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.
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.
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.
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!
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