If you love cartoons, then the new IKEA FÖRNYAD collection doesn’t disappoint. A few years ago, IKEA decided to work with Sarah Andelman, Creative Director of Colette*, and Darcel Disappoints designer Craig Redman to embrace student life with a playful collection. Meet, FÖRNYAD, a collection that celebrates fun, quirky & vibrance.
Darcel Disappoints is a New Yorker. He’s also a cartoon. Sometimes cynical, sometimes silly (but always loveable), Darcel is a keen observer of city life. Whether he’s gallery hopping or subway riding, Darcel maintains his signature style—a monocle— and his signature attitude. Thanks to his unique take on city life (and his adorable shape), he’s become a fashion world favourite.
Meet Craig Redman, the creator of Darcel
Craig Redman is an Australian-born artist living and working in New York City. He is one half of the design studio Craig & Karl and has collaborated with many brands inside and out of the fashion world, including Vogue, Nike, Apple, Google and more. He is also the creator of Darcel Disappoints, a cartoon with a sometimescynical, sometimes-silly take on everyday life in New York. Craig’s work—from typography and fabric design to editorial art direction— is bold, colourful and graphic. Above all, it’s fun.
My take on IKEA Förnyad Collection:
I love vibrant colours and like to usually add some bold accents to my space and this collection is all about that. I’m listing out a few of my favourites from the collection and their prices.
What’s your thoughts on this collaboration? Let me know in the comments below!
Picture and information credits – Ikea Canada