Kanye West has made no secret of his love for IKEA. ‘Ye made a highly publicized trip to the Swedish furniture giant’s headquarters back in March, which led to a mass of speculation about a possible design collaboration.
Then during an interview with BBC Radio just last night, he made his views on the matter quite plain: “Yo IKEA, allow Kanye to create, allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a bed that he makes, I want a chair that he makes.” IKEA must have gotten the message, as the company has officially responded.
Well, responded but in a lighthearted, joking manner. IKEA Australia created a detailed visualization of what a Kanye collaboration might look like, and went so far as to share it on its company Facebook page. With YEEZY boldly declared up top, the graphic displays an enormous bed (in homage to the gargantuan sized bed in Kanye’s “Famous” video), with accompanying instructions on how to screw in those pesky IKEA screws. While the idea of this collaboration becoming real is far-fetched at best, you never know what might happen when Yeezy sets his heart to something.
In related news, IKEA just released a fantastic ad depicting what Instagramming food would have been like in the 17th century.
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