IKEA is known for simple, staple rugs that can go with just about everything—like the classic black-and-white Stockholm that has graced many a first-apartment floor for under $200. But on Thursday, the retailer announced that they are majorly upping their rug game—with eight new designer collaborations for this year's IKEA Art Event. The rugs will be available for a limited time in 2019.
IKEA partnered with eight contemporary artists for the collection, challenging them each to come up with a unique new design. The news was announced at the company's annual Democratic Design Days at their headquarters in Almhut, Sweden, where they host hundreds of journalists from across the country, including Apartment Therapy (for transparency: IKEA paid for our travel and accommodations).