Starting June 2016, Ikea will sell a collection of interior design articles created by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck, part of the famous Antwerp Six. He will be the first in a line of fashion designers that will collaborate with Ikea.
"Create beautiful and affordable products together"
"We were really looking forward to a collaboration with Walter as his way of using materials and graphic patterns is fascinating to see. The same goes for the stories his fashion collections tell about life itself", Ikea main designer Marcus Engman said. He revealed the collaboration during the IKEA Democratic Design Day in the Swedish city of Älmhult.
Engman added IKEA wants to "work with inventive, passionate people from all over the world, people with a shared vision on democratic design to create beautiful and affordable products together. We are curious to see what these collaborations will lead to in the world of interior design. We are happy to announce a collaboration with some of the most interesting contemporary fashion designers."
Not only Walter Van Beirendonck will collaborate with IKEA: Katie Eary, a men's streetwear designer based in London, and Swedish Martin Bergström will also join the furniture store giant for a collaboration.
Van Beirendonck has created five different prints based on the "Wondermooi" (Beautiful) theme, about people who live in the clouds, Watch his explanation about the collection here: