Good news for Red Hook! The big box retailer that's about to rip up your neighborhood is the most influential designer in the world. That's right, everybody's favorite Swedish furniture mart is tops on icon magazine's list of the 21 most influential things and people on the design landscape today.
Having successfully invalidated retro-suburban taste, Ikea has now turned its fire on expensive ?designer? furniture ? and on the pretensions of designers themselves...It?s time to acknowledge that founder Ingvar Kamprad is the most influential taste-maker in the world today.Try to remember that the next time you're complaining about something silly like the "urban fabric."
· 21 Most Influential [icon via Apartment Therapy]
· Ikea Red Hook Outrage Bubbling Up All Over [Curbed]