IKEA Art Event 2021 Collection – Where Art and Design Meet

Must art have a purpose? Should it be functional?
These are questions that have been debated endlessly by artists and philosophers in every generation. Today, IKEA offers its say on the matter with the 6th IKEA Art Event Collection.

The Swedish company is showcasing pieces that meld art and functional design. The goal? To democratize art and quash the notion that art only belongs in museums and galleries.

Featuring the works of Daniel Arsham, Sabine Marcelis, Humans Since 1982, Gelchop, and Stefan Marx, renowned artists from around the world, the collection is a protest against the traditional and exclusivist view of high art. Henrik Most, the head of the IKEA Art Event, has given us a collection of lamps, vases, and clocks that will turn your living room into a small section of The Louvre.

Allen key-themed lights and lamps by gelchop

Gelchop, the Japanese design studio known for its quirky and elegant reimagining of everyday objects, has taken IKEA’s iconic Allen Key and playfully transformed it into a doubly useful table lamp and torch.

Daniel Arsham’s flying clock

Daniel Arsham’s works are influenced by multiple disciplines, including architecture and performance. His featured piece, Flying Clock, doubles as a table clock and an evocative sculpture that plays on the ideas of time and spatial distortion.

Sabine Marcelis

Sabine Marcellis, known for her interesting and creative use of resin, neon, glass, and marble, has given us a minimalist wall lamp that will brighten a room in more ways than one.

vases by Stefan Marx

Skateboarder, cultural philosopher, and artist Stefan Marx has drawn from his broad range of experience to produce a vase and a throw with enigmatic typography.

throw by Stefan Marx

The intriguing wall decoration by Humans Since 1982 takes the concept of the framed butterfly collection and replaces it with drones. A subtle commentary on modern surveillance technology that will be an excellent conversation starter when added to a room.

wall decorations by humans since 1982

The intriguing wall decoration by Humans Since 1982 takes the concept of the framed butterfly collection and replaces it with drones. A subtle commentary on modern surveillance technology that will be an excellent conversation starter when added to a room.

These pieces will be sold in limited quantities online and at Singapore IKEA Tampines and Alexandra this 29 April 2021. You can also check out IKEA’s Instagram page and use their Augmented Reality (AR) effect to see how they’ll look around your room.

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