We're really excited to announce that we're hosting the launch event to celebrate the highly anticipated IKEA MARKERAD collection, designed in collaboration with Virgil Abloh. On October 29th, we'll be hosting a thought-provoking panel followed by a release party at Industria Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The invite-only event will begin with a discussion on design in the modern world and include an engaging group of speakers, including Henrik Most, creative leader at IKEA; Tawanda Chiweshe, Alaska Alaska c/o Virgil Abloh designer & studio director; Alfred Zollinger, associate professor of architecture and interior design at Parsons; Galia Solomonoff, professor at Columbia and founder of Solomonoff Architecture Studio; and will be moderated by Jeff Carvalho, Highsnobiety's managing director. Most, who also has worked with Abloh on MARKERAD, shared his thoughts on tapping Highsnobiety for this immersive event: “One of the ideas was to design products with a cultural significance that resonates with young people interested in art, fashion, and design. Many of whom you find among Highsnobiety´s community.”
Guests will be treated to an exclusive preview of the full collection in a gallery style prior to its official launch on November 1st. Some of the most-talked-about items include the "Wet Grass" rug and Mona Lisa light box, just to name a few. In addition, there will also be a raffle for each item (except the mirror) and the winners will be able to leave with the merch the night of.
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