IKEA's Art Event Is Back With Quirky, Eye-Catching Designs

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IKEA might be best known for its affordable furniture line, but that doesn't mean the Swedish brand can't go a little high-brow with its offerings.

IKEA has launched its sixth annual Art Event collection, which comprises 10 limited-edition pieces created in collaboration with artists Daniel Arsham, Gelchop, Humans since 1982, Sabine Marcelis, and Stefan Marx. The products will be sold online and in-store.

"Each item in this collection has a practical function, and at the same time it is an art object," IKEA Art Event creative leader Henrik Most said in a statement. "The traditional idea of art being high-end and design being part of mass culture simply is not relevant anymore. The two go fantastic together — that is where the magic happens."

Check out the 10 pieces from the avant-garde IKEA Art Event 2021 collection below, and shop it here.

1. Daniel Arsham Clock, $44.99

2. Gelchop LED Table Lamp, Alien-Key Shaped, $44.99

3. Gelchop LED Flashlight, Alien-Key Shaped in Blue, $29.99

4. Gelchop LED Flashlight, Alien-Key Shaped in Silver, $29.99

5. Humans since 1982 Wall Decoration, $49.99

6. Humans since 1982 Wall Decoration, $24.99

7. Sabine Marcelis LED Wall Lamp (12"), $39.99

8. Sabine Marcelis LED Wall Lamp (16"), $59.99

9. Stefan Marx Throw, $24.99

10. Stefan Marx Vase, $24.99


Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.

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