last year, IKEA announced a collaboration with los angeles-based designer chris stamp called SPÄNST. meaning elasticity in swedish, the collection is targeted at an audience with a young and active lifestyle that chris himself is part of. and although the collection will be available until may 2018, a preview was presented in paris last week during men’s fashion week, complete with a light installation.

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the SPÄNST collection by chris stamp for IKEA will be available in may 2018 

 

 

integrating street culture in an fluid way, SPÄNST by chris stamp for IKEA features the designer’s signature style: monochrome and minimalist designs. for the first time, the swedish giant’s shelves will offer products like a basketball hoop and a skateboard. as for furniture, and knowing that streetwear collectors value their pieces, stamp has created a screened cabinet to better showcase them. in the collection, materials like wood are present, as well as leather and plexiglass.

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it features pieces of furniture as well as sport-related ones

 

 

‘the SPÄNST collection is an attempt to reach young people by looking at home furnishing products from a slightly different angle,’ says chris stamp. ‘as a fashion designer, I know that people want to show other people the clothes, shoes and accessories that they have. why spend $300 on a pair of sneakers and hide them in the closet? this collection will enable people to store and show their belongings at the same time. it’s a new mindset and I hope that the minimalistic design, inspired by modern lifestyles will be a fresh addition to the IKEA range.’

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a skateboard was reavelead and here you can see a stand to place it

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SPÄNTS follows the design’s monochrome and minimal style

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some classics revisited, like the neon lamps

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during men’s fashion week in paris, the collection was teased with a light installation
image by creations of LA

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packed and unpacked neon light lamps
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detail of the lamps and cords
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people could walk through an array of neon lamps set against a wall inside a black space
image by creations of LA

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image by creations of LA

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parisian street
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