If you’re looking to brighten up your home while waiting for the summer months to come along, IKEA’s latest collection might be the thing for you.
Titled VARMBLIXT, the collection is the Swedish retailer’s collaboration with Rotterdam-based designer Sabine Marcelis. The much-anticipated IKEA x Sabine Marcelis collection was first announced in 2021, with the integral items being revealed at the 2022 Milan Design Week.
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The collection brings together art and design at an affordable price point, and hones in on Marcelis’ signature style, which includes shifting the perception of lighting from functional to emotional.
Designed to bring a new meaning of lighting to the home, there are four lighting items in the VARMBLIXT collection which will be kept long-term in the IKEA range. There’s the VARMBLIXT LED Pendant Lamp ($169.99), which features curved pipes made from frosted white glass, and the VARMBLIXT LED Wall Mirror Lamp ($79.99) designed with a semi-transparent glass panel and light strip. The VARMLIXT LED Wall Lamp ($69.99) gives a minimalistic finish while still packing a punch.
Perhaps the showstopper of the collection is the VARMBLIXT LED Table/Wall Lamp ($49.99) in its perfectly infinite donut shape. An eye-catching finish to any room, the donut lamp gives off a warm orange glow.
“I wanted to take an unexpected approach to exploring the idea of how lighting functions within the home and to inspire people to consider new shapes and elements which blend into and highlight different types of interior spaces in a new, bold, and artistic ways,” Marcelis said of her lighting range.
“When the light passes through the orange glass [of the table/wall lamp], it makes the soft donut-like shape shine with a warm glow,” she added. “It’s a magical sight that catches the eye — regardless of if it’s on a table or hanging on a wall.”
As well as lighting solutions, VARMBLIXT features sleek and sophisticated glassware and serving dishes to enhance any dinner party — or the every day. Products include the VARMBLIXT Serving Bowl with Lid ($39.99) and VARMBLIXT Champagne Coupe ($8.99).
Rounding out the collection are two hand-tufted rugs that have been inspired by the delicate hues of a warm sunset. Bringing depth and texture into any space, the VARMBLIXT rugs come in two sizes and colors.
The Sabine Marcelis VARMBLIXT collection will be rolled out on IKEA.com and in stores nationwide from Feb. 2023.