UC DAAP Students Find Inspiration at IKEA!

Did you ever look at your shower curtain or linen sheets and imagine a beautiful evening gown or a printed summer dress? Well, that’s just a day in the life of sophomore students at University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).

That’s why IKEA recently supported a project that encouraged aspiring designers of the UC DAAP program. Their task: to create fashionable pieces inspired by elements within the store. Students found the home textile department to be truly inspirational, as they adventured through hundreds of fun, bold, eccentric fabrics to be the muse of their designs. UC staff and IKEA co-workers agreed when presented the final looks, that these young designers created truly one-of-a-kind pieces.

“We hope this project will open many more opportunities to showcase IKEA’s iconic looks designed by talented DAAP students,” says IKEA store manager Heather Spatz in a recent press release.

This was an amazing opportunity for both IKEA and the DAAP students to design and showcase such great prints from your every day home items! If you are looking for some inspiration of your own, check out the pictures below of some of their creative designs!


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