Very rare “Tiger” art rug designed by Walter Van Beirendonck for Ikea Glödande Collection 2016. Limited Edition, Sweden, marked with label.
Walter Van Beirendonck is a Belgian fashion designer known for his avant-garde designs and bold use of color and print. He is one of the influential members of the Antwerp Six, a group of designers who graduated from the Royal Academy of fine Arts in Antwerp in the 1980s and went on to revolutionize the fashion industry.
Van Beirendonck’s designs often explore themes of gender, identity, and cultural diversity, with a focus on promoting acceptance and inclusivity. He is also known for his innovative use of materials and textures, and his collections often feature unexpected combinations of fabrics and patterns.
In addition to his work in fashion, Van Beirendonck is also an educator and has served as the head of the fashion department at the Royal Academy of fine Arts in Antwerp since 2007. His contributions to the world of fashion have been widely recognized, and he has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.