We can all count on IKEA to bring us highly functional furniture and affordable small-space storage solutions. Not to mention, all the budget-friendly decor trends like the latest Pantone colors or rattan furniture that are so hot right now. Well, now you can add *hand-drawn* artwork to your list next time you shop. IKEA’s ART EVENT 2017 collection hits stores and online in April, and there are lots of goodies for pop art lovers to bring home.
The limited-edition collection features a curation of hand-drawn motifs from both established and up-and-coming artists. Creative Leader Henrik Most explains the mission behind the IKEA ART EVENT collections: “We have a very strong and simple vision about art at IKEA, and it’s that art should be affordable — it should be accessible for many people — and also that art belongs in the home, not just in galleries or museums.”
The artwork here is all highly individual. “Hand drawing is a fascinating art form,” Most explains. “It reminds us of what it is to be human in a world driven by speedy technology and digital development.” Some works like Shelfie by French artist Jean Jullien — a name you may recognize from his “Peace for Paris” symbol that went viral — aim to make you smile.
Others, like French artist Amandine Urruty’s Rainbows, make a more surreal social and cultural statement. The artist describes her work as “a kind of ragout, mixing antique toys and medieval bestiaries… slimy monsters and lots of love.”
If you’ve been yearning for a gallery wall refresh, now might be the time to add to your collection. All posters are 24×35¾ inches and retail for $10, including mounting tape.
The ART EVENT 2017 collection is available for a limited time. To check out the full line, head over to IKEA’s website, or make a whole day of it and visit the giant blue and yellow warehouse nearest you.
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