The VARMBLIXT Limited Collection was born out of IKEA’s desire to make more people more curious about home lighting. This collaboration is based on IKEA’s idea of the importance of light for health and well-being (a state of well-being both physically and mentally), and the idea of “changing the perception of lighting from a mere functional existence to a moving existence.” Achieving long-term goals.
IKEA’s design philosophy of “democratic design”* and Sabine Marcelis’ unique design characterized by minimal shapes and styles, intuitive light and color are fused in a limited collection created by sculpture that makes use of lighting and light. A total of 17 items will be sold, including stylish accessories such as , and rugs designed with inspiration from the light of the setting sun.
A particular feature is the donut-shaped motif, the perfect infinity of shapes that characterize Sabine’s work. The first product series inspired by this donut shape will be available in 2 sizes of glass bowls and 1 lamp. VARMBLIX LED table/wall lamp is also a versatile item that can be wall mounted or displayed on a table.
Sabine Marcelis says:
“I want to take an unexpected approach to exploring how lighting works in the home and move people’s hearts. I want people to feel that they want to mix it into a unique space and make it stand out.”
Henrik Most, Creative Leader at IKEA of Sweden, said:
“In creating the VARMBLIXT collection, our vision was to develop the idea of combining (functional) design with (art-like) sculptural objects. I hope that everyone will feel the wonder of incorporating multi-purpose objects that combine functionality while pursuing a functional aesthetic in the space.”
Why don’t you live with “VARMBLIXT Limited Collection”, whose sophisticated sculptural design stimulates the quest for the power of light?
About Sabine Marcelis https://sabinemarcelis.com/
Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Sabine Marcelis is a designer fascinated by the inherent properties of materials and the effects they create. In the fields of product development, installation and spatial design, she seeks to create magical experiences through captivating design. He graduated from Eindhoven Design College. Her work has been well received at international design festivals. She was awarded Designer of the Year by British design magazine Wallpaper and was named one of the top 100 creators by American design magazine Architectural Digest in 2021 and 2022.
■ Collection name: VARMBLIXT Limited Collection
■ Sales locations: IKEA stores nationwide, IKEA online store
*Some products may not be available at some stores.
*The number is limited. Ends as soon as it’s gone.
■ Sales start: February 1, 2023 (Wednesday)
■ URL: https://www.ikea.jp/varmblixt
*Depending on the spread of the new coronavirus infection, store operations and release dates may change.
*Three lights from the VARMBLIXT limited collection, including the LED table/wall lamp and the LED wall lamp, are planned for long-term sale.
[Introduction of some products (price includes tax)]
LED table/wall lamp
As the light passes through the lamp’s orange glass, the gentle donut-like shape glows warmly. A lamp that emits a fantastic light and can be used as a table lamp or a wall lamp. Built-in LEDs are used, so there is no need to replace bulbs. Furthermore, it is an eco-friendly product that has a lifespan of 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs and consumes 85% less energy.
LED wall lamp
Have you ever seen a “solar eclipse” seconds before the moon hides the sun? If so, the light of this circular LED wall lamp should bring it to mind. A soft light like a beautiful painting attracts your gaze. The light spreads toward the wall behind the curved part of the lamp and upwards, creating a soft atmosphere. This is also an energy-saving and eco-friendly product that uses embedded LEDs.
serving bowl with lid
This small glass serving bowl has a lid that doubles as a bowl. Perfect for holding snacks, sweets, or storing small items. It can be used alone as a beautiful object.
Combining frosted glass with a sturdy dark red metal handle, the tray is easy to grip and carry. Perfect with other cocktail accessories from the VARMBLIXT collection, it will add style to your table.
A low, wide-mouthed glass is perfect for sparkling wine or champagne in a glamorous setting. The table is gorgeous.
A timeless and stylish way to serve your beverages. Attractive with clean lines, this product comes with a long white glass stirrer so you can mix all the ingredients in a glass carafe and pour into a glass instantly.
¥149 / 30 pieces
Inspired by the orange and yellow hues of sunlight. If you decorate it with tableware, it will be a wonderful color accent that will brighten up your tableware coordination.
Each rug is hand-tufted by skilled craftsmen, using a soft, high-density wool pile, resulting in a unique finish. The gradation from bright orange to dark orange is like sunshine, and not only does it look soothing, but it also has a soft feel that softens the sound, making it perfect for those who want to relax.
Hand tufting by skilled craftsmen. The gradient of this wool hand-tufted rug was inspired by the different shades of yellow in sunlight. The playful shape, which looks like two rugs stacked on top of each other, is perfect for limited spaces.
The glass vase has clean lines and is stylish both as a vase and as a stand-alone object. A small glass ball at the bottom not only adds playfulness, but also helps hold the stem in place.
*This means we need to create products that combine beautiful design, superior functionality, sustainability, high quality and are available at affordable prices. IKEA calls this “democratic design”.
*Some products may not be available at some stores.
* The arrival status of each product varies depending on the store. Please check the IKEA online store (www.IKEA.jp) for the arrival and stock status of each store.
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