The sixth IKEA Art Event is a private brand limited collection that’s all about the magic that happens when the line between art and functional design blurs. This range of home furnishings presents an ingenious perspective on everyday things, inviting the wonder and curiosity sparked by art right into your home.
For the new collection, IKEA has selected five artists and designers to create inspiring art pieces that will capture your imagination — and at the same time, double as useful household items to be picked up, put back down, switched on and then off. It’s a wonderful new vision for art and home that doesn’t play by the rules, so please go ahead and touch the artwork.
In the past, art was considered something to be admired from a distance in a museum or gallery. Now, this idea of art is changing — many artists also work as designers making everyday objects that can be used, and vice versa.
“We want to show that being an artist or being a designer does not mean that you have to stay in one box, you can work within different fields, and that this new movement has had a profound impact both on the design and art scenes today,” says Henrik Most, a creative leader at IKEA, about the idea behind this collection. IKEA ART EVENT 2021 seeks to celebrate the sense of wonder created by these fields coming together, and by taking art out of the gallery and into the home.
For this clever ten-piece private brand collection, IKEA has collaborated with some of the most imaginative artists and designers working today: Daniel Arsham, Gelchop, Humans since 1982, Sabine Marcelis and Stefan Marx. “We choose to work with different artists from around the world to reflect the diversity of art and design coming together,” says Henrik Most. “I feel inspired when I look at this collection because each product has such a strong story.
Driven by curiosity, these visionaries take recognizable objects and add their unique artistic spin, shifting our view of what a simple clock or lamp, flashlight or throw, vase or picture is. Each of these pieces has a vision of its own, elevating the ordinary into the extraordinary.
IKEA ART EVENT 2021 showcases the future of living with art — where it can be picked up and used as well as thoughtfully reflected upon. There are no boundaries in IKEA’s new vision; art every day for everyone.