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This Dress is Made from 555 Plastic IKEA bags!

By Kim Anne Aug 9, 2012 7:36PM

Many of us turn to Swedish retail giant IKEA when we need a budget-friendly addition to our home décor—after all, you can pick up everything from dishes to couches all at wallet-friendly prices. But Berlin-based artist Ida-Marie Corell has taken the IKEA obsession to a whole new level with the creation of a fashion piece based on the company.


Corell took a total of 555 IKEA blue shopping bags and has fashioned them into one giant dress. Why, you ask? Good question. The concept of making the dress was to explore the idea of reusing plastic for an art installation called “Oh. Plastiksack!”

This ginormous dress fills an entire room in the Gewerbemuseum in Switzerland and will be open to the public until October 7th.

Tell us: What do you think of this bag dress?

Photo: Courtesy Tommi Mäkynen / Courtesy of Ida-Marie Corell


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