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IKEA Art Event 2021 collection to feature functional art and furniture pieces

The limited edition collection will feature everyday items designed with an artistic twist.

Sarah Chan

Likes museum trips and is sometimes artsy. Can be found in pattern prints.

Published: 26 March 2021, 2:40 PM

You can now spruce up your home in style as the annual IKEA Art Event 2021 collection returns this April with a series of functional art pieces for your home.

The sixth edition will feature a ten-piece limited edition catalogue of home furnishing designed by various artists around the world, and include a table clock, vase and a LED lamp designed with an artistic twist.

The IKEA Art Event 2021 collection will be available globally at IKEA stores and online from April 2021.

The upcoming event aims to bring art to the homes of many while “blurring the fine line between art and design”, IKEA said in a release on Mar 12.

Artists who have participated in the collection include Daniel Arsham (New York), Gelchop (Tokyo), Humans since 1982 (Stockholm), Sabine Marcelis (Rotterdam) and Stefan Marx (Berlin).

First started in 2015, the annual collection aims to “democratise art and make it accessible and affordable for everyone”.

Creative leader for IKEA Art Event Henrik Most said: “Each item in this collection has a practical function, and at the same time it is an art object.

“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.”

While the exact release date in Singapore has not been announced, you can enjoy the collection from home using IKEA’s customised augmented reality effects on Instagram.

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