henrik Most added: "I was impressed working with Virgil, and love how he takes modern design into a contemporary context. It would be quite boring if he just replicated modern design, but by taking history and tradition and interpreting it in his own unique way, he creates design which very much appeals to our time."
Just this summer, Ikea revealed a first look at yet another seriously exciting creative collection, this time partnering with Solange Knowles' creative agency, Saint Heron. Tipped to explore architecture, space and design, we're expecting a visual delight from GÅTFULL when it lands in 2021. And in the fashion sphere, at the end of September we saw Abloh rustle up a custom stylish wedding veil for Hailey Baldwin, complete with his signature block capital lettering.
Purchasing what appears to be the furniture drop of the year doesn't come without its obstacles. Early releases of select items sold out quickly, and are currently available online... for five times the market price. But with prices between $19 and $399 for iconic works by one of the great designers of our time, we can't blame the folks in the overnight lines sure to form outside Ikea's across the country.