IKEA unveiled more of its collaboration with Off-White Founder and Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, including his must-have furnishings for millennials, plus several rugs designed as ironic statement pieces. Man of Many was in Sweden for IKEA\u2019s "Democratic Design Days 2018" and got up close and personal with Abloh\u2019s installation. Here\u2019s what we saw.\r\n\r\nThe Markerad furnishings collection comprises a traditional chair with a red footstop and a glass cabinet. The clock and sculpture are both distinctly Abloh designs, featuring text ironically explaining the concepts at work. It\u2019s the same font and attitude present in his footwear and football collaborations with Nike.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe glass cabinet is transparent on all sides. It\u2019s a modern interpretation of a baroque Wunderkammer - a cabinet of curiosities. Instead of hiding stuff, the cabinet encourages you to display what you love and reveal exactly who you are.\r\n\r\nIKEA commissioned 8 contemporary artists from different disciplines to create a collection of limited edition "Art Event" rugs. We saw four of Abloh\u2019s designs.\r\n\r\nThe first was a monochrome, graphic interpretation of a traditional oriental rug defined by the simple statement \u201cKEEP OFF.\u201d Discussing this piece several weeks back, Abloh said \u201cI wanted an ironic take on the traditional attitude to furnishing where the living room is just a showroom, not somewhere you sit. I think the parental \u201cdon\u2019t ruin the furniture\u201d kind of thing has really impacted how younger people think of furniture today.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAbloh\u2019s other designs include a faux-grass rug inscribed with \u201cWET GRASS,\u201d and a scenic mountain print that\u2019s \u201cSTILL LOADING.\u201d The most bizarre of his rug designs is the giant IKEA receipt. It reads as a receipt for a purchase made at IKEA\u2019s HQ in Almhult, Sweden with an item priced at 599,00 SEK.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s about elevating the anonymous, everyday icons that we use without noticing,\u201d added Abloh. The Markerad collection and Art Event rugs are available starting in 2019.\r\n\r\nCatch more from Democratic Design Days 2018 including IKEA\u2019s collaborations with LEGO and adidas.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.