IKEA Responds to Kanye West’s Offer to Collaborate
Kanye West recently expressed his desire to collaborate with Swedish furniture company IKEA.
During an interview with BBC Radio One, the rapper said he'd kill it in furniture design, the same say he's made an impact with his Yeezy sneakers.
"I have to work with IKEA -- make furniture for interior design, for architecture," Kanye West, before adding that students would relish in "a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm" designed by Yeezy. "Yo IKEA, allow Kanye to create, allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a bed that he makes, I want a chair that he makes -- I want more products from Ye."
Well, IKEA has responded. A company rep told CNBC that although they're "flattered by Kanye West's high interest," IKEA is not looking to "collaborate at this point in time."
Interestingly, IKEA Australia recently posted a mockup, imagining what a partnership with Kanye could look like.
Kanye visited IKEA's Sweden flagship back in March, and tweeted that he was "super inspired" by the trip.