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The 8 Contemporary Artists IKEA Tapped on to Create the 2019 IKEA Art Collection

A new rug collection featuring Chiaozza, Craig Green, Filip Pagowski, Nisaki Kawai, Noah Lyon, Seulgi Lee, SupaKitch and Virgil Abloh.

If you didn?t catch our IKEA Democratic Design Day coverage on Instagram, IKEA announced the eight contemporary artists it tapped on to create the 2019 IKEA Art Collection, a series of limited edition handmade wool rugs ranging in a variety of sizes, colors and artistic expressions. During the 2-day event, IKEA emphasized the idea of ?democratic design,? that is, bringing design to the homes of the many, not just the few who can afford it or access it. With this collection, objects that would normally be treasured in galleries or museums can now be treasured in your own home.
The artists, hailing from various backgrounds including painting, sculpture, and fashion, had free range to create their piece from their own studios all over the world. The rugs are all manufactured in Egypt and India using traditional techniques like dhurrie weaving and hand-tufted piling.
From Brooklyn-based design duo Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao of Chiaozza: ?Inspired by spring time scenes in the deserts of the American southwest, the color blocks, squiggles, doubts, and dots of this rug invite people of all ages to sprawl out, daydream, and get lost discovering little moments of play and tactility.?

From London-born fashion designer Craig Green: ?With this rug I was interested in exploring the idea of paradise, of escaping reality. Of making a portal or ...
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