If you're looking to make a bold statement with your home, IKEA's Art Event collection could have the perfect suggestions
Launching in May, the retailer’s 'Art Event 2019' is the fifth edition of the annual, limited edition range. The collection features bespoke, handmade rugs which have been designed by eight contemporary artists from around the world.
Henrik Most, the Creative Leader for the collection, said: "Looking back, rugs have a long tradition of being perceived as art rather than something we primarily choose for function. This collection gave us the opportunity to explore the traditions, but place them in more of a modern, contemporary context."
The range provides the perfect chance to bring style to your room, as age-old tapestry techniques are combined with avant-garde fashion and tattoo art. The result? Stunning pieces that are certain to inject your interiors with standout style.
Designer: Misaki Kawai, £270 (below left)
Inspired by a desire to create a rug that was built around something bit silly, Misaki Kawai designed this fun rug of big cats.
Designer: SupaKitch, £320 (above right)
Playing around with the concept of the classic animal rug, SupaKitch opted for a snake, which is a spiritual creature that heals and represents rebirth thanks to its ability to shed its skin.
Designer: Craig Green, £165
Craig Green's rug explores the notion of paradise, along with the idea of escaping reality and coming up with a portal that takes us elsewhere.
Designer: Noah Lyon, £300 (below left)
This depicts the whirlwind of interconnected life, as Noah depicts our world tumbling through the universe.
Designer: Chiaozza, £320 (above right)
The American artist duo, Chiaozza, were motivated by spring time scenes in the American southwest desert.
Designer: Filip Pagowski, £140
This rug is inspired by the idea of weaving, along with the abstract rhythm of endless patterns, built on the same grid.
Designer: Seeulgi Lee, £250 (below left)
Seeulgi Lee was looking to bring 'the light of water inside' with her rug as she believes they have the potential to define a space.
Designer: Virgil Abloh, £400 (above right)
Virgil takes an ironic take on overbearing parents, who are aiming to look after their furniture at all costs.