IKEA has launched its Art Event collection 2021, which presents a new perspective of home furnishings wherein art meets functional design. The brand invited visionary artists and designers like Daniel Arsham, Gelchop, Humans since 1982, Sabine Marcelis and Stefan Marx to create this ten-piece limited edition collection that includes inspiring artworks, which double-up as useful household objects.
Swedish furniture maker has been creating these collections with an aim to make art accessible and affordable for everyone. This year’s collection comprises 10 home furnishing objects – wall decoration lighting pieces by Sabine Marcelis; a wall clock by Daniel Arsham; an Allen key-shaped table lamp and a torch by Gelchop; a vase and a throw by Stefan Marx; and wall decorations by Humans since 1982.
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Each item in this collection has a practical function, and at the same time, it is an art object explained Henrik Most, Creative Leader for IKEA Art Event. The IKEA Art Event 2021 collection will be available globally through IKEA stores and online from April 2021. Have a look at the included objects below:
Netherlands-based industrial designer Sabine Marcelis has made LED wall lamps in two different sizes, inspired by Lucio Fontana’s cut paintings
Japanese 3D-design group Gelchop has created a torch and a table lamp inspired by the IKEA Allen key
Sweden-based Humans since 1982 has created a drone wall piece. It resembles a butterfly collection cabinet, but instead of butterflies, it has drones pinned to the backdrop
German artist and illustrator Stefan Marx has made a vase and a throw, with a typographic message
American multidisciplinary artist Daniel Arsham has designed a draped, moving wall clock that seems to be flying