More than just furniture.
Look around your apartment right now. That IKEA ‘Billy’ bookcase you’ve had since college has seen better days. That ‘Micke’ desk has way too many scratches now. And that ‘Kallax’ unit you’re using to store your impressive vinyl record collection…well…okay, that one is and always will be useful. IKEA furniture has entered your living quarters in one form or another and now they have immensely stepped up their game with a new urban lifestyle line created by STAMPD designer Chris Stamp and freelance designer Maja Ganszyniec. “Fashion and furniture are different animals but the creative process is similar. Design no matter the medium is always about finding the right solution to a challenge. Feeling inspired by the environment around me and my team is an essential part of my creative process,” says Chris Stamp.
The STAMPD aesthetic has been embedded into each and every one of the limited edition pieces collectively called the SPÄNST Collection. Down to the black and white colorway, and even including the streetwear brand’s modern style.
Key furniture pieces that definitely needs to be copped ASAP:
– Shoe / Skateboard Rack
– See-Through Wardrobe
– Clear Shoe Box
Additionally, IKEA and Chris Stamp will also release some threads and accessories to coincide with the new line. These include a hoodie, tees, caps, duffel bag and laundry bag. Will all of these items be in IKEA’s affordable price range or reflect STAMPD’s high-end streetwear price tag? We’re hoping it falls under the average college student’s budget. The SPÄNST Collection is set to make its debut this month but for now, you can view the lookbook and detailed images of the items below.
“I grew up surfing and skating. Here in So Cal, skating is more than transportation. It’s a culture and an intimate part of the Stampd DNA. I’m honored to get the opportunity to design the first skateboard ever at IKEA.” – Chris Stamp
“With this collection I’ve learnt that it’s worth pushing the limits. We went for solutions that we believed to be strong and bold, or else it wasn’t worth it.” – Maja Ganszyniec
“I never let the setbacks define me. They’re always going to be times when things don’t turn out, or go your way. Looking back, I believe those struggles made me a better designer.” – Chris Stamp
(Photography and quotes by IKEA)