Art & Design Published: October 17, 2017 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

Off White x Ikea Drops 2019, and More of What We Know So Far

Virgil Abloh took to Periscope to discuss details of the Off White x Ikea collab.

Featured image: Elle Malaysia 

The Off White x Ikea collection might be a long way ahead, but Virgil Abloh revealed details about the collab in a 30-minute livestream session on Periscope on October 16.

Following news of Off-White’s collaborations with Nike and Kith, Abloh has finally decided to release more details about the forthcoming Ikea x Off White collection. The full 30-minute interview is available on Twitter.

We don’t have all the details, but here’s what we know so far:

The Off White x Ikea collection will be available worldwide
According to the Periscope Q&A session, the collection will be available at Ikea stores globally. Seeing as Singapore has two Ikea stores, Tampines (60 Tampines North Drive 2) and Alexandra (317 Alexandra Road), it would be safe to say that the collection will be available in either store.

Pieces from the Off White x Ikea collection will be affordable
In keeping with Ikea’s ethos, pieces from the collection will be priced affordably.

When will the collection be available?
The collection will be available in two years – sometime in 2019.

What will the collection include?
Neither Ikea nor Abloh have revealed the pieces available in the Off White x Ikea collection, but the interview session hinted at the possibility of a table, chair, bed, and other special small item home accessories including this rug and the updated Frakta bag (image below).

Screenshot of the Off White x Ikea “Sculpture” Frakta bag

“We’re here trying to make a full kit about special small items all the way to things that you sleep on and things that you eat at,” said Abloh around the 17-minute and 46-second mark of the live Q&A session.

Additional home decor items might include paintings, photos, and frames, which Abloh hinted at around the 27-minute and 40-second mark of the Periscope session.

Can I contribute to the ideation of the Off White x Ikea collection?
Anyone can contribute ideas and images to the collaboration via social media using the #ikeaxvirgil hashtag.

Keep a lookout on Straatosphere for more updates and details about the exciting collaboration.

Keep up with Off-White on Twitter (@OffWht) and Instagram (@off___white). 

Read More: Off-White x Nike Release Dates Announced – Two Drops Over September and November 2017