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Virgil Abloh and IKEA Preview Their "MARKERAD" Collection

The project is still in its prototype phase
Image via: IKEA

Image via: IKEA

IKEA is continuing its youth movement, kicked off last month with its SPÄNST collection alongside Stampd. Similarly marketed toward millennials, IKEA's upcoming MARKERAD collection with Virgil Abloh is still in its prototype stage, but that hasn't stopped the partners from offering a sneak peek at their joint effort. The preview took the form of a YouTube livestream, in which Virgil and an IKEA representative strolled through a gallery space where some of the key pieces were featured. They include rugs and a new take on the IKEA Frakta bag, as well as a display case containing Virgil x Nike Air Prestos. There's also a blonde wood Shaker-style chair, with one leg cut shorter than the other three, supported by a bright red doorstop to make up for its truncated length. More will be revealed at IKEA's Democratic Design Days on June 7th; in the meantime, you can check out the livestream here.