Flat-pack furnishings emporium IKEA has tapped several artists to spearhead the next installment of its Art Event collection, following its collab with Virgil Abloh last year. The 10-piece capsule of lamps, clocks, and vases aims to make contemporary art furnishings more accessible via affordable pricing ranging from around $26 to $70.

One of the more notable pieces comes from contemporary American artist and former Dior collaborator Daniel Arsham. For his IKEA debut, fans of Arsham's petrified twentieth-century media artifacts may have been expecting some kind of disintegrating chair from the future. Instead, Arsham has designed a clock that appears to be literally flying through time while shrouded in a white sheet.

The unstoppable passage of time is a theme found throughout Arsham's oeuvre and was even applied to a pair of aging Dior Air Jordan 1s at the end of last year.

In addition to Arsham's airborne timepiece, Japanese design studio Gelchop has turned to a fundamental icon of the IKEA brand — the Allen key – for inspiration. Gelchop rendered the handy tool as a lamp made from anodized aluminum, to be propped against a wall to emit a soft light from hidden LEDs.

Lighting and ambiance fanatics will be pleased to know that a gashed sconce (lighting fixture) has also been prepared by artist Sabine Marcelis. The rounded lighting fixture will glow from the edges in five different colors ranging from muted yellow to neon pink. Elsewhere, vases and a throw arrive emblazoned with various graphic slogans from Stefan Marx.

Lastly, fans of Zeitgeist-y tech dystopia vibes in their home may be interested in a series of "captured" drones that are presented as natural history museums display a rare case of butterflies, which comes from art duo Human Since 1982.

The IKEA Art Event Collection is due for release later this year.

We Recommend
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Meditations on Scent With Andreas Keller, the Socrates of Smell
    • Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    When Heritage Meets Hip-Hop: Enter The World of Ballantine's x RZA
    • Art & Design
    • sponsored
  • East Side Gallery Art
    A Hitchhiker's Guide To Berlin Street Art
    • Art & Design
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    A$AP Rocky's Matching Set is Truly Like No Other
    • Style
What To Read Next
  • a look at the Hikaru Matsumura x Melissa collaborative Mogu bag
    Hikaru Matsumura x Melissa’s Bag Collab Is a Satisfying, Y2K Trip
    • Style
  • boss ss24
    Sophia the Robot Is a BOSS Model Now
    • Culture
  • gucci ss24
    There's No Raining on Sabato De Sarno's Gucci Parade
    • Style
  • mains umbrella cane
    You Can Stand Under My $38K Mains Umbrella
    • Style
  • Guram Gvasalia
    Did Vetements' Guram Gvasalia & Kate Moss Just Go IG Official?
    • Culture
  • a look at the TAG Heuer x Team Izakawa watch collab
    TAG Heuer & Team Ikuzawa Celebrate Japan’s Lone Wolf With a Carrera Collab
    • Watches
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.