The massive success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch platform has resulted in various brands eager to hop on the bandwagon to create their own engaging content. Big-ticket fashion labels like Valentino and Marc Jacobs released custom design codes for their designer clothing to be worn in-game. Even fast food giant KFC got the memo and created an entire restaurant in its own virtual island, allowing select lucky fans to visit their “newly-opened branch.” LOL!
That said, the latest marketing move by IKEA has easily become a contender for the best one yet—the Swedish furniture retailer’s Taiwan Facebook page released a version of its 2021 catalog rendered in Animal Crossing style—and to state the obvious, it’s super adorable!
Now if you’ve ever wanted to browse through an actual catalog that features various ACNH furniture, congratulations—your dream has now become a reality. While some of IKEA’s designs have no exact equivalent existing in the virtual world of Animal Crossing, they did successfully manage to find a pretty close match for the featured items. IKEA even had the brilliant idea of replicating their original models with cleverly styled characters from the game! So, so cool.
Below, browse some photo comparisons from the catalog that will surely have you in awe (and make you want to redecorate your own space while you're at it):
This is the perfect crossover we never knew we needed. BRB, selling more turnips on Animal Crossing so we can buy some IKEA-approved furniture!