Sabine Marcelis and IKEA’s lighting collection
Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis and IKEA have unveiled a luminous collection, emphasizing the beauty of light and its positive impact on people’s well-being. Dubbed ‘VARMBLIXT’, the range is held at the IKEA Festival, during Milan Design Week 2022, revealing two LED lights with a larger collection to be announced within the coming year.
‘VARMBLIXT’ marks the second collaboration between the Swedish company and the designer, following her participation in the IKEA art event 2021. ‘With VARMBLIXT, I want people to connect more with their homes and consider elements such as lighting which enlighten our atmosphere in a simplistic yet sophisticated way,’ says Sabine Marcelis.
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‘VARMBLIXT’ changes our homes’ atmosphere
Sabine Marcelis and IKEA’s collaboratory collection for the VARMBLIXT lamps are more than home furnishing. The project focuses on the importance of light, especially in northern countries during autumn when daytime shortens and the sun is slowly disappearing. Through these lighting solutions, they seek to create a sensual experience that forms a warm and delicate environment, thus enhancing our home’s atmosphere and feel.
When the lamps are on, they emit a warm light that ‘transforms the ambiance of the room’. When they are off, they serve as sculptural objects celebrating their pure shapes and forms. Both the designs are highlighted by the way they bend out from the wall with their characteristic curve, which forms a dramatic glow behind. The lamps can be mounted both horizontally and vertically thanks to their flexible structure that adapts to different interior syntheses. ‘Light has an impact on how we feel, it creates ambiance and atmosphere. Direct light and indirect light can create unexpected effects harmonizing or amplifying our surroundings,’ adds the designer.
designer: Sabine Marcelis
christina petridou I designboom
jun 12, 2022