IKEA Recruits Daniel Arsham, Sabine Marcelis and More for Home Objects Collection
The homeware giant brings inspiring design to the masses.
IKEA has unveiled its latest Art Event collection, an initiative that was established in 2015 as a way to democratize contemporary design. For 2021, the Swedish homeware giant collaborated with five artists and studios — Daniel Arsham, Sabine Marcelis, Stefan Marx, Gelchop and Humans since 1982 — for a range of unique statement pieces including lamps, clocks and wall decorations.
Arsham’s contribution is a wall clock designed to appear as if it’s flying through the air. A layer of “fabric” folds around the timepiece and flares to the side, capturing the motion of a scarf or bandana blowing in the wind. Marcelis crafted a minimalist LED wall lamp featuring a singular, slit-like opening at the front. Paying homage to IKEA’s flat-pack furniture, Gelchop designed a pair of Allen key-shaped lamps, while Humans since 1982 devised wall decorations that mount miniature drones like butterflies. Lastly, a vase and throw blanket by Stefan Marx feature bold black-and-white text and graphics.
IKEA’s 2021 Art Event collection ranges from approximately $26 to $69 USD and releases at IKEA stores in May.