Following the news of a partnership with Off White designer Virgil Abloh, Ikea has revealed plans for a collection made in collaboration with Stockholm-born and Los Angeles-based costume designer Bea Åkerlund, who has worked in film, fashion and music, working with singers including Madonna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj, among others. Åkerlund also is the force behind Le Snob, an accessories label.
Titled Omedelbar, the collection of hats, pillows, prints and home accessories is described by Ikea as capturing the essence of Åkerlund’s style and esthetic. “Omedelbar is a chance to step into something new; the feeling of an exclusive Hollywood showroom where goth and glam meet each other. Large glass hats, red lip-shaped pillows, 3D printed hands for decorative jewelry display, and a B-shaped lamp are just a few of the Omedelbar ingredients,” reads press.
“It’s a collection that allows for not taking life so seriously,” says Åkerlund. “I want people to have a little fun in their lives. You can get one hand and put it on the wall, or 100 hands and turn it into a piece of art. Buy one lip pillow, or buy 20 to create a lip pillow ocean. Fill the hat with anything, from apples to your collection of buttons, to your bathroom essentials. It’s really all up to you.”
Check out the hate, red pillows and 3D-printed hands from the collection below, and look for the all items to hit stores in March 2018.