Hype Homeware For The Streetwear Aficionado
Moving beyond sneakers and apparel, streetwear brands have delved into a broader spectrum of hype. Read on to know more.
Long gone are the days when the concept of hype was only limited to copping the latest sneakers or the staple white and red Supreme T-shirt. Designers and creators have now started expressing their artistic abilities by adding a heightened actualisation of functionality beyond the concept of clothing, giving birth to an eccentric new genre - "Hype Homeware".
With the increasing demand and curiosity towards the diverse range of products offered by luxury streetwear labels, the concept of "hype homes" has become a foreseeable reality. From elaborate collections dedicated towards curating designer homes to exclusive collaborative drops, there are endless options out there to make a perfect hype home.
Virgil Abloh x Ikea
Marking his first collaboration in the world of lifestyle with the home solutions giant Ikea, Virgil Abloh brought forth a collection called MARKERAD - a limited edition series full of statement home pieces.
Comprising of a rather artistic visual language, the collection featured pieces ranging from carpets to clocks, enriched with the Virgil factor. Some of the most distinctive pieces included an Ikea bill carpet, a doorstop chair, the imitated Mona Lisa and various other simple creations that were amplified with the famous block quotes.
Off-White x 1stDibs
Back with the second home collection for Off-White, Virgil Abloh has redefined finesse with an assortment of 80 exclusive designs perfectly suitable for all parts of a house. Made exclusively in collaboration with the luxury retail platform 1stDibs, the collection combines the design expertise of Abloh with the modernity of Off-White.
Starting with a small range of wallpapers, the collection comes with a range of home décor and accessories like umbrella stands, doormats, kitchenware, throw blankets and more that have been exquisitely crafted from the best materials.
Supreme SS2020 Accessories
Supreme’s SS20 brought with it a line of unexpected drops in terms of accessories and collaborations. The brand introduced a diverse range of home and lifestyle products, right from Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste to Kartell Trix modular sofa bed - all with the peculiar Supreme twist.
The collection also includes a fish bowl, a set of eccentrically printed vases, a Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet and much more.
With labels dropping full-blown product lines, there have been various other releases with design processes that work around signature imagery of certain celebrated brands.
Stüssy 8 Ball Candle
Earlier this year, Stüssy released a rather waxy version of their signature 8 Ball motif, in the form of a spectacular black candle. Made in 100% unscented wax, the candle comes with the brand’s logo at the back, the clean and minimal design of the candle makes it a versatile fit for any room in the house.
Bodega Rose Horticulture Ceramics
Bodega Rose, a renowned horticulture design studio, is known for creating an impeccable mélange of art, design and fashion with the recreational art of ceramics.
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Neighborhood SRL x Dr. Romanelli
Known for various outdoorsy releases like gardening tools and more, Neighborhood's Specimen Research Laboratory, commonly known as SRL, recently collaborated with the streetwear giant Dr. Romanelli over a capsule collection, featuring an assortment of sustainably built furniture along with apparel.
Made from the recycled counterparts of Neighborhood's production line, the couches come with a patchwork finish, exhibiting a play of characters through camouflage, colours and various textures, along with the staple SRL branding.
Shoebox Furniture by Gyun Han Lee
Ever been puzzled about the use of the sneaker boxes that come in with all the cops? Some preserve and some discard these boxes but Gyun Han Lee, a Seoul based artist makes furniture out of them! The artist's recent exhibition, "The Pattern Is The Pattern" displays a wide variety of furniture created from Nike's shoe boxes, with an underlying plywood structure that provides strength.
Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades
The French fashion house, Louis Vuitton's "Art Of Living" runs a special division called Objets Nomades, featuring some of the most artistic furniture created by various influential and internationally acclaimed designers. Clad in the luxury of LV's design language, these meticulous designs are definite to add essence to any space they're designated.
With bustling creativity and expressive mediums that go beyond just fashionable apparel, this new contemporary approach by luxury and streetwear labels that plunges towards homeware will definitely take the lifestyle arena to new heights. We can't wait to see what's next!