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British designer Zandra Rhodes is about to bring her distinctive flair into your home with this new IKEA collaboration. 

We’ve seen some killer high-street collaborations recently.

Habitat recently announced that they have created a collection with illustrator Quentin Jones, while H&M has got everyone very excited with their highly-anticipated Giambattista Valli collaboration.

Now, IKEA is getting the designer treatment in a collaboration with ‘Princess of Punk’  Zandra Rhodes.

British designer Rhodes was one of the new wave London creatives who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970s. Most recently, actor Lucy Boynton wore a beautiful red design of hers in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Inspired by organic material and nature, her colourful creations use pattern and prints for a distinctive and dramatic, feminine aesthetic. This will continue to be explored in the collection through a variety of local pattern cultures from across the globe to put them into the home context through the seasons.

“I initially started my career as a textile designer, studying Printed Textile Design at The Royal College of Art in London. Pattern and colour have always been two mediums synonymous with my work and are mostly associated with my fashion designs,” said Rhodes.

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“What a fabulous opportunity to re-imagine my designs into homeware products working with the world’s leading furniture retailer and icon, IKEA. I hope to bring my passion for textiles, print and colour to this global market drawing inspiration from my distinctive style and love of travel. What an exciting adventure for The House of Zandra Rhodes!”

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Nils Larsson, Creative Leader at IKEA Range and Supply added: “At IKEA we are curious to deep dive into what makes a home feel like your home. And we know that patterns and colour add fun, energy, mood, atmosphere and personality to a space. Therefore we want to explore how to make textile prints and patterns more contemporary and connected to local cultures. And who better to do this together with, than the experienced, ultra-creative fashion designer Zandra Rhodes?” .

Following the success of IKEA’s recent collaboration Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Virgil Abloh - we’re sure this is going to be another hit. 

Images: Gene Nocon

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