IKEA Is About to Launch Some Very Cool, Art-y Rugs to Hang on Your Walls

composite image of rugs with dancers
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Think art belongs on walls? Think again. IKEA, which has long been working hard to bring affordable art to the masses, will debut a new collection of artist-designed rugs in May.

rug: black rug with KEEP OFF written on it
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Virgil Abloh's design.

The collection features eight rugs by world-renowned artists, including fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who serves as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear.

rug: colorful shapes on white background
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Chiaozza's design.

The goal of this collection, the fifth Art Event in IKEA's history, is to combine multiple art forms — from tapestries to handicrafts to street art — into a practical design item that looks as if it could hang on a gallery wall.

rug: two parrots
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Craig Green's design.

Discover the eight rugs and their creators here. There are only a limited number of pieces available, so keep an eye out on IKEA's website or your local IKEA store for when they hit shelves next month!

Ikea art event rug
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Supakitch's design.

Stefanie Waldek

Stefanie Waldek

Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.