Kanye West wants to design a furniture range with IKEA because he wants to expand his fashion line.
The 39-year-old rapper has admitted he “has” to collaborate with the global furniture retailer and has always dreamed of designing his own collection for the company because he wants to launch “more products” to his fashion line.
Speaking to Annie Mac on BBC Radio One, the “Famous” hitmaker said: “I have to work with IKEA — make furniture for interior design, for architecture and I know that if I do a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm where the TV goes on the side of the wall. ‘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.’ ”
And West, who launched his debut footwear range Yeezus with the sportswear giant adidas in 2013, has revealed he wants to design an affordable shoe capsule for the company.
“I’m going to adidas and I’m like ‘adidas, I know you’ve never made a shoe under 50 dollars but we have to make a shoe that costs 30 dollars and I’m going be the coolest shoe of all.’ To me, this thing I’m saying is the thing I’m most excited about of anything I’ve ever done,” he said about his future plans for the label.
“To be able to take all of what I’ve learned from the best designers and making collections with fashion people ripping me up alive and dissing me saying don’t quit your day job and all that, to be able to get to the point of being able to make something that everyone can touch and have that visibility [is my goal],” he said.